In Crain’s Detroit Business: BUILD Institute expands reach in Michigan, Midwest

By Sherri Welch // March 17, 2019

“Detroit-based BUILD Institute has licensed its basic entrepreneurial education curriculum to a Fort Wayne, Ind., group working to develop an entrepreneurial system there.

At the same time, it’s expanding its classes and select entrepreneur support programs to other cities in Southeast Michigan, starting with Pontiac and Hazel Park.

BUILD is in the pilot phase of scaling its programs through an effort dubbed “BUILD Cities.” The three cities are enabling it to test different models for bringing its programs to other communities.

The three cities are the first to see BUILD classes outside of Detroit, but leaders in other places have also expressed interest, said BUILD Founder and Executive Director April Boyle.”