By Mary Meldrum // April 3, 2019
“Thanks to April Boyle and her vision to support microenterprises and diverse startups, over 350 businesses have opened in Metro Detroit since 2012. And now, it’s BUILD’s turn to open a new headquarters in Corktown.
Boyle, 45, of Pleasant Ridge founded the BUILD Institute as a nonprofit entrepreneurial incubator. BUILD has graduated over 1,700 entrepreneurs from classes and has helped launch businesses that have created over 500 jobs. Partnering with powerhouses such as the Knight Foundation, New Economy Initiative and Downtown Detroit Partnership, BUILD has flowered into an organization that delivers programs that position Detroit as a global leader in equitable entrepreneurship. With classes in Detroit and Ferndale, BUILD Institute has expanded its offerings to Pontiac and a new headquarters expected to open at The Corner in Corktown by June.”