Entrepreneurship

Come Friendraise with Hatch Detroit Winner Live Cycle Delight!

For those who have heard about or followed the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest in recent months, this year’s winner Live Cycle Delight and its founder Amina Daniels have been on a roll since taking the crown in August’s public vote. This was the fifth year for the annual contest, which is presented by Opportunity Detroit, … Continue Reading →

Calling all entrepreneurs: Reimagine Detroit's transportation

Entrepreneurs! Submit Ideas for Detroit Transportation Challenge IdeaMarket announced its launch of the “Detroit Transportation Challenge”, a contest for entrepreneurs with the most innovative transportation-focused idea to receive up to $250,000, mentoring, and be turned into a Detroit-based company. The challenge’s supporting sponsors are Mission Throttle and Invest Detroit. The Detroit Transportation Challenge model combines … Continue Reading →

Detroit's Revitalization Begins in the Streets

Two weeks ago today, under the banner of the People First Project, I led a group of volunteers to reclaim the parking space in front of Astro Coffee on Michigan Avenue and transform it into a public space. The parklet was an immediate hit and instantly beloved by the community. Like most Detroiters, Corktown residents … Continue Reading →

Class project turns into business venture

Wife, expecting mother, Oakland University student, mentor, former NBA performer and Detroiter. All of these roles are owned by Aireal Taylor. But now you can add entrepreneur as well. Taylor is the founder of Kidz Cab, a chauffeured transportation service for children ages 4-16. A Cass Tech alum, Taylor realized the possibility of her business … Continue Reading →