• Open City: Getting to Yes

    Open City this Monday, April 23! Understand the process of raising money for your business, which types of financing are most appropriate for your needs, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, tips on improving your chances for success.

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  • Small Business Week at Build

    Build Institute is proud to partner with SCORE, SBA and Deloitte during National Small Business Week. Join us for workshops that will help you update and refine your business plan for growth and sales.

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  • Great ideas start with Build

    Build Institute is a network of grassroots programs that assist people in turning their project or business idea into reality. We have graduated over 775 aspiring entrepreneurs from our classes, with many starting successful businesses in the city.

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  • Kiva Loans in Detroit

    Looking for small business funding but not sure where to turn? Learn more about becoming a micro-loan borrower through Kiva to obtain a 0% interest small business loan for up to $5,000.

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We help people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network in Detroit. Whether its our classes, networking events, mentorship, or connections to resources we’re here to provide a nurturing community that allows ideas to develop and flourish over time.