• Build Institute becomes independent nonprofit

    PRESS RELEASE: Build Institute continues growth, leaving DDP to become its own autonomous 501c3

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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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  • 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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  • Detroit SOUP joins Build Institute

    Detroit SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Detroit. For a donation $5 attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more.

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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.