Build Institute Blog

We collects stories from our Build Institute grads, news from us at Build, and entrepreneurship happenings around Detroit into our blog. If you have a story we should include, read more about submitting to the blog here.
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The Importance of Financial Literacy for Micro-Businesses

The need for financial literacy is clear in both our personal lives and in business, but perhaps the highest stakes for personal financial adeptness is in micro-business.

Build Speaks at South By Southwest (SXSW)

In March 2017, Build was invited by Michigan House to speak on the panel about equity and inclusion in communities.

Build Institute Honored by Bank of America

Build Institute is honored to be selected as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder from Bank of America.

Kiva Zip Detroit Update

Kiva Zip Detroit loans have moved to a new home on!

Hundreds Learn About Launching a Social Enterprise in Detroit

Energy, motivation and heart radiate at Social Entrepreneur Day activities.

Welcome Wayne: Alumni Manager

Get to know our new Alumni Manager Wayne Ramocan!

Welcome Yolanda: Registration Manager

Get to know our new Registration Manager Yolanda Curry!

Welcome Madalyn: Brand Strategy Manager

Get to know our Brand Strategy Manager Madalyn Knebel!

Get to Know Nikki: Alumni Coordinator

Get to know our new Alumni Coordinator, Nikki Pardo!

A Spirit of Detroit: Build grad reflects and thanks those that have helped

Build grad David Silver of Detroit Horse Power reflects on his entrepreneurial journey starting his social enterprise and thanks those that have helped him along the way.