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  1. Year-End Campaign

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    At Build Institute, we break barriers and provide self-empowerment by fostering confidence, validating ideas and preparing entrepreneurs to launch their ideas.

    With over 1300 graduates, more than 450 businesses, and nearly 1000 jobs created, we are dedicated to making Detroit the leader in equitable entrepreneurship. 

    Core to our mission is keeping our programs accessible to everyone. With your help, we can continue to provide affordable education and support to both aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Help us impact more people who dream of owning their own business and support us in uplifting neighborhood enterprises.

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    Checks should be sent to 2701 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

     

  2. Build in Huffington Post

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    “There is no lack of people within Detroit’s neighborhoods who want to collaborate. April Boyle, Executive Director of Build Institute, a network of grass-roots programs that train people to bring their business ideas to life, says more attention and investment needs go to into community entrepreneurship. To date, Build has graduated 600 aspiring and experienced community entrepreneurs. Build fosters growth for what they call Main Street entrepreneurs– brick and mortars or mom and pop lifestyle passion businesses–that are looking to open businesses in their community.

    “We need both the investment paid to tech and high-growth companies but we also need to foster and nurture the community and Main Street entrepreneurs to keep the wealth, to keep our culture, and to preserve Detroit as a unique place,” says Boyle. “The respect for the small business community or the work that we’re doing at that cross section of community entrepreneurship and economic development doesn’t get the respect it deserves because people measure success in dollars, and they don’t understand that this problem took 50 years. It may take hopefully not as long because we don’t have that long to wait, but it’s going to take a long while in order to have that pipeline of workers, and talented, bright innovative workers have to start somewhere.”

     

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  3. Build in Fortune Magazine

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    In June, Build had the honor of being featured in Fortune Magazine’s article “The fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in America” featuring our very own Build grad Danielle Smith of Detroit Maid.

    “The number of businesses owned by African American women grew 322% since 1997, making black females the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S.”

    Read more here.