Guest Post: Why Equitable and Inclusive Entrepreneurship Matters

Build Institute empowers people to launch ideas and grow businesses by providing access to education, resources, and a supportive engaged community. While Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is continually growing, April Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of Build Institute, found that it is becoming even more critical to support women and people of color in Detroit due…

Guest Post: Building Founder-Focused Community

Community plays an important role in many industries, but is especially beneficial for startup founders. EntryPoint guest blogger, Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bamboo Detroit, recognized the opportunity to help other founders build a network. As featured in the 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report, she discusses the importance of building founder-focused community and how…

EntryPoint Releases 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report

Report Offers Insights Into the Economic Landscape of Detroit to Inform the Development of Entrepreneurial Support Programs ANN ARBOR, Mich. - April 1, 2020 - EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, today announced the release of the 2020 Detroit Entrepreneurial…

How the Midwest Can Turn Community Engagement into a Competitive Advantage

2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Connects Entrepreneurs to Funding and Resources to Fuel the Growth of Startups EntryPoint was thrilled to partner with ID Ventures, one of the most active early-stage investors in Michigan, to host the 2019 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. Over the last decade, Accelerate Michigan has become one of the largest events…

2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report Reveals Five-Year Economic Trends Impacting Detroit’s Growing Startup Community

Report Shows 54% Increase in the Number of Venture-Backed Startups Over the Last Five Years ANN ARBOR, Mich. - August 5, 2019 - EntryPoint, an organization that uses a data-driven approach to advance entrepreneurship, today announced the release of the 2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. The report highlights economic trends over the last five years…

2018 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Highlights Michigan’s Best and Brightest Startups!

EntryPoint was excited to partner with ID Ventures, the venture team of Invest Detroit, to host the 2018 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC).  One thing was clear from the energy at the event: the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem is on the rise! For the last nine years, Invest Detroit Senior Vice President, Martin Dober and his…

2018 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report Highlights City as Growing Tech Hub

Ann Arbor, MICH. – October 30, 2018 – EntryPoint today announced the release of the 2018 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report. The report highlights Detroit’s economic growth and trends, showing 56 percent of venture capital was invested in information technology startups in the last year. This momentum builds upon the rapid growth of Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and…

How We Can Build a Stronger Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Detroit

The rise of Detroit is a topic that has come up frequently locally and nationally. I have written before about the elements needed to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in any city, but in advance of the amazing Detroit Startup Week, I wanted to focus on the opportunity for growth in Detroit’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Overall, I…