Opportunities for start-up funding and pitch competitions. Visit the sites directly for more information.
Hatch Detroit is a vehicle to champion and support independent retail businesses in Detroit through funding, exposure and mentoring. Founded in 2011, Hatch Detroit was created to give others the opportunity to have a role in the redevelopment of Detroit. The Contest was built on an idea called “Crowd Entrepreneurship” where average citizens have a role in voting for the type of retail they want in their community, and determining the winner of the Hatch Contest.
Click here to apply for the Hatch Detroit funding contest
EnrichHER Capital is a debt crowdfunding platform funding women-led businesses. The goal is to endow companies with the monies that they need to move from sustainability to growth while generating an investor return.
Click here to learn more about EI funding
Make It in Brooklyn is a movement celebrating the entrepreneurial ethos, grit, and drive of the people that make Brooklyn, Brooklyn.The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is the non-profit responsible for bringing together the best minds collectively creating this magic moment in Brooklyn under the Make It in Brooklyn brand, which they have created to serve as the connective tissue between the borough's startups and entrepreneurs to the seed-funding, mentorship and connections it takes to make it in the City of Brooklyn.
Click here to apply for the MIIB pitch contest
Mass Challenge is a non-profit organization on a mission to help startups win without taking equity. They envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact. They are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. They also give out over $2M in equity-free cash prizes globally every year – all to help high-impact and high-potential startups win.
Click here to apply for MC funding
Motor City Match connects new and expanding businesses with Detroit’s quality real estate opportunities, providing them with funding and tools to fuel the city’s entrepreneurial revolution.
Click here to apply for Motor City Match funding
They are a new type of venture capital fund. They want to help innovative entrepreneurs build distinctive technology companies while also catalyzing development in the technology ecosystem in Newark. Their backers and partners include Audible (an Amazon Company), Prudential Financial, Dun & Bradstreet and many others. They invest in Seed and Series A companies and then support growth and development by leveraging our network of corporate partners and mentors. They will invest up to $1 million in our companies.
Apply for NVP funding
The New Economy Initiative is a $134-million philanthropic program building a network of support for entrepreneurs and small businesses in metropolitan Detroit. Its grantmaking and convening strategy targets innovation and entrepreneurial support, placemaking, and talent attraction in Detroit and across the Southeast Michigan region.
Click here to apply for an NEI grant
Women Who Tech is a nonprofit organization, to bring together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology to transform the world and inspire change. Since 2008, they have produced several Women Who Tech TeleSummits packed with some of the most thought-provoking discussions led by startup investor Joanne Wilson, Arianna Huffington, WordPress usability expert Jane Wells of Automattic, Shaherose Charania of Founders Labs and Women 2.0, Shireen Mitchell of Digital Sistas, Elisa Camahort Page of BlogHer, and more.
Apply for WWT StartUp Challenges
Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding. It pays your expenses while you’re getting started.
Click here to apply for Y Combinator seed funding