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LaunchDETROIT Graduates Another Class of Enterpreneurs

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Our LuanchDetroit Mission is to support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in under-resourced communities in the Detroit region, by providing access to business loans, business development services, and networking opportunities.

Rotary Global Grant 1754179 established Group Lending Circles in the cities of Detroit, Taylor, and Trenton Michigan, providing a foundation, structure, and support for 30 entrepreneurs.   LaunchDETROIT provided these entrepreneurs access to micro-loans, business training, Mentors, and networking opportunities designed to strengthen their organizational capacity, increase their standard of living, create jobs in their communities, and build successful businesses.

Background information:

GG 1754179:  LaunchDETROIT Group Lending Model Pilot 2018-2020

Host Club:  Detroit, District 6400      International Partner:  Toronto Sunrise, District 7070

Cooperating Organizations/Education Partners:  Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, International Strategic Management

Microfinance Partner:  Level One Bank

These photos were taken at a LaunchDETROIT Celebration, as the second Group of 15 entrepreneurs received Certificates for completing 15 hours of business classes.   Visit for more information.


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