(A)n Office
Architecture Firm

(A)n Office designs spaces, situations, and codes for inhabiting with partners who come from culturally and disciplinary multiple backgrounds.

Small Business Consultant

AskJennyfer is a Detroit-based brand marketing firm that specializes in supporting small businesses. The agency offers one-on-one consulting, brand advising and coaching services for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Bailey Park Project

The Bailey Park Project was founded in 2015 by Katrina Watkins, a former social worker, educator, and long-time resident of the McDougall-Hunt. Dedicated to empowering her community in an impactful manner, Katrina created the Bailey Park Project to help strengthen the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood by creating programs that encourage safety, sustainability, and stewardship.

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Bridgett Rice
Fashion Designer

Bridgett is the founder of B.Jacklean which creates sustainable fashion jewelry & clutches from upcycled materials used from automotive leather and denim. All of her products are made in Detroit.

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Non-Profit Organization

buildOn empowers U.S. urban youth to transform their neighborhoods and the world through intensive community service. Globally, buildOn constructs a new school every two days in some of the economically poorest countries around the world.

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Caleb LLC
Consulting Firm

Caleb LLC is a full service consultancy firm dedicated to creating and enhancing a culture of philanthropy innonprofit and grant making organizations.

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Cassandra Jones-Mcbryde

Cassy Jones-McBryde is an award winning social entrepreneur. In 2009, Cassy founded The International Fuller Woman Network, a body positive, initiative based organization that connects woman around the world to resources that help create a body positive lifestyle. She has produced initiatives like The International Fuller Woman Expo in Africa, Asia and the United States

DeMario Davis
Registered Nurse

DeMario is a registered nurse and instructor with the American Heart Association. He also operates National Staffing Services LLC, a recruiting firm that provides healthcare training and qualified staff for corporate entities. 

Detroit Church
Non-Profit Organization

Detroit Church is a non-profit organization focused on awakening the city of Detroit to the greatest adventure of all time.

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Detroit Horse Power
Non-Profit Organization

We teach urban youth to ride and care for horses as a way to develop critical skills that will set them up for future success. Our planned urban equestrian center will be built on repurposed vacant land in Detroit and offer year-round youth programming while supporting a stronger community.

Eastern Market Wellness
Massage Therapy

Eastern Market Wellness offers well rounded experiences of licensed massage therapy, yoga, classes, workshops, and wellness services. 

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Eastside Community Network
Non-Profit Organization

The Eastside Community Network has been spearheading community development on Detroit's east side for over 30 years.We work with residents and partners to drive lasting, positive change in our neighborhoods and communities.


EdOps specializes in the finance, student data and operations work of leading schools. Our mission is to minimize the financial, operational, and compliance demands of running a school and to support education leaders with data-driven insights to improve student outcomes.

Edward Merriman
Disruptive Change Agent

Accomplished, resourceful business and technology executive with expertise in aligning organizations with key business objectives to achieve dramatic bottom-line results.

Elizabeth Mays
Multifaceted Business Woman eager to engage in branded opportunities to deliver quality services and products on and to various Multimedia platforms.
Empirical Creative
Jury Research and Graphics Consulting
Empirical Creative LLC is a boutique trial consulting firm. Their specialty is providing jury research and graphics consulting on complex, high-stakes civil and criminal litigation with an eye towards understanding and reducing risk and uncertainty for their clients.
Lunch Services

Fooda is food technology platform that connects restaurants to people while at work. A Chicago based startup that recently expanded to Detroit, Fooda makes lunch options simpler for the everyday employee.

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GreenLancer is a technology company focusing on solutions for the solar industry. In 2017 we launched a web-based marketplace that gives solar installers access to a catalog of on-demand engineering and design services. To date, we've helped over 3,000 solar installers design over 50,000 solar projects nationwide, representing over one billion dollars in renewable energy investment! 

HPS Consulting

 HPS Consulting exists to promote excellence in Healthcare through knowledge and experience resulting in continuous improvement in individual outcomes in a cost effective manner. 

Jesse Green

Commercial + Editorial Photographer and storyteller for clients and publications in Detroit and around the country such as Wolverine, Amway, Shinola, Bon Appetit Magazine and more.

Josh Garno Computer Graphics

Josh Garno Computer Graphics illustrates design in many industries with an aesthetic appeal that may be more artistic or photo-realistic if the client chooses. We know that life is about people, and relationships, and we put in the effort to know you personally and listen to your description of your design style and the different needs of every project, allowing your company to excel.

Kent Nichols

Kent Nichols is widely known as an online video pioneer. In 2005, he co-created the web series Ask A Ninja, one of the first breakout success stories on YouTube and iTunes podcasting store. The series has been viewed over 160 million times, quoted on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, featured in the New York Times, Wired, and numerous other publications and blogs. He has won numerous awards and been a keynote speaker around the world.

Most recently Kent was at StockX, a start-up Unicorn in Detroit, Michigan where he grew organic video views 30x to 1M and increased Subscribers. He lives with his family in the Detroit metro and is excited to help small businesses and non-profits find their voice on YouTube and Instagram.

Khalilah Burt Gaston

Experienced executive with 20 years of demonstrated experience managing diverse teams, leading high-profile initiatives and serving as a trusted adviser to senior leadership, colleagues and peers. As a trained urban planning and advocate for inclusive cities, her work has been featured in Next City, Dwell Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Chicago Public Radio, American Black Journal and Harvard Family Research Project.

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Macro Connect
IT Services

Macro Connect provides a full suite of IT services, including: projects and implementations, managed ongoing support, data consulting, school data and compliance, as well as training and professional development. 


MarkSetBot is the world’s first fully automated sailboat racing mark. Now you can set up your course faster, easier and more accurately than ever before. Best of all, you control everything with your smart phone, tablet or PC.

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Michele Mitchell
Medical Director

Michele Mitchell is a practicing Emergency Medicine doctor in Warner Robins, GA.

Mid-American Group
Construction Firm

Mid-American Group is an industrial construction contracting firm providing engineering, maintenance, and management to a wide variety of industries for over 35 years.

Mogul Life Inc

Small Business Solutions, Photography, Community

MWSchaber CPA PC
Public Accounting Firm

CPA that provides accounting and tax services to individuals, businesses and their owners.

Nomad Coffee
Coffee Roasters

Detroit based coffee roasters located in Hunt Street Station. Provides members with free coffee.

Mobile Box Office

Premier mobile box office & point of sale for festivals, theaters, & specialty events.

Reading Works

Detroit employers are struggling with talent shortages. At the same time, Detroit has an untapped talent pool that can be grown to serve that need. Our strategy is to help connect employers to that new labor pool of Detroiters with newly improved foundational skills.



Since our founding in 2003, our programs have reached 3500+ change leaders in 56 countries. 40+ StartingBloc Institutes have been held in New York, DC, LA, New Orleans, Boston, Raleigh-Durham, and London. Over the past fifteen years, we’ve helped entrepreneurs, activists, and other change leaders learn the skills, obtain the resources, and find the allies they need to craft thriving movements and organizations — and we’re just getting started.

Singleton Construction
Construction Company

Providing general contracting services to the apparel, grocery, discount, drugstore, hotel and pet/farm industries in 39 states. We specialize in high volume multi-site programs, open-store remodels, and tenant fit-outs.

Strategic Financial Partners

Founded in 1996, Strategic Financial Partners has worked with leading Fortune 500 Corporations
including – GE, Cardinal Health, Motorola, Borg Warner, Manpower, and others.

Wild Free Studios
Film Producers

Capturing and crafting content around the world for brands such as Google, Shinola, Chevy, Amazon and Coca Cola, Wild Free thrives on shaping authentic stories for products and people that matter.

3DX Real Estate
People. Techonology. Home

Comprehensive buyer and seller real estate services, including finding homes, listing homes for sale, market analysis, property evaluation, and more for Novi.