Recently, our founder was interviewed for the Techtown Detroit and Rocket Community Fund's 2020 Innovator Spotlight Series in recognition of our impact on the Detroit community during the pandemic.
About Techtown Detroit
"TechTown was founded in 2000 by Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and General Motors. In 2004, TechTown incorporated as a nonprofit and established its headquarters in a landmark 1927 Albert Kahn building just north of the Wayne State campus. Originally founded to support tech-based spinoffs from the university, we soon realized that our incubation and acceleration strategies for tech companies could help strengthen neighborhood small businesses and commercial corridors across Detroit. Today, we offer a full suite of entrepreneurial services for tech and neighborhood businesses, with satellite offices across the city. Our five-story building serves as an entrepreneurial hub, housing the TechTown administrative offices, our J440 coworking community, meeting and event space, and numerous businesses working across sectors to drive progress in Detroit. TechTown works in close partnership with Wayne State’s Office of Economic Development, the university’s hub for catalyzing business activity in Midtown and across the Detroit region."
About Rocket Community Fund
"In 2010, Quicken Loans moved its headquarters and 3,600 team members from suburban Detroit to the heart of downtown. Since then, the Rock Family of Companies has grown to include more than 18,000 team members in downtown Detroit, as well as offices in Cleveland, Charlotte, and Phoenix. As our numbers have grown, so has our commitment to doing well by doing good. The Rocket Community Fund was created to harness the incredible power of our organization and find innovative ways to make an impact in each of our home communities. Through our investments, we believe we can create value not only for our business but for everyone. For additional information about the Rocket Community Fund, contact us here. If you’re interested in applying for a grant, apply here."