Wayne State and our partners offer numerous programs to support small businesses and entrepreneurs and help build a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Detroit and southeast Michigan. To get started, contact any of the programs below or contact The Front Door to connect to the program that is right for you.
Career guidance, business development support and mentorship for entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators at Wayne State University. Open to WSU students, faculty, staff and alumni
Free legal services on business transaction for qualifying small businesses and start-ups, housed in Wayne State's Law School
Intensive education and business advising for second-stage small businesses poised for significant growth
Free legal support from upper-level Law School students for qualifying clients. Services including patentability searches, patent application and responses to patent office rejections
Provides a range of educational, coaching and consulting services to help eligible businesses secure contracts with the federal government, particularly the Department of Defense
TechTown is a nonprofit incubator and accelerator affiliated with Wayne State. It offers a full range of startup support, tailored to a venture's specific needs. Visit TechTown's Labs page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
10-week summer technology accelerator for students and recent grads
Intensive support and incubation for early-stage technology startups