Business Support

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.

Wayne State

Innovation Warriors 

Career guidance, business development support and mentorship for entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators at Wayne State University. Open to WSU students, faculty, staff and alumni

Business and Community Law Clinic

Free legal services on business transaction for qualifying small businesses and start-ups, housed in Wayne State's Law School

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Intensive education and business advising for second-stage small businesses poised for significant growth

Patent Procurement Clinic

Free legal support from upper-level Law School students for qualifying clients. Services including patentability searches, patent application and responses to patent office rejections

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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 to learn more.

DTX Launch Detroit

10-week summer technology accelerator for students and recent grads

Venture Accelerator

Intensive support and incubation for early-stage technology startups