Announcing the 2017 NEIdeas $10K and $100K challenge finalists!

This year, 693 applicants from across Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park submitted ideas to the NEIdeas challenge for a chance to win a share of $400,000 in cash prizes — the largest number of applicants in NEIdeas’ 4-year history! Since the June 1 application deadline, staff has been busy carefully reviewing each application, and we are pleased to announce the 136 finalists for the 2017 NEIdeas challenge:

2017 $10K challenge finalists:

“D”-Lish (formerly known as Soul Food Stop)
1 Step 2 Fitness
Abe’s (Tailor Shop)
ACRE LLC
AL BARAKA RESTAURANT
All MY Children
Always Brewing Detroi
Ameri-Mex Tax Service
Art-Gineer Studio/I.D.
Bakers Keyboard Lounge
Beal’s Rubber Recycling LLC.
Beau Bien Fine Foods LLC
Beautifully Wrapped
Beaverland Farms
blackfokapparel
Blessed Beginnings Learning Center LLC
Bleu Bowtique
Bon Bon Bon
Busted Bra Shop
C & C 7 Star BBQ
cafe1923
Caniff Gift & Variety
Centric Design Studio
CHEWY’S GOURMET KITCHEN
Coriander LLC
Crystal Clear Images.com, LLC
CT&G Automotive Specialist LLC
Cutz Lounge The Grooming Shop
Detroit Architect LLC
Detroit Fiber Works, LLC
Detroit Maid
Detroit Mushroom Factory
Detroit Soul
Detroit Tile Works
Dexter Quality Cleaners
Diamond Dogs
DMex Printing
Drive Detroit, LLC
El Asador Steakhouse
EL Panian
Elmwood Park Dental , PC
EnACT Your Future, Inc.
ESI HARDWARE STORE
Esto’s Garage LLC.
Everyday Super Discounts
Express Auto Repair, LLC
Fa Show Lawn N’ Home Care
Family African Market
Farm Market Whole Sale, Inc.
Featherstone Moments LLC
Final5
Flash Delivery
Flo Boutique
Gant Studio
Go-Go’s Bake Shoppe
Golden Spice Catering
Good Cakes and Bakes, LLC
Great Lakes Auto Sales Ltd., LLC
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Hip-Hop Humanities
Joe Marra Enterprises
Jo’s Gallery 2 LLC
KlockTower Media Group
Living4LifeWellness
Los Corrales Restaurant
Love Travels Imports
Lush Yummies Pie Co.
MAC Gardens LLC
Maria Travel
McClary Bros.
Merit Goodness, Inc.
Mocha
Nail-Rite Construction
Nandi’a Knowledge Cafe
Naturalicious
New Finish Landscaping
Nikki’s Ginger Tea LLC
Orlando’s Landscaping
Pages Bookshop LLC
Painexx Corporation
pba royal performing arts and training school
Primary Colors Early Childhood Center LLC
R & B Lawn Mowers, Inc.
Randy Barbershop
Rebel Nell
Rivers Realty Inc./ Rivers Investment
Salivation Detroit LLC, DBA WaLa
Sandy’s Land
Sfumato Fragrances
Sherry’s Ice Cream
Slate 1 Expressions
Studio Too
TAIT Design Co.
Taqueria El Nacimiento
Terry’s Casablanca
The Art Factory LLC
The Food Exchange Restaurant
The Goddess Marketplace
The Lip Bar LLC
The Wise Decision
Thing Thing
Three Lyons Creative LLC (3LC)
Three Sister cafe and Deli
Tiki Balloons LLC
Top Notch Balloon Creations
trinosophes
Vernor Chiropractic Clinic
VHS Auto Sales
Visual Noise,LLC
WB Penobscot Flowers
What Up Dough?!
Wheelhouse Detroit
Whiskey in the Jar/Double Digits Inc

2017 $100K challenge finalits:

Amicci’s Pizza
atlas plumbing supply co
batch brewing company
Beautiful Bridal with Keasha Rigsby
Bel Air Luxury Cinema
Bromberg & Associates Language Solutions Company
Danto Furniture Company
Detroit Cab Companysaleh
DROUGHT
Edibles Rex
J’s Cafe, LLC
Locutus, LLC DBA SEVA Detroit
McIntosh Poris Associates
Motor City Brewing Works, Inc.
Motor City Pallets / World of Pallets
Newmind Group
SIMMONS & CLARK JEWELERS
Starters Bar and Grill
Supino Pizzeria
Taqueria Mi Pueblo Restaurant
University Pharmacy
VAUGHAN INDUSTRIES, INC
Walker’s Heating and Cooling

This fall, 20 finalists will be selected to win $10,000 each for their ideas to grow, and two others will be selected to win $100,000 each for their ideas to “grow big.” Stand by for updates.