Is applying to a challenge a lot of work?

The NEIdeas application process is catered to the busy business owner. Whether a business owner has participated in a challenge before or not, this is a chance to practice pitching an idea for growth through a very simple application process.

Applicants can get help completing an application at NEIdeas Ambassador locations throughout Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. Designated Ambassador locations are listed on page 13 of the Program Guidelines and online at

Applicants are encouraged to attend an NEIdeas Info Session & Workshop. Please visit our News and Events page for the most up-to-date schedule.