What is NEIdeas: Rewarding Ideas for Business Growth?

We believe that a great idea can help a good business grow. NEIdeas is a program that celebrates existing businesses in the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park – rewarding those with the best ideas for growth. There will be a total of $260,000 in cash awards, in addition to business support, to all applying businesses. The following outlines the 2018 Award:

The $10k Challenge will provide awards of $10,000 each to 26 businesses that gross less than $750,000 annually with ideas to grow.

NEIdeas is a program of the New Economy Initiative (NEI) and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM), operated with assistance from Global Detroit and other community partners.