Program Vision and Description

We believe that a great idea can help a good business grow. NEIdeas 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 rewards, in addition to business support, to 26 businesses.

NEIdeas is about more than just the money. NEIdeas is intended to help all applicants – those that win and those that do not win. All businesses that apply are welcomed into the NEIdeas network, where they may access further opportunities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. NEIdeas All-Applicant Assistance offers (1) workshops around business growth topics; and (2) connections to other applicants and NEIdeas Ambassadors.