How Detroit's startup studio works

We're in it from the beginning. We start with just the kernel of an idea and validate it by talking to customers, conducting market research, designing mockups, or building prototypes.

From there, we partner with outstanding founder talent to lead and spin out the business, raise independent capital, and grow — all while providing operational and experience-driven support.

Why Detroit?

America's comeback city.

Plenty of tech talent

You don't have to go far to find exceptional technical talent in companies like Ford, GM, and Quicken Loans, and universities like University of Michigan. There are founders who don't yet know they're founders.

Bridge the startup gap

Despite the talent, there's a disconnect between that talent and founding companies. For every 246 tech jobs, there's one startup. Detroit has potential, but it needs to learn to take the leap.

Startups

46

ideas

2

in progress

9

shelved

0

spun out

Team

Ian Sefferman

Co-founder

Patrick Haig

Co-founder