Macprofessionals, a Michigan-based computer integration and servicing company, announced today it has donated 26 Apple Macbook laptops to the Detroit-based entrepreneurial training program, Bizdom U.
Bizdom U is a program that is focused on training entrepreneurs to start and lead successful Detroit-based businesses. The program was founded in January 2007 by Dan Gilbert, founder and vhairman of Quicken Loans Inc. and majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
Macprofessionals, located in Novi, donated the new Macbooks to supply entrepreneurs and program leaders with state-of-the-art technology with the goal of enhancing local community business development.
Said Lisa Glush, founder and president of Macprofessionals|: “Bizdom U reminds us all that the entrepreneurial spirit is still alive in Detroit. Donating the Macbooks will equip this dedicated team with the latest technology needed to enhance their connections and communication within already such a complex, global world.”
Added Ross Sanders, Bizdom U executive director: “This donation shows the dedication of Macprofessionals to growing the role that entrepreneurs play in redefining Detroit, and the entire region. We appreciate their support in helping Bizdom offer our students the best technology available as they start their journeys to become tomorrow’s business leaders.”
This year, the program includes 15 local entrepreneurs who will work together through the intensive and challenging boot camp that includes a series of training and feedback sessions aimed at developing a business plan for a real Detroit-based business.
Upon completion of the program, participants may present a plan to the Bizdom U fund. If their plan is accepted they can receive seed money up to $100,000. Bizdom U maintains a share of ownership in the new business, channeling their share of the proceeds back into the program and generating more opportunity for other entrepreneurs and jobs.
More at www.bizdom.com.
(c) 2010, WWJ Newsradio 950. All rights reserved.