DETROIT (WWJ) – Bizdom U, an entrepreneurship accelerator, is seeking up to 20 entrepreneurs to join its Fall 2011 Detroit training session.

Located in TechTown, Wayne State University’s research and technology park, Bizdom U provides entrepreneurs with all of the training, resources and mentorship necessary to start and operate scalable businesses.

Entrepreneurs accepted into the four-month, full-time program receive training, a living stipend, laptops, smart phones and class materials – at no cost to them.

Participants who complete the program and prepare an approved plan for a viable Detroit-based business may receive start-up funding from the nonprofit Bizdom U Fund of up to $100,000.

The comprehensive application and selection process is designed to discover those who have a passion for building something of value while enhancing the community.

“Being an entrepreneur in Detroit means so much more than simply being a business owner,” Ross Sanders, CEO of Bizdom U said in a statement. “It’s a commitment to the city and the people that continue to shape the future of the region and is a responsibility that can’t be taken lightly.”

The application deadline for the Fall 2011 Detroit training session is June 3, 2011.

Interested candidates can RSVP to attend an upcoming Bizdom Information Meeting at

The upcoming dates for our Bizdom Detroit Information Meetings are Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 pm and Thursday, May 26th at 10:00 am.

More information on Bizdom U can be found at, by e-mailing, or by calling 313-833-7800.

Developed by Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans and Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Bizdom U is a nonprofit organization dedicated to launching innovative, growth-oriented businesses in Detroit and Cleveland.


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