DETROIT — Bizdom, an entrepreneurship accelerator that works to help tech-based startups get their businesses off the ground through mentoring and funding, Tuesday announced they are accepting applications for another class.

Those accepted into the three-month accelerator program receive up to $25,000 in seed funding, intense mentoring and guidance from Rock Ventures’ extensive network, a dynamic workspace, potential introductions to outside investors.

This provides the startups with the initial seed funding to build their product or services, market it to customers, and grow their business. Entrepreneurs also are provided with a collaborative workspace during their time in the accelerator.

Bizdom is a nonprofit that was established in 2007 by Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans, and majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, to create waves of start-ups in the downtown urban cores of Detroit and Cleveland.

Those interested in applying to the accelerator have until Tuesday, Sept. 4 to do so. To complete an application or learn more about the program visit


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