Street Beat: Financing Entrepreneurship
This week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter learns about organizations who are funding Detroit entrepreneurs. First, Vittoria Katanski, the executive director of Hatch Detroit, discusses the Comerica Hatch Detroit contest that will provide funding and business guidance for entrepreneurs. Then Sarah Donnelly, the Retail Services Director for TechTown Detroit, explains what their Retail Book Camp is doing to help Detroit-based entrepreneurs. Next, Margaret Williamson, chair of LaunchDETROIT & past president of Detroit Rotary explains how Rotary is helping with Detroit’s business revival. Finally, film producer Anthony Brogdon of Strong Productions, discusses his latest project, “Business in the Black.” This film focuses on black businesses from the 1800’s to 1960’s and explains how these entrepreneurs were able to start and grow their companies through overwhelming odds.
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