Are you a Detroit Maker with a retail product that you build and sell in the City of Detroit? Then this is the grant for you! To qualify you must be between the ages of 18 and 30, be a registered citizen of Detroit, and make a product that you build and sell in the city of Detroit.
“In Detroit, at what is likely the world’s largest property auction, Loveland stepped in for cash-strapped local government and tracked 9,143 land parcels that sold for $32.5 million at last year’s Wayne County tax foreclosure auction, 6,703 parcels that went unsold, and $182 million in uncollected property taxes. With its mobile app Blexting (that’s blight + texting), the Detroit-based company is powering Motor City Mapping, the first attempt to catalog the condition of every piece of property in the city. The goal is to remove abandoned houses and salvaging lots, a highly visible step toward a broader recovery. This year, Loveland is extending its data-rich mapping tools to other municipalities”.
Starting April 2014 I Am Young Detroit will award Monthly Micro-Grants to Detroit Entrepreneurs between the ages of 16 and 40, providing seed money to allow them to begin turning their dreams into reality. Awards include Micro-Grants $500+, Mentor Matching, 1-Year IAYA Membership, Opportunity for Matching High School Fellow, and Access to Co-Working Space for up to a year.