Tagged: detroit

The Detroit Comeback: Century Partners to Launch $535K Fundraise on Rabble

Rabble is launching its first project within Q1 — a $535,000 fundraise for Century Partners, which seeks to revitalize housing and communities in Detroit, Michigan.  The funds that Century Partners raises will be used to purchase and renovate abandoned homes in efforts to bring new life… Read More

Detroit’s Marygrove College Seeks Funds on Patronicity For New Greenspace

On Monday, Detroit-based Marygrove College announced it crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform, Patronicity. The funds raised through this joint effort between Marygrove College, The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will support construction of the Charles McGee Community… Read More

Ellen DeGeneres Launches GoFundMe Initiative to Help Renovate Detroit’s Spain Elementary School

On Thursday, television personality Ellen DeGeneres launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $5 million for Spain Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan. The school needs building repairs, new classroom materials and technology to bring it up to date for its students. Sharing details about the… Read More

Paul Elio Declares at TEDxDetroit: “Simple Innovations Can Have Far Reaching Benefits”

Elio Motors’ founder and CEO Paul Elio today said innovation can come from some of the simplest ideas, but can have world-altering results.  The entrepreneur made his remarks at TEDxDetroit, where he was one of nearly 50 visionary leaders who took the stage to inform… Read More

Crowdfunder & Sir Richard Branson Team Up to Offer Three Entrepreneurs the Trip of a Lifetime to Detroit

Three UK entrepreneurs, who launched their business thanks to funding from Virgin StartUp, are celebrating after winning the opportunity of a lifetime to develop their business growth strategy in the sky with Sir Richard Branson. They will also gain further financial advice from Rob Love,… Read More

Uber Driver & Terminally Ill Ken Broskey Successfully Gains Over $100,000 in One Week on GoFundMe to Pay Off Mortgage for His Family

Last week, transportation giant Uber Detroit announced the launch of the #UberPartnerKen Movement, which was to help a GoFundMe campaign for one of its drivers, Ken Broskey, as he tries to pay off his mortgage before he passes away from cancer. As previously reported, Uber announced that it… Read More

Uber Detroit Launches #UberPartnerKen Movement; Seeks Help For Sick Driver’s GoFundMe Campaign

On Tuesday, popular car service, Uber Detroit, asked riders to help a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe for a driver with stage four cancer to pay off his mortgage. According to Detroit News, Uber announced that it will donate $1 to the crowdfunding campaign for each rider that… Read More

Update: Detroit’s James Robertson Moves Out of Unsafe Neighborhood After Receiving $350,000 From GoFundMe Campaign

Earlier this month, a college student named Evan Leedy debuted a GoFundMe campaign for Detroit resident, James Robertson. Robertson made headlines when his rough work commute surfaced to the public. Thanks to the campaign, which generated $350,001 from 13,248 supporters, Robertson will not only be able… Read More

Detroit Man Set to Receive New Vehicle Thanks to GoFundMe Initiative

A Detroit resident named James Robertson made headlines when the story about his rough work commute surfaced this week. The 56-year-old man walks from his home on Woodward Ave to catch his morning bus to Somerset Collection in Troy before he walks to his job… Read More

Brief: Fundrise Partners With Larson Realty Group to Redevelop Former Tiger Stadium in Detroit

First Crowdfunded Real Estate Project in Detroit  Fundrise, a leading real estate crowdfunding platform, today announced it is partnering with Larson Realty Group to develop the former Tiger Stadium in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood.  It will be Fundrise’s first project in Detroit. The Economic Development Corporation… Read More

Detroit Startup Hemingwrite Launches Kickstarter Campaign For A Distraction Free Digital Typewriter; Raises Nearly $113,000 First Day

This morning (December 10th), Detroit-based startup Hemingwrite debuted its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $250,000 for its self-titled distraction free digital typewriter. According to its description, the distraction-free writing tool combines the simplicity of a typewriter with cloud documents, e-paper display, and full-sized mechanical… Read More

Actor Tom Sizemore Turns to Crowdfunding For Heist Movie, Filmed in Detroit

Asking for funding assistance from his devoted fans, “Saving Private Ryan” star Tom Sizemore has launched a $500,000 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for his new film An Honest Thief.  The campaign on Indiegogo is a “flexible funding” project – so whatever he raises he keeps…. Read More

Detroit Company Raises $50,000 on Patronicity to Clean Up City Alley

Ready to make changes to the neighborhood, Midtown Detroit Inc. launched a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign on the platform Patronicity to clean and make green the alley between Alexandrine and Selden streets. The project raised $52,290 and will now receive help from other Detroit-based companies. According… Read More

A&E, RocketHub, & Comcast Business Team Up To Launch Project Startup Entrepreneur Forms

A&E, RocketHub and Comcast Business have joined forces to launch Project Startup Entrepreneur Forms, a unique series to live events bringing together some of the best and brightest entrepreneurial minds in three U.S. cities; Boston, MA, Detroit, MI, and Provo, UT. These forums will host aspiring… Read More