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The New Economy Initiative

The New Economy Initiative is an innovative philanthropic effort to accelerate the transition to an innovation-based economy in the seven county area of southeast Michigan

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BizDom

a non-profit founded by serial entrepreneur Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans, majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and General Partner at Detroit Venture Partners. Bizdom is an entrepreneurship accelerator that provides seed funding and intense mentorship to aspiring entrepreneurs to get their business of the ground.

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Wayne State University.

Innovation Fellows Program designed to generate the next gerneration of Chief Science Officers and entrepreneurial scientists for high tech industry with the skills and knowledge to advance technology fromt he bench to the marketplace.

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TechTown

Labs Venture Accelerator-highly competitive, boot camp-style program to help show how to turn an early stage technology-based startup into a sustainable, market-ready business.

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AutoHarvest

A nonprofit website that aims to connect the auto industry with entrepreneurs and inventors. Has a partnership with the US Patent and Trademark Office

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Henry Ford Innovation Institute

The mission of the Henry Ford Innovation Institute (HFII ) is to enhance patient care and research, training, and commercialization opportunities within Henry Ford Health System through innovation and creative ideation

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Jumpstart

JumpStart is a nationally recognized non-profit accelerating the success of diverse entrepreneurs, their high growth companies and the ecosystems supporting them.

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Next Energy

NextEnergy’s mission is to accelerate energy security, economic competitiveness, and environmental responsibility through the growth of advanced energy technologies, businesses, and industries.

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Detroit Innovate

New initiative - provides funds for startups and mentors to entrepreneurs for market success.

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WOMEN OF COLOR FOUNDATION

Based on ongoing discussions with women of color (primarily with African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Native- American women), across the country whose opinions we valued, we learned that all of us felt it was critical for us as women to share our successes, triumphs and yes, our failures with our peers and younger women coming along behind us.

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The Urban Financial Services Coalition

The Urban Financial Services Coalition(UFSC) formerly known as the National Association of Urban Bankers (NAUB), is an organization of minority professionals in the financial services industry and related fields. Affiliation with UFSC offers a unique opportunity to influence the shape of the banking and financial services industries.

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The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)

The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) is the premier Hispanic business organization dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. Recognized as the nation’s most prestigious Hispanic organization, NSHMBA has 39 chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico serving over 25,000 members since 1988.

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National Black MBA Association, Inc.

Dedicated to develop partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community. In partnership with over 400 of the country's top business organizations

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BDPA

BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) is a non-profit organization of professionals working in or having an interest in the Computer Science and Information Technology fields.

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American Association of Blacks in Energy

American Association of Black in Energy is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.

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National Minority Angel Network

The National Minority Angel Network (NMAN) is an investment firm that pursues the empowerment of minority, woman, and veteran entrepreneurs through education, investment, and alignment to corporations who seek their business. NMAN membership consists of corporations, service providers, and angel investors

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National Association of Investment Companies

The National Association of Investment Companies is the trade association representing private equity firms whose investment strategies focus on emerging domestic and global mid-market opportunities.

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The Black Ivy Alumni League

The Black Ivy Alumni League is a premier advocacy organization representing alumni of the eight Ivy League institutions: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.

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The Executive Leadership Council (ELC)

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is a national organization comprised of current and former African-American CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. For more than 25 years, the ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and to empower African-American corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities

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The National Medical Association (NMA)

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health

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The National Society of Black Engineers

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

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The PhD Project's

The PhD Project's mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. We attract African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business Ph.D. programs, and provide a network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors.

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The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

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THE AMERICA21 PROJECT

The America21 Project (formerly The Black Innovation and Competitiveness Initiative) is an open, collaborative and innovative platform that fosters solutions-based approaches to 21st century community economic development. Supported by three essential pillars of innovation: