Fall 2022 Retail Boot Camp Showcase

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Date: November 10, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Industry Innovation Center | Map
Category: Community

Join TechTown Detroit to celebrate the hustle and hard work of 14 Retail Boot Camp (RBC) graduates at the program’s 13th cohort showcase. 

We’re back in person, baby! And it’s free to attend! Join us for The SHOP at Showcase starting at 4 p.m. to meet, shop and sample goods and services from the cohort participants. At 6 p.m., participants will pitch their business on stage and answer questions from the judges! See how these businesses will make their visions a reality with what they learned at RBC.

Five standouts will each win a $5,000 Kickstart Award, and one People's Choice Award winner will be chosen by you during the event to receive $1,000! All graduates will continue their journey after RBC with TechTown at their side.  

You can also catch a livestream of the Showcase at techtowndetroit.org/live. You’ll be able to watch all the pitches and vote for the People’s Choice Award during the live stream!

Event timeline:

4 - 5:45 p.m.: The SHOP at Showcase (open to the public) 

6 - 8 p.m.: Pitches + Q&A | People’s Choice Voting | Judges’ Deliberation | Winners Announced 

For years, TechTown has helped RBC graduates open competitive retail businesses in a fast-changing environment. Now, it is more important than ever that we double down on what we know works: inclusive educational opportunities that help rebuild our economy on a foundation of equity that gives everyone a pathway to succeed. 

Retail Boot Camp is made possible with support from: 

Gilbert Family Foundation | JPMorgan Chase | Michigan Economic Development Corporation | New Economy Initiative | Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation | Walters Family Foundation | Wells Fargo

November 2022