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Detroit Creative Corridor Center looks for new cohort of fellows

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center is taking applications for its next cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs in theMotor City. This year's opportunity comes with some significant changes.

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center’s Creative Ventures Residency program helps people who want to launch their own creative-type business (everything from design agencies to tech startups) learn the ropes of running a business, generating revenue, and attracting customers. The program ran for 12 months for the last three years, but is being shortened this year in order to be more accommodating to participants.

"We condensed the residence to six months, so they can apply twice a year," says Matthew Clayson, executive director of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. "That way we can reach more startups at the times that make more sense for them. It will also keep the class sizes small."

Clayson expects to serve between 12 and 20 companies this year at the Detroit Creative Corridor Center’s home in New Center. It will also offer night workshops for those interested in learning about managing clients and generating more revenue.

"That way we can cultivate that next generation of ventures," Clayson says.

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center is about to graduate its current class of fellows, 45 people in total. Over its first three years, the Center graduated 41 firms that have generated $2 million revenue and created 90 jobs. For information about applying for the Detroit Creative Corridor Center’s Creative Ventures Residency program, click here.

Source: Matthew Clayson, executive director of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center
Writer: Jon Zemke

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