#MotownMom: Detroit Mercy Center for Social Entrepreneurship Applications for Boost (4) Program Due September 22
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2017
University of Detroit Mercy
Jyarland Daniels, MBA, JD
UPDATE: Detroit Mercy Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Applications for Boost (4) Program Due September 22
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 1, 2017 – The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) at University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration is now accepting applications for its fourth cohort of Boost. Applications are due Sept. 22and are available at http://bit.ly/2wXu7RK.
Boost is a nine-week program that provides existing business owners who are solving social problems within Detroit with resources to become financially sustainable and through mentoring opportunities.
The CSE will also host an information session for those with questions about the program on Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. Advance registration is necessary. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: BOOST Informational Session. Please include your name and contact number in your email. This informational session will take place at 1917 American Bistro, located at 19416 Livernois Ave., Detroit, 48221.
CSE Boost 4 classes take place on Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 5 – Dec. 14, at the Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus, located at 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, 48221.
To date, entrepreneurs in the Boost program have impacted over 16,000 lives and raised nearly $1 million in funding. CSE Co-Director Derrin Leppek said that Boost, “is an excellent opportunity for social entrepreneurs to sharpen their business model and increase the chance of sustainability with experts and access to the nationally ranked business school at Detroit Mercy.” The CSE and programs like Boost are just one of several ways Detroit Mercy promotes the Jesuit and Mercy values and ethics, which represent the core of the institutional and college mission.
Applicant ideas must be well beyond the conceptualization phase and have had generated some revenue in their enterprise. The business must also provide a solution to an economic, social and/or environmental issue within metro Detroit. Applicants from diverse backgrounds should apply. Applications are available online at http://bit.ly/2wXu7RK. As a reminder, the deadline to complete the online application is Sept. 22, 2017.
For more information and/or to schedule an interview with program Co-Director Derrin Leppek contact:
Jyarland Daniels, MBA, JD
About University of Detroit Mercy
University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest and most comprehensive Catholic university, sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Today’s University boasts the heritage of two founding institutions: the University of Detroit, founded in 1877 by the Jesuits, and Mercy College of Detroit, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1941. The two consolidated as University of Detroit Mercy in 1990. Detroit Mercy offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional academic degrees and programs through seven schools and colleges. For more information, please visit http://www.udmercy.edu.