The DeFI Mission

"Our mission is to accelerate the growth of Detroit by helping businesses distribute their products to the world."

TOOLS

Tools for your business

Check out these valuable tools that can help grow your product based business:

EDUCATION

Educational events and workshops

Register for these hand-picked events and workshops that address business growth and fulfillment strategies that help you achieve your growth goals. Learn about these topics:

  1. Design For Innovation Workshop

    At Grand Circus Detroit This 2-day interactive workshop teaches design and creativity as tools that accelerate innovative thinking and uncover new opportunities to create value for the people in your everyday work. Over two 3-hour sessions, the Design for Innovation workshop will feature an overview on design methods including design thinking or human-centered design and […]

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  2. DeFI Pitch Competition

    DeFI invites all product-based companies selling online to enter our 2018 pitch competition. Pitch your business to a panel of experts for a chance to win a $20,000 + package, including digital marketing, shipping, fulfillment, and technology related prizes. The DeFI Pitch Competition is our flagship event of the year, and can be the boost you need to […]

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NETWORK

Connect with our growth network

DeFI's network of businesses is designed specifically to help you launch your product-based business and increase your market share. When you reach out to DeFI, we will connect you in the following areas:

Network

Capital

Find the right funding for your business within our growth network

Marketing

Talk with marketing experts that can help you create great marketing strategies

Technology

Experts in e-commerce, web-technology, and app development

Fulfillment & Supply Chain

Fulfillment and supply chain help, no matter the size of your business

Office Space

Find a comfortable spot for your business

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Network - Join us

Join the initiative as a DeFI partner

If you have something to offer, we want to hear from you! Join our growth network to be part of Detroit’s reemergence.

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