- Design Core
- Detroit City of Design
- Month of Design
- For Designers
- For Businesses and Community
TechTown is Detroit’s entrepreneurship hub. We empower Detroit-based startups and local businesses by providing resources, collaborative workspace and education for entrepreneurs that will further accelerate inclusive economic development across Detroit.
The Office of Economic Development leads Wayne State University’s efforts to catalyze business activity and promote a vibrant Midtown Detroit.
Join us at Woodward | Warren Park on the campus of Wayne State University for a delightful stroll through the Encouragement Experience! Wind your way through the park—seeing and touching an installation by Ange Zelenak: artist, graphic designer, and owner of local business, Inkcourage. Each Encouragement station contains uplifting messages of positivity, kindness, and motivation. Children and adults can have hands-on fun with make and take activities. TechTown Detroit will feature small businesses specializing in art, design, fashion, and home décor for your shopping pleasure. Visitors to the Experience will also enjoy food trucks and entertainment. Any safety protocols that may be in place will be adhered to. Volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the Experience. The park’s wide open lawn, benches, and bistro tables provide ample space to sit and relax. Businesses will include current and alumni businesses of TechTown Detroit’s Small Business Services Programs and will feature Inkcourage. For all the latest event details, visit: https://techtown.zohobackstage.com/TheEncouragementExperience