Detroit Business Accelerators Keep Pulse on The Next “Big” Idea

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Detroit’s reputation for encouraging entrepreneurship and small business development is continuing to expand. The number of business accelerators and incubators across the city is increasing while more high tech companies are bringing operations to the city. Last week Microsoft announced it is opening a new tech center downtown. Next Energy is one of dozens of business accelerators in Detroit. CEO Jean Redfield tells WDET’s Amy Miller about how many cutting-edge technology and start-up businesses get started with the help of non-profit accelerator programs and what those accelerators see as the “next big thing”.


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  • Amy Miller
    Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.