Detroit Evening Report: Motown Museum accepting applications for teen entrepreneur program

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Motown Museum is inviting middle and high school students to participate in its first Entrepreneur In Residence Program.

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The Pop Shop is part of an initiative to engage youth in business concepts, explore career paths in the music industry and receive mentorship with executives, entrepreneurs and artists.

The first cohort will take on four entrepreneurs ages 13-18 for a five-month incubator program to connect them with industry leaders. The Pop Shop is supported by AT&T Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Arts and Culture Council.

“We’re thrilled to launch the Pop Shop, which will showcase the creativity and drive of the next generation of entrepreneurs in our community,” Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry said in a statement. “The program is competitive and will offer the selected cohort access to mentorship with seasoned entrepreneurs in their chosen field and a once in a lifetime opportunity to pop up their business on our Motown Museum campus.”

Classes take place at the Hitsville NEXT Campus in Detroit on weekends from June 3 to August 27. The program will have in-person, virtual and one-on-one sessions. Interested candidates must apply at by May 10.

The Motown Museum reopened earlier this year after completing a $55 million expansion project.

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.