our mission

Detroit Entrepreneurship Network promotes the revival of the Motor City by providing an entrepreneurial-based education and community to local high school students so they develop the necessary skills to achieve in starting their own business.
— DEN Mission Statement

our pillars

Our approach


Each time a young entrepreneur scraps an idea due to a lack of resources, confidence, know-how and connections; we as a community are worse off.

By empowering our participants with a network of business driven youths, dynamic speakers, and skill building workshops, we intend to keep that scrap-yard empty.


Our business workshops develop real world skills for real world success. Ideas will be turned into reality through meaningful collaboration and tangible projects.

We are committed to developing students and challenging them to think on the breaking edge of innovation. We expect students to come prepared to change the world.

rallying for detroit

We believe the resilient community, vibrant art scene, and dynamic startup culture is the perfect place to grow as burgeoning entrepreneurs and professionals.

While people have written off Detroit, we will show doubters that Detroit is a great and powerful place for youth to build businesses - one idea at a time.

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