Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. Who is eligible to apply?

Any high schoolers, entering 9th to 12th grade in the upcoming fall school year, in the southeast Michigan area.


2. When does the application open?

The 2018 application window will open this fall. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter so you'll be notified about important deadlines.


3. I'm confused.  Do I apply to DEN, the Startup program, or the Accelerate program?

When you apply, you are applying to the entire Detroit Entrepreneurship Network.  Once a student in our organization, you immediately have access to DEN events, resources, and more.  Upon acceptance, you are also automatically admitted into the Startup program and enrolled for the upcoming school year.


4. What does it cost to join DEN or any of its programs?

DEN is absolutely free and we provide our programs at no charge through grants received.  Additionally, we subsidize transportation costs, if necessary, and organize carpools and rides for students.  We make sure that no financial barrier limits access for students to DEN.


5. When do DEN and its programs run?

Our organization runs all year long with support, networking, events, etc. Our Startup program runs from mid-Fall to early Spring.  All members who join DEN in a certain year will be eligible participate in the Startup program beginning that fall.  Our Accelerate program is an invitation-only program and scheduling is determined with each business team. 

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