Economic Development Organization




The D-NewTech (DNT) is an organization that provides resources and networking opportunities for the Detroit and Southeast Michigan startup community. DNT hosts monthly meetup events that encourage and highlight the entrepreneurship startups in the region. In addition, DNT collaborates with other organizations to provide meaningful events that support entrepreneurs including Detroit Startup Week and Detroit Startup Weekend. They welcome members from any school, sector, or industry function (e.g. entrepreneurs, technologists, investors, lawyers, marketers, students, etc.) interested in local high-tech or non-tech startups. DNT started in 2010 and have over 1700 members. Their main event includes an inspirational guest speaker who has lived the entrepreneurship experience and is giving back followed by four to five startup companies with five minutes to present and five minutes for Q&A, then open announcements and networking. The meetup takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.



  • Thanh Tran
    Founder, D-NewTech

Company Stages Served

  • Growth/Expansion
  • Idea/Pre-Seed
  • Mezzanine
  • Public
  • Seed

Industry Sectors Served

  • Alternative Energy
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Media
  • Mobility
  • Other

Types of Programs Offered

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