Funding Categories

Companies applying to Detroit Demo Day have to choose one of three Funding Categories based on the stage of their business. These categories are defined by a company’s revenue, market, and whether they are looking to expand locally or nationally.

Start

For companies introducing their product or service to market.

Grow

For more established businesses looking to expand locally.

Scale

For more established businesses looking to expand nationally.

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This Years Winners Are..

Healthy Roots

Start

Healthy Roots is a toy company that creates dolls and storybooks that reinforce positive self-perceptions of the richly diverse, varying...

Honey Cure

Start

HoneyCure by EnBiologics is the only science backed all-natural wound care ointment for cats, dogs, and horses. Designed to meet...

Gus & Grey

Start

Gus & Grey is a Detroit based specialty food business that is located in the heart of Midtown, Detroit. We...

Detroit Dough

Grow

Detroit Dough is an edible cookie dough manufacturer that services entertainment venues like movie theaters, amusement parks, and stadiums with...

Eastern Market Brewing Co.

Grow

With a lot of hard work and an elephant-sized amount of luck, Eastern Market Brewing Company opened in 2017 to...

Louisiana Creole Gumbo

Grow

If you’re looking for authentic flavors from the south, visit Louisiana Creole Gumbo, Detroit’s original Creole restaurant. Louisiana Creole Gumbo...

Ellis Island Tea

Scale

Ellis Infinity, LLC is the maker of Ellis Island Tea – an all-natural Jamaican Sweet Tea steeped in family tradition....

Functional Fluidics

Scale

Our goal is to set the standard for blood function diagnostics in Sickle Cell Disease and a wide range of...

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