Build Social 7 Application
Build Social is a 9-week social entrepreneurship course for individuals and nonprofits who wish to use business models to create positive social change. We define social entrepreneurship as any pursuit of a social mission using commercial means. This program is for innovative individuals who are seeking to start a for-profit company to address Detroit’s social and/or environmental issues, and non-profit organizations seeking to advance and support their missions through the sale of products and services.

*It is highly recommended that you have either taken Build Basics or have the basic understanding of how to write a business plan as well as run a business.

Classes are priced on an affordable, sliding scale, based on annual household income and family size, ranging from $200 – $500. A non-refundable $75 deposit, due by MONDAY, MARCH 27th reserves your seat.


BUILD Social 7- Wednesdays 6-9pm, April 5- May 31 @ Techtown Detroit 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202

If interested, please follow these steps carefully:

1. Fill out the application fully and completely. *Any business partners still need to register separately.

2. Add class@buildinstitute.org to your contact list to avoid emails being sent to spam.

3. Please wait to be contacted within 7-10 business days, via email, regarding acceptance, non-refundable $75 deposit information, and class cost (sliding scale $200-$500).

4. Once deposit is paid, you are in the class! You will then receive a welcome email 1 week before class begins.

Thank you and hope to see you soon!


If you have additional questions, please contact class@buildinstitute.org.

First Name *
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Last Name *
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Email *
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Phone Number *
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Street Address *
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City, State *
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Zip Code *
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Net Annual Household Income (after taxes) - Must be willing to provide income verification if requested. *
This information will be confidential
Number of Dependants *
Date of Birth *
(Month/Day/Year)
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Gender *
Race/Ethnicity *
What is your highest level of education? *
Name of social enterprise/business
(If applicable)
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Briefly describe your social enterprise/business concept. *
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Type of Business *
What category best describes the specific issue your social enterprise will address? *
How did you hear about us? *
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