The Detroit Startup List is a directory of Detroit Startups, Michigan Incubators and Accelerators, Groups & Meetups, and venture capital resources.

(Last updated Apr 16, 2015)

Quick links:

Detroit Incubators and Accelerators

Detroit Coworking Spaces

Detroit Startup Events, Meetup Groups

Michigan Venture capital and investment


1. What do these have in common? These were created, founded, built in Southeast Michigan. While we focus on the Metro Detroit area, we do include entries from throughout the entire state of Michigan. For us it’s about the cause, not about drawing lines in the sand.

2. How can we be added to the list? If you represent a Detroit Startup (or another group that should be listed here), contact us using this form and you’ll hear back within a week (probably sooner).

3. Is there a “Detroit Startup List” logo that we can display? We don’t have an official logo, but we encourage you to support this initiative by placing a text link (like this) in the footer of your website:

We are a proud Detroit Startup.

4. Great idea! Who’s behind this? This is a project of Grow Detroit. We were inspired to create this list after seeing the efforts of NYTM (and their list of New York startups, Made in NYC). We believe Detroit can become a vibrant tech community like those in Boston, Boulder, and NYC. 5. Where should I send suggestions for improving this page? Easy! Email


Detroit Area Startups

  • 1701 Bespoke – Detroit clothier specializing in custom suits, shirts and overcoats
  • 20Questions – Classic Guessing Game made Social
  • Alfa Jango – Building startups in Ann Arbor with Ruby and Javascript
  • AlpineReplay – Personal metrics for skiers and snowboarders
  • Ambassador (zferral) – Reward your customers for promoting your brand throughout their social networks.
  • The App Room – Mobile app development school teaching iOs & Android development over an 11 week period.
  • Are You a Human – Making online human verification simple, intuitive, and fun
  • Autobike – Manufacturing automatic shifting bicycles
  • Benchmark Intelligence – Reputation management dashboards for franchises with hundreds to thousands of locations.
  • Benzinga – Action based trading ideas with a suite of financial tools.
  • BillHighway – Financial Performance Optimization for Membership and Donor-Based Groups.
  • CampThat – Easily find and provide feedback on camp sites.
  • Chalkfly – Online retailer providing school and office supplies.
  • Commercial Progression – Drupal Consulting Services
  • ConnectAde – Network focused on matching caregivers to families in need of aging care services
  • CoreMerchant
  • CreateMyTee – Custom designed t-shirts and apparel for groups of all shapes and sizes.
  • Credentialock – The only place to curate your professional career credentials.
  • Cribspot – Consolidates off-campus rentals at college campuses onto a single searchable map
  • CrowdJuice – Mobile application for events and conferences
  • Daily Deal Media – Leading provider of news and data for the Daily Deal Industry
  • DealSavant – Deal Marketing and Management Platform for Small Business
  • Detroit Labs – Premium iPhone/iPad/Android apps and startup incubator.
  • Detroit Softworks – Hosted Services for College News Media
  • Digital Roots – Social CRM
  • DoingTonight
  • Duo Security – Two-factor authentication made easy
  • eJobMate – Revolutionary hiring technology connecting employers and job seekers.
  • Energy Flair
  • EVitamins – eVitamins is a leading retailer of lifestyle management products
  • Fetchnotes – cloud-based note-taking apps
  • foodjunky – Group ordering made simple – order food for your next meeting or group lunch
  • Glocal – Collect and share the articles you read, video you watch and images you see.
  • Glyph – Mobile Wallet Intelligence
  • GMT Labs – American-made, solar powered lights
  • Greenlancer – web-based solar energy engineering company
  • H2Bid – Tenders, bids, and contract opportunities exclusively for water and wastewater utilities
  • Had That Beer
  • Hashgram – The easiest way to discover and share what’s happening on Instagram.
  • HealPay – Makes innovative applications for collecting money.
  • HiredMyWay
  • iRule – iRule is an app that turns your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a powerful touchscreen universal remote control.
  • JacAPPS – Mobile Application Development
  • karmaCRM – Simple, web based customer relationship management.
  • Kidpreneur – Teaching kids 7-13 entrepreneurship and technology, from python to 3D printing, web design and more
  • KnowledgeWatch – Harvests the latest news in a field, including company mentions and competitors’ moves.
  • LeadNuke – Automate the Discovery of, and Contact Warm Sales Leads
  • L33t Labs – game developer producing next generation video games and technology
  • Leftos – Lessons for the Opposite Sex
  • Lovebook
  • MacUpdate
  • Mango Languages – Fun, Fast & Effective Foreign Language Learning program for the world’s most popular languages.
  • Message Blocks – Event Management made simple
  • Olark – Simple, clean live chat for your website.
  • Original Stix – Producing phone cases out of broken game used hockey sticks in Detroit
  • Outdoor Hub – Leading online platform targeting the outdoor enthusiast lifestyle
  • OWN Point of Sale – Social Point of Sale
  • PartyLine – Mobile app that randomly connects people together in a one-on-one voice chat.
  • PayAnywhere
  • pendaran – Learn fundamental skills of personal and organizational change in a realistic simulation.
  • PickMiDate
  • Promote Social – Word of Mouth Marketing platform for businesses. Turn your customers into your own advertisement force.
  • Protean – Combines your debit, credit, loyalty, and prepaid cards into one card device.
  • Pulse2 – Make iPhone/iPad applications
  • – hosts live video rap competitions where you can rap, watch, and vote for who you like best.
  • Realtime Farms
  • Realty Commander – Transaction Management Software for Real Estate Professionals.
  • RegainGo – Connecting consumers to local contractors
  • Remake Detroit – Telling the stories of the incredible products made in Detroit, and the incredible artisans that make them.
  • Robot Couture
  • Ruby Skills – Ruby developers – App Development Shop
  • Saagara
  • Savvy Sender – Free email marketing and tracking service.
  • schedj – beyond status updates and check-ins
  • ScoutForce
  • Selocial – A social networking platform based on music, photos, and news
  • SettlementApp – Offer effective settlement options
  • – Marketplace for music producers
  • SoapBox – A meaningful digital backchannel for classrooms
  • Social2Step – rewards employees for sharing offers and special promotions from their company with their friends and family
  • Stik – Social Recommendations startup
  • Styleshack – Shopping and fashion platform Shop Local platform for neighborhood boutiques, specialty stores and unique e-tailers
  • SunDaily – Vitamin D and Multivitamin Supplement Product Manufacturer
  • Techsmith
  • Ternpro – Helps individuals and organizations to capture and share their stories and adventures in a unique way
  • Texts From Last Night – Blog that re-posts short text messages submitted by its users.
  • The Cookie App – Discover exciting prizes, gift cards, great deals, jokes, inspiring quotes, and more to start your day with a smile.
  • The New Student Union – Online publication changing the way we engage with media, run by and for college students.
  • Thoughtback – A never-ending stream of your thoughts
  • Thru-im
  • Tome Software
  • Twilk – Get your Twitter Follower pictures on your twitter background
  • Ubi Video
  • University Shuffle – Simplifying the Admissions Process
  • uwemp –  Online courses and training activities to redefine the (educational) learning process
  • Varsity News Network
  • Wedit
  • Wisely – Wisely analyzes spending patterns to identify great places, and find reviews from real, credible customers.
  • zferral – Social referral platform for any size business
  • Zipments – An online marketplace for same day delivery