DTX Launch Detroit now has, for the first time, a 4-year economic impact report detailing the quantitative and qualitative metrics gathered on the program’s 115 graduates and 41 teams. Anne and Nick now have a case for support on the Launch Detroit program that they can use as a foundation for any new grant applications. Betsy now has a detailed campus directory list containing over 150 university, minority, and business organization contacts to broaden DTX Launch Detroit’s program marketing, especially targeting minority groups and women. Abess has directly implemented our market research and competitive analysis into CityInsight’s pitch deck, utilized our revisions for the final executive summary, and submitted our written responses for the Smart City Challenge. In fact, we just learned that Abess, with our assistance, was selected as a winner of the Mccomb Community College Innovation Fund Competition, winning $25,000! With so many things Mabel and I were able to accomplish during these last two months, I can’t help but feel proud of the tangible difference we made at TechTown.
But above all, the most rewarding part of my time here was the wonderful people I got to work with. Each of TechTown’s employees that I got to know was so accommodating, sweet, and passionate about their work. Shout out to Betsy, Paul, Francis, Anne, and Nick for being so awesome!