At FoodLab Detroit, we are creating a community of food entrepreneurs who are constantly experimenting with ways they can contribute to the greater good through day-to-day business operations.
When we talk to our members, we hear that while there are lots of books and classes on how to start and run a business, there’s little support for how to run a good food business.
So we organize learning experiences to help develop skills and capacity around running a triple-bottom-line business, by offering classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from organic waste management, to local sourcing, to distribution, to co-packing and social media marketing.
Check out our events page to see our upcoming workshops & events.
Do you have a favorite recipe that everyone raves about? Have you often thought about producing and selling it? Whether it is your homemade bread, sorbet, or banana pudding, everyone says it is the best they have ever tasted!
Being part of the FoodLab community means wanting to run a food business that is about more than just making profit. Our members are trying to run businesses that are more equitable, sustainable, and committed to...
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In the Media
If you follow us on social media, you might have seen that something called "Impact Challenge" is underway here at FoodLab Detroit. Organized by the Sanger Leadership Center, the "Impact Challenge" is one of the most ambitious and immersive leadership development...
As Detroit continues to rebound and rebuild from the Great Recession and its historic bankruptcy woes, entrepreneurs are playing a critical role. And one particular subset of entrepreneurs—those in the food business—are finding ways to help each other succeed, while at the same...
Devita Davison was forced to hit the reset button on her life after Hurricane Sandy destroyed her home on Long Island in 2012. After closing up the local foods market she ran for two years in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, she returned to her hometown of Detroit to recover...
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