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Global Talent Accelerator

Posted on July 20th, 2019 in Uncategorized 

On July 15, we celebrated the graduation of 11 international students from our inaugural Global Talent Accelerator. These hardworking students, with degrees (or soon-to-be completed degrees) from bachelor’s to Ph.D, spent the summer attending interactive workshops on pitching, resume writing, networking, business etiquette and other [...]

Communicating and Building Trust Through Art

Posted on May 21st, 2019 in Uncategorized 

Over several weeks last fall, more than 30 women and girls gathered around red onion skins, dried eucalyptus leaves and buckets of indigo dye to create beautifully printed silk scarves and vibrant blue canvas tote bags. The collective art project, called Common Bond, was hosted in [...]

New York based Arts Foundation Providing an Inclusive safe-space for Immigrant Artists in Detroit

Posted on October 11th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

Over the past ten years, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has worked with immigrant artists based in New York City to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience. The four month Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs emerging immigrant artists [...]

 Edi Demaj Receives Global Detroit’s 2018 Corporate Impact Award

Posted on September 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

“If a 14-year-old kid can move from a war-torn country and figure out a way to start a number of companies that are successful, then anyone can do it – both immigrants and U.S. born,” exclaimed Edi Demaj, co-founder of Rocket Fiber, a multi-million dollar [...]

The Ganesan Brothers Inspire Others With Their Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted on September 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

“It came to a point where corporate life had become mundane, and the urge for entrepreneurship was always there,” said Kyyba founder Tel Ganesan.  His brother Thiru also caught the entrepreneurial bug, after moving from India to work on Y2K in the U.S. The two [...]

Rezaul Karim Receives 2018 Global Detroit Community Entrepreneur Award

Posted on September 17th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

Upon entering Everyday Super Discounts in Hamtramck, the friendly atmosphere in the crowded little store is immediately felt. Asked about his store’s success and its impact on the community, the owner’s response is, “Customers see my behavior as a shop keeper. When they need more [...]

Welcome Millie, our new Director of Startups and STEM Talent

Posted on September 10th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

 Millie Chu Global Detroit is happy to announce our newest staff member, Millie Chu. As Director of Startups and STEM Talent, Millie will be leading the Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence (Global EIR) initiative to enhance the talent pool of startup founders, attract dynamic startups to the region, [...]

For a donation $5 attendees received soup, salad, bread and a vote that could impact the community!

Posted on August 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

“One of the things we notice being immigrants here in the United States [is that] there are conversations about us without involving us in the conversations. People normally tell us what’s best for us instead of asking us what we think is the best for [...]

Building A Global Region

Posted on June 19th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

For the last two and a half years, Engagement Specialist Md Abdul Muhit has been the anchor of Global Detroit’s outreach strategy in the Banglatown neighborhood of Detroit, leading teams that have engaged ethnic business owners, knocking hundreds of doors to help residents prevent tax [...]

NEI Annual Report Highlights Global Detroit

Posted on April 30th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

Global Detroit was recently highlighted in the NEI Annual Report for our work to connect international talent to Detroit’s innovation community. Our research to shows that immigrants are strong contributors to economic growth and prosperity and that our message is changing perceptions and attitudes in [...]