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TYE Detroit partners with DAPCEP and The Entrepreneur Academy to Inspire Young Minds of Michigan.

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, U.S., October 14, 2016 / -- TYE Detroit, the youth entrepreneurship program from TiE Detroit, a global nonprofit organization fostering entrepreneurship, has partnered with DAPCEP and The Entrepreneur Academy to bring an advanced level entrepreneurship program to Detroit City high-school students. The program is being supported by NEI, the New Economy Initiative.

“TYE program will provide the entrepreneurial experience and connect them with mentors and seasoned entrepreneurs. I’m so excited to take this program to the City of Detroit and I’m very confident of its impact as evident from the financial support from NEI. Our major focus is helping the next generation recognize their abilities by providing them the entrepreneurial skills to drive future economic growth in our city, state and country.”, says Tel Ganesan, President ,TiE Detroit.

The TYE Program is an initiative to inspire, challenge and empower students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Teenage youth (grades 9-12) are given basics understanding of owning and operating a small business and taught the essentials of entrepreneurship. Through the TYE program, students develop self-confidence, presentation skills, leadership, and creativity. “If you are a CEO, or a mentor and you can spare an hour of your time with these students, share your knowledge and experiences with them; you are doing the real job which, one day will change the whole world. The time you spend today will make these young minds future ready. “- Sarah Myrand, Executive Director, TiE Detroit

This award winning program for high school students seeks to train the next generation of entrepreneurs through workshops led by seasoned entrepreneurs and mentorship. "DAPCEP's partnership with TYE Detroit and The Entrepreneur Academy exemplifies our organization's mission to equip students with the skills and education that will lead to high demand careers and entrepreneurial activities. We're pleased that this new partnership will continue that tradition.", says Michelle Reaves, DAPCEP Executive Director. The program is 20 weeks long and will begin with 60 students. Selected teams will advance through the program with three pitch contests and awarded prize money. There will be a local and regional competition, and one team will receive an all expenses paid trip to the TYE Global Competition, where they will compete against 20 other teams from around the world for $10,000. This entire program is funded by New Economy Initiative, NEI. For more information contact DAPCEP at 313-831-3050.

“Making sure that young people see entrepreneurship as a path they can pursue is critical as we work to create a better economic future for our region. That’s why the New Economy Initiative proudly supports programs like the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) and TYE Detroit.” – Pamela Lewis, Director, New Economy Initiative

About TiE
TiE is a non-profit, global community welcoming entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars: mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding. TiE was founded in 1992 by a group of successful entrepreneurs and is currently the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization. With programs like TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) and Mentor Match, we are reaching out and fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs. For more details visit: www.

Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) is a nonprofit organization with 40 years of experience partnering with universities, training programs, and K-12 school systems in order to connect youth to the best science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational experiences in Michigan. To learn more, visit:

About The Entrepreneur Academy
The Entrepreneur Academy is a training company whose primary mission is to provide entrepreneurial training classes in underserved communities. The Entrepreneur Academy offers middle school, high school and adult programs. Founded in 2010, The Entrepreneur Academy has provided its courses to several Detroit area schools and non-profits. To learn more visit:

About The New Economy Initiative
The New Economy Initiative (NEI) is a $134-million philanthropic initiative and special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, funded by 12 local and national foundations. NEI is one of the largest economic development initiatives of its kind working to build a network of support for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The mission of NEI is to create an inclusive, innovative regional culture by reawakening and leveraging Detroit’s creative entrepreneurial drive. The overarching goal is to establish a more diverse economy where opportunity, wealth and prosperity are available to all. To learn more, visit:

Sarah Myrand
TiE Detroit
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