Dear Bizdom Founders,
We would like to share with you some updates regarding Bizdom’s future plans in Detroit and Cleveland. A formal announcement will be made tomorrow, but we wanted to communicate our news to you first.
When Bizdom was launched in 2007, there was a clear lack of resources for technology startups operating in Detroit and Cleveland. Now, however, there are over 15 such organizations in the Detroit and Cleveland areas. Given this positive growth, Bizdom will move away from an accelerator model and begin serving as a platform for connecting entrepreneurs to resources within the Rock Ventures Family of Companies, as well as non-profit partners supported by the Family.
Starting in early 2016, Bizdom will engage individually with interested businesses to identify fitting connections within the Family of Companies and its network of non-profit partners. Bizdom will work flexibly on a case-by-case basis to support both local entrepreneurs and scalable, high-impact technology startups. Programming will include:
· Capital investments
· Classes for entrepreneurs
· Events that celebrate and connect entrepreneurs
· Connectivity to the Rock Ventures Family of Companies
On a day-to-day basis, you will continue working with Lee Burnstein as your portfolio manager, but we will be making some changes to the Bizdom team in order to prepare for this transition. Additionally, if you occupy the space in Cleveland or Detroit, you will be able to stay until January 15th, 2016, and we will be happy to work with you to find an appropriate space for the future. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to either Lee (LeeBurnstein@Bizdom.com) or Laura Grannemann (LauraGrannemann@Bizdom.com).
Over the past eight years, we have worked together to build a strong foundation for entrepreneurial communities in our two cities. Our success is a reflection of your hard work and dedication, and for that, we thank you.
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