Program Awardees

Every quarter, Motor City Match provides technical assistance awards and cash track grants to a select number of Detroit entrepreneurs who have completed our application

Current Awardees

Round 26 Cash Awardees

Birdie Mae’s Brunch Bar LLC
$45,000 Grant

Council District: 2
Location: 17332 Woodward
Neighborhood (District): Grixdale Farms

Description: Birdie Mae’s Brunch Bar will offer American brunch dishes with Cajun Creole flair alongside a diverse selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Owner: Cierra McFarlin

Bryant Park Market LLC
$35,000 Grant

Council District: 4
Location: 14840 Kercheval
Neighborhood (District): Riverbend

Description: Bryant Park Market is a neighborhood grocery market committed to serving the Kercheval community with fresh foods, offering locally sourced produce, meats, dairy, and international groceries.

Owner: Timothy Bryant

DeYoke LLC dba Kimochi Detroit
$35,000 Grant

Council District: 5
Location: 1337 Division, Suite 204​
Neighborhood (District): Eastern Market​
Kimochi Detroit is a Reflexology Center set to open in the Eastern Market District, who aims to offer a tranquil retreat with a range of therapy services such as reflexology, shiatsu, massage, and sound therapy.

Owner: Kim Yokely

Our Gathering Place
$40,000 Grant

Council District: 1
Location: 20011 Grand River
Neighborhood (District): Miller Grove

Description: Our Gathering Place is an innovative cafe/community center. The business is equipped with local job training/ mentorship, safe social event meeting, and high-speed internet access needs. Our Gathering Place takes pride in serving custom-blended espresso coffees, soups, salads, and sandwiches to diverse youth and older adults among low-moderate incomes. Finally, community organization networking will assist in locating quality products.

New business

Hoodymartz LLC
$20,000 Grant

Council District: 4
Location: 11015 Whittier
Neighborhood (District): Outer Drive-Hayes​

Hoodymartz is a gift shop, catering to individuals seeking custom gifts to express their sentiments, offering a variety of crafted gift baskets and bundles for all occasions.

Owner:​ Candise Lloyd

Immersive Innovations LLC dba Anvio VR Detroit​
$40,000 Grant

Council District: 5
Location: 1030 Randolph
Neighborhood (District): Greektown

Description: Immersive Innovation, LLC offers a live, free-roam virtual reality experience with various scenarios, through cutting-edge technology and innovative gameplay.​

Owner: Terrance Webster

Jessica Blair Beauty LLC dba Jessica Blair Beauty Supply
$25,000 Grant

Council District: 1
Location: 18724 Grand River
Neighborhood (District): North Rosedale Park

Description: Jessica Blair Beauty LLC prioritizes meeting the diverse needs of the community by offering a wide range of beauty products and cosmetics while also fostering opportunities for minority-owned beauty brands in Detroit.

Owner: Jessica Kwalli

Kid-E-College Prep LLC
$75,000 Grant

Location: 21350 W Seven Mile
Neighborhood (District): Evergreen Lahser 7/8
District: 1

Description: Kid E College Prep is a childcare center serving low to moderate income families in Detroit and surrounding areas.

Owner: Tangarenee Toney

New Millenium Books L.L.C.
$20,000 Grant

Council District: 2
Location: 7400 W McNichols
Neighborhood (District): Bagley

Description: New Millenium Books is a retail bookstore offering non-fiction, fiction and fantasy novels while also selling leather goods and gifts.

Owner: Jerome McMillan

Nya Marshall LLC dba ArtPlay
$80,000 Grant

Council District: 4
Location: 9201 E Jefferson
Neighborhood (District): East Village

Description: Art Play offers refined dining, artisanal cocktails, event spaces, community programs, and rooftop wellness activities for an unparalleled upscale experience.

Owner: Nya Marshall

Roots Visual Designs L.L.C. dba Detroit Ink Spot
$50,000 Grant

Council District: 1
Location: 15925 W McNichols
Neighborhood (District): Crary/St Marys

Description: Detroit Ink Spot, renowned as Detroit’s premier destination for custom body art, specializes in working on melanated skin, serving the community for 8 years with a mission to become an artistic hub.

Owner: Jason Phillips

RUNdetroit LLC​

Council District: 5
Location: 1948 Division, Suite 105
Neighborhood (District): Eastern Market

Description: Founded in 2013, RUNdetroit stands as Detroit’s sole running and walking specialty store, offering expert shoe fittings, a curated selection of athletic gear, and free weekly group runs.

Owner: Justin Craig & Alia Polsgrove

Side Pull Beer Company LLC

Council District: 5
Location: 3143 Bellevue
Neighborhood (District): Islandview

Description: Side Pull Beer Company, a brewery with a community-building mission, aims to offer low-ABV beers in its taproom, fostering conversations over a variety of artisanal brews.

Owner: Elliot Hoffman

Simply Roasted LLC​

Council District: 6
Location: 4240 Cass, Suite 107
Neighborhood (District): Midtown

Description: Simply Roasted, a coffee shop and café located in Midtown Detroit, specializes in serving specialty coffee, sandwiches, and delectable desserts while prioritizing an inviting atmosphere for all patrons.

Owner: Erin Williams-Apacanis

Technology Partners Group LLC dba Michigan Tech Partners LLC

Council District: 4
Location: 10018 Roseberry
Neighborhood (District): Wade

Description: Michigan Tech Partners, a licensed electrical contractor specializing in medical equipment installation, is expanding to establish a dialysis training center, aiming to enhance healthcare accessibility and support in Detroit.​

Owner: Brandon Pinto

The Damage Zone, LLC

Council District: 2
Location: 15785 James Couzens Fwy
Neighborhood (District): Bethune Community

Description: The Damage Zone will be Detroit’s first premier rage room, providing alternative therapy for emotionally reactive individuals, addressing crime, blight, and stress through destruction therapy.

Owner: Zienethe Adewole

The Debt Survivor LLC

Council District: 4
Location: 11145 Morang
Neighborhood (District): Yorkshire Woods

Description: Debt Survivor LLC will provide small business training services in Detroit, aiming to empower entrepreneurs and support their growth journey.

Owner: Ebony Cochran

The Ideal Rental Space, LLC dba The Ideal Rental Kitchen and Space

Council District: 3
Location: 2039 E Seven Mile
Neighborhood (District): Nolan

Description: The Ideal Rental Space is a private event space offering extensive amenities, including a full commercial kitchen.

Owner: Johnnie Meeks

Twelve Flavorz LLC

Council District: 4
Location: 17343 E Warren
Neighborhood (District): Cornerstone Village

Description: Twelve Flavors LLC is a startup breakfast restaurant serving creative breakfast dishes with locally-sourced ingredients.

Owner: Alexandra Taylor

Round 26 Design Awardees

Bag Lady Detroit, LLC
16369 E Warren Ave. Suite A
Seafood dishes with a full-service bar.
Blew Boat Cigar Club, LLC
16911 E. Warren
Retail cigar lounge for the community.
Bovvy Mkt, LLC
15749 Grand River Ave.
Community healthy food cafe and market
4125 W. 8 Mile Rd.
Explosively flavorful tacos and more
Golden Touch, LLC DBA Paradise Allure
10103 Kercheval
Tailored spa experiences
Motown Barbershop, LLC
12645 Gratiot Ave.
Barbershop: professional grooming services
Queendom Nail Bar, LLC
6345 W. 7 Mile Rd.
Upscale nail salon
Taste of Aden, LLC DBA TOA Cafe
2420 Bagley
Cafe serving coffee and pastries

Round 26 Develop Awardees

ABC Co. Landscaping LLC
Design and maintain landscapes
AYANA Aesthetics, LLC
Pilates studio with infrared sauna
Employ ancillaries, educate community auxiliary
Details by Destynee
Travel, tour and transportation company
JOB Lactation
Breastfeeding support and provides doula services
Ladies Entrepreneur Empowerment Circle
Empower women entrepreneurs to start, grow and scale
Lexis Sapphire - Small Business Solutions
Business consulting and digital transformation
M.A.C.C. Burgers Co.
Music lessons for the community
Michigan Fashion Week
Clothing manufacturing, sewing and design training
Natural Living by Design
Opening a Himalayan salt cave spa
Sabreena Beautiful LLC
Retail women's clothing and accessories
The Slush Queen LLC
Slushie business serving the community
Yarn Nerds LLC
Shop providing yarn and accessories
Unique Monique Scented Candles, LLC
Health and wellness products and more
Vanguard Media Group LLC
Digital creative agency

Round 26 Plan Awardees

Adam’s Discount Pharmacy
Community urgent care/pharmacy
aGiftaVerse LLC
Apparel business serving Detroit High Schools and local businesses
Ai-Smartguys Solar Heating & Cooling
Solar heating and cooling company
Algottis Grill
Serves cheesesteaks to Metro Detroit
Austin Logistics LLC
Provides emergency warehousing and storage
Bob's Beard Coalition L.L.C.
Cosmetic sales and networking
Boone Productions, LLP.
Themed immersive indoor play center for the whole family
Coleman 1 Professional Janitorial Services
Janitorial services
D Day Ent, llc
Music production video and education
Elite Design Studios
Supports events industry entrepreneurs
Floral Therapy Detroit
Floral design self-care/mental wellness company
International Child Care Center Marilyn Barriera-Manrique
Literacy and kindergarten readiness for minority children
La Papillon
Non-alcoholic cocktail lounge
Love Story Weddings
Marry couples & coordinate weddings
Lovlee Homes and Garden
Home essentials/garden store
M5 Products LLC
Manufacturing a product to detect floods
Misty's Pet Spa
Grooming dogs and cats
MMWI Network LLC
Photo/video production
MSG Empire Gardens LLC
Home renovations, window cleaning, community gardening, teaching children
P.U.S.H. with Janay LLC
Empowering program dedicated to young women
Pure02 Bliss Bar
Oxygen Therapy
Rosey Cheeks Treats LLC
Specialty sweets
So Unfair Beauty Bar LLC
Hair school dedicated to those struggling with poverty
Tax Consultants Group LLC
Tax service credit repair & financial literacy
Vybe House
Production venue for content creation