Build IMPACT 8 (Saturdays)

04/14/2018 10:00 AM - 05/26/2018 03:00 PM ET


  • $100.00  -  Pay What You Can 100
  • $200.00  -  Pay What You Can 200
  • $300.00  -  Pay What You Can 300
  • $400.00  -  Pay What You Can 400
  • $500.00  -  Pay What You Can 500


Build IMPACT 8
Day/Time:  Saturdays, 10:00a - 3:00p
Dates:  April 14, April 28, May 12, May 19 or 26 (pending holiday schedule)
Location:  FREC II @ Fisher Magnet Upper Academy, 15491 Maddelein St, Detroit, MI 48205

Build Impact (formally Social) trains, develops, and coaches social entrepreneurs in Detroit’s small business community. By empowering local entrepreneurs to affect real change in their communities, Build Social helps bolster the growing social entrepreneurship movement in Detroit. The class follows a 9-week timeline and offers a curriculum with a strong focus on double and triple bottom line business practices.

What is social entrepreneurship?
Social entrepreneurship is any pursuit of a social mission using commercial means.

Who should take this program?
This program is for innovative individuals who are seeking to start a for-profit company to address Detroit’s social and/or environmental issues, or nonprofit organizations seeking to advance and support their missions using a commercial business model to complement their philanthropic operations.

*It is highly recommended that you have either taken Build Basics or have the basic understanding of how to write a business plan as well as run a business.

What’s the difference between Build Basics and Build Impact?
Build Basics takes you through the basics of writing a business plan. Build Impact is a theory based class focused on understanding what it means to be a social enterprise and defining your businesses’ mission.

It is suggested that students purchase the Understanding Social Entrepreneurship text book.


Registration Portal Instructions:

1. Click on the registration link for your class of choice and fill in your personal information. Please register as an INDIVIDUAL. Business partners will need to register and pay separately. You will be asked to create an account with Build Institute. You can log into your account at any time and update your personal information.

2. Once your information is submitted you will be taken to the class payment page. Build uses a Pay What You Can model so please choose a payment level that works for you (aka Admission level). Payments can be made via credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover). If you would like to pay via check/money order or need to discuss a payment plan please contact us at or (313) 265-3590.

3. Once your application has been processed you will receive an email confirming your class details within 7-10 business days.  Add to your contact list to avoid emails being marked as spam.