Founded in 2003, Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE) is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting, promoting and empowering women entrepreneurs in Michigan through advocacy, entrepreneurial training and leadership development. MAFE provides opportunities for female entrepreneurs, both start-up and established, to build their entrepreneurial capacity through educational programs focused on sustainable business growth and development.
Alex Code, founder and co-owner of Line 45, a mapping and software solutions company in Gaylord, Michigan, says that becoming an entrepreneur has been his dream since he was fourteen years old. But when he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an autoimmune disorder, as a college student, Alex was sure his dream would never become a reality.
Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce advocates for inclusion of all people, especially the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, + Ally Business Community in Southeastern Michigan. We connect our LGBT members to a strong base of ally partners and corporate support; we provide real growth opportunities for all businesses in the region.We are the subject matter experts for organizational diversity and partner with large, small, non-profit, and governmental organizations to grow the region.
The Microenterprise Network of Michigan (MNM) is a coordinated resource and advocate for Michigan microenterprise development. The MNM works to provide a voice for microenterprise, build practitioner capacity and improve the environment for Michigan entrepreneurs. The MNM understands that microenterprise development is an innovative way to revitalize our economy and communities, and is dedicated to using this development to lead job creation, asset building, access to capital and economic growth in the state.