Opened in 2004, TechTown is a technology and life sciences incubator that forms a community of entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, service providers and corporate partners creating an internationally recognized entrepreneurial village in the city of Detroit supported by Wayne State University. The term `Tech Town` refers to a 12 city block neighborhood in Detroit. As an incubator, the organization provides the support and access to capital needed to build high tech companies. TechTown also serves as a developer, facilitating commercial and residential projects. Entrepreneurs can lease cubicles, offices, wet labs, and dry labs. TechTown tenants have access to conference rooms, a chemical storage room, a hazardous waste storage room and a kitchen and dining area. TechTown considers candidate companies in life sciences, homeland security, alternative energy or advanced automotive/ manufacturing/ materials technology, or, if not in one of the preferred industries, be located in Detroit and be women and/or minority owned. TechOne, the 100,000-square-foot business incubator facility, now hosts more than 250 growing companies.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States