We provide free services and resources to Detroit small businesses and entrepreneurs

The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) is a program that brings together small businesses with University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff to solve business owners’ legal, financial, marketing, operational, and design challenges. We are invested in Detroit neighborhoods and student learning.


Juan Carlos walking and talking with business person

"We got legal help from the Law School and help from the Design School, but it’s also the help they provide by being part of a network. There’s a relationship that’s going to be everlasting." -Juan Carlos Dueweke-Perez, Founder, Featherstone Moments