an Invention Lab, a space and place where invention merges with venture. We seek to assist Detroit residents to research, design, prototype and finance commercialization of their new legal invention.
Selected for these awards:
Inner City Economic Summit
Our President presented as one of 6 finalists at the Inner City Economic Summit Urban Innovation Challenge hosted by ICIC Wednesday, October 23, 2013. The ICIC (Initiative for a Competitive Inner City) is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.
Echoing Green Fellowship
Our President was selected as a Semi-Finalist for Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellowship February 19, 2014. She was one of 75 organizations competing for 20 finalist spots.
18, 2017, I celebrated 2 years owning a
robo-financial wellness startup, Weyn LLC www.weyn.biz. I created the company
to generate an extra revenue stream for my nonprofit's signature event, Automation
My plan was to automate
financial education as I discovered over the 10 years when I managed a wealth
management firm, the people who needed financial education the most, the
economically disadvantaged, rarely attended financial workshops. I simply thought,
I could build a mobile video game that taught entrepreneurship and finances,
simultaneously, to lift these individuals and start a tech start-up revolution
in the City of Detroit.
Creating a tech startup has
been the most challenging assignment I have ever had as our invention is not
ready for commercialization and I lack funds to hire the best developers to
prepare it for commercialization. I realized there is lots of entrepreneurial
resources available once your invention is complete and tested, but hardly any
resources when you are in the pre-commercialization and pre-revenue phase.
The invention process is
difficult. My difficulty has empowered me to build an invention center so others can find the
invention resources to complete their commercial invention.
My vision is to
create a center where both students and adults can experience future technology
first hand – artificial intelligence, robotics, computer programming, data
analytics, video gaming/ simulations and hands-on math that is the foundation for
Join me on this