Social Entrepreneurship Showcase set for Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) — Tens of thousands of dollars are on the line at a social entrepreneurship event in Detroit.

The Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Showcase is set for Friday at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.

The Showcase is the culminating event of a statewide business plan competition held this year for emerging social enterprises.

Over the past three months, 280 companies have competed for $60,000 in prizes as part of the contest led by Michigan Corps in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Finalists are to present their ventures on Friday, followed by an awards ceremony during which the winners are to be announced.

The audience is to be given the chance to vote for a $1,000 People's Choice Award.

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Online:

http://www.michigancorps.org/The-Challenge.aspx

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