Franchise Accelerator Program

Important Dates:

Apply by September 6th

Program Runs October 3rd - January 16th in Detroit Michigan

Franchising and going Global

Turn your business into a franchisable global business

About this Program

The Franchise Accelerator is a 13 week program dedicated to preparing entrepreneurs for growth and expansion, utilizing a franchise model. The program curriculum is designed to create franchise operations by teaching the key phases of development to local businesses in the community. The program is comprehensible for individuals in retail locations or professional service based businesses. At the completion of the program businesses will be fully developed as a franchise opportunity.

This program will cover:

Session 1: Introduction to Business and Franchise Development 
Session 2: Strategic Planning 
Session 3: Financial Projection, and Business and Franchise Pro Forma 
Session 4: Legal and Compliance 
Session 5: Technology and SOP 
Session 6: Operations Front End 
Session 7: Operations Back End 
Session 8: Marketing 
Session 9: Training Modules 
Session 10: Brokerage/Sales 
Session 11: Managing your Franchise 
Session: 12: Prepare your Pitch 
Session 13: Pitch Competition and Awards- 3 Awardees

Who is Eligible?/ Program Acceptance:

  • Participants must have a registered business in the state of Michigan. 

  • Participants must have or apply for a registered United States Trademark 

  • Participants must have previous business experience and prototype with a minimum of 3 years’ experience. 

  • Participants must have initial deposit of $10,000 (finance is available)

Funding Information

  • Funds up to $50k per team

  • Takes up to 5.0% equity

  • Accepts 10 companies