06/26/2012 10:21 am ET Updated Aug 26, 2012

TechTown Goes After Food Entrepreneurs, Crowd Funding With New Programs

Food is becoming increasingly important at TechTown these days now that the small business accelerator has launched a new program for food entrepreneurs and started its own SOUP pitch event.

Detroit's slow food scene has quickly emerged from the like of urban garden and Avalon to the recent addition/growth of McLure's Pickles, Simply Suzanne Granola and Corridor Sausage to name a few. All of these businesses and a number more have taken off in the last few years, creating scores of jobs and occupying once-vacant space in the city.

Flickr photo by Global X.

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