Empowering Entrepreneurship in Detroit
Uber’s technology empowers men and women around the world to become entrepreneurs and small business owners. In the city of Detroit alone, we’ve created jobs for over 375 new entrepreneurs on the Uber platform.
Today, we’re continuing our commitment to support inclusion and entrepreneurship in Detroit by partnering with PowerMoves@Detroit to help create opportunities for minority entrepreneurs.
One of the biggest obstacles to enabling inclusion in Detroit’s entrepreneurial community is the lack of transportation options to attend events.
To help address this problem, we’re teaming up with PowerMoves@Detroit to offer all attendees a free ride to and from the Pitch Competition, a showcase of the top ten minority entrepreneurs from the region, on April 14 at the Garden Theater and the Demo Day Presentations, a summit of 15 early stage minority entrepreneurs pitching industry experts, on April 15 at One Woodward.
“As a high growth and high tech company that responds to urban challenges with transformative solutions, Uber provides an excellent example of what is possible for our PowerMoves participants. We are excited about Uber’s support of Detroit’s entrepreneurs,” – Rod Miller, CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
This first of its kind partnership is one of the many small steps we’re taking to make a positive impact on the communities we serve in Detroit and across Michigan.
– Team Uber Detroit
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.