Fall BUILD registration will open in September. View the class schedule below:


  • Thursdays 2-5pm - Oct. 2- Nov. 20
  • Tuesdays 6-9pm - Oct. 7- Nov. 25
  • Saturdays 10-3pm - Oct. 11 + 25- Nov. 8 + 22
  • Wednesdays 6-9pm (Build Social) Oct. 1 – Nov 19 + Dec 3 graduation

BUILD Class Register here

BUILD Social Class Register here


D:hive is actively seeking social, cultural and economic entrepreneurs interested in making their ideas a reality through its eight-week small business and project planning class.



BUILD is taught by local experts and covers all the basics of starting a business – from licensing to financial literacy, market research to cash flow and more. You’ll leave the class with a completed business plan, a cohort of fellow entrepreneurs in Detroit, and the knowledge and confidence to take your idea to the next level.

BUILD sessions run quarterly for 8 weeks, and are offered on a flexible basis including daytime, evening and weekend sessions to accommodate busy schedules. Classes are priced on a sliding scale based on annual household income and family size; generally costs range from $200 – $500. If accepted into the class, all students must submit a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold their spot.


Sign up HERE to receive updates about BUILD Registration.