It’s a community site supporting small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Christopher Butlin, Burton Johnsey


Seeing how small businesses and the families they support were quickly impacted due to COVID-19. Their call outs for support were very unique to each business.

What it does

The site aggregates user submitted small businesses and displays the best way people can support them; including where they need to go and do it.

How I built it

I built the initial front end and some friends helped develop a stronger data structure for displaying businesses.

Challenges I ran into

Working to get exposure. I’m donating my own $, but I’m not sure it will be enough.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We built this site in a weekend.

What I learned

People are willing to move fast when the project has a good heart.

What's next for TipDetroit

It’s not complex, but I would like to open source what we built so other cities and communities can copy and repeat.

Email the builderSee more on Devpost

A project from #BuildforCOVID19

Explore by theme