November 24, 2023
The Winter Markets have supported 130 small businesses and generated over $6M in wealth over the last six years. In this video, Laura Grannemann explains why the markets are critical to elevating the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Detroit, especially during Small Business Saturday.
November 1, 2023
Recently, we participated in Construction Inclusion Week, a national initiative that drives awareness and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion in construction and skilled trades. Our Program Manager for Economic Mobility, Kinnus Paul, explains why initiatives like this are important for creating a more equitable Detroit.
September 13, 2023
We sat down with Brandi Brown, Associate Program Manager, Economic Mobility to talk about her role supporting Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Brandi talks about what drew her to this important work, her experience with Venture 313, and how she shows up for her community and her family every day.
June 29, 2023
The Apple Developer Academy in Detroit celebrated the graduation of its second cohort, consisting of over 160 students. The 10-month program, a collaboration between Apple and Michigan State University, equips students with business and app development skills for careers in the app economy.
June 26, 2023
The Motor City Contractor Fund launched in 2022 as a $10M pilot program to support Detroit-based and BIPOC contractors with the resources and training they need to thrive. A year later, the 19 participants celebrated the completion of the program and discuss how their businesses have benefited as a result. […]
May 18, 2023
The City of Detroit, Gilbert Family Foundation, and CHN Housing Partners have teamed up to transform how Detroiters access housing resources and services, anchored by a new centralized City hotline and a $10 million investment from the Gilbert Family Foundation.
March 24, 2023
Recently, some of our Venture 313 founders were offered a unique opportunity to attend the innovative SXSW conference in order to network, learn from other entrepreneurs and harness professional development to support their businesses. James Feagin, Director of Economic Mobility at the Gilbert Family Foundation spoke on a panel about […]
March 2, 2023
In this partner spotlight, we highlight LifeLine Global Consulting, a full-service business planning and management consultancy that supports women and minority-owned small businesses with the resources they need to thrive. Dr. Nicole Parker, Founder and CEO of LifeLine shares her personal journey and her passion for supporting entrepreneurs.
February 1, 2023
In celebration of Black History Month, we're highlighting the diversity of our team and the voices of our Black team members by exploring why diversity in philanthropy is critical to building more equitable communities.
December 28, 2022
Venture 313 launched in October 2022 as a revolutionary new program to better support Detroit entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey. After a successful launch party and onboarding hundreds of entrepreneurs, the team looks to the future to build momentum with new features, updates, and goals for 2023.
September 8, 2022
The Gilbert Family Foundation today launched Venture 313, a three-year, $10 million commitment that will help fulfill Detroit’s entrepreneurial potential and provide Detroit-based founders with meaningful opportunities to participate in the innovation economy.