Fostering collaboration, innovation, and economic growth across all types of community.

The connects both urban & rural communities to access educational resources and funding opportunities, our platform bridges the gap and empowers organisations to help individuals in all communities to thrive.

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Discover how Venture 313 is to power the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Detroit.


Demo Day

Venture 313 comprises a three-year, $10 million commitment to three founding partners: TechTown, Invest Detroit, and Detroit Development Fund. Through Venture 313, these partners will invest $500 to $250,000 into Detroit businesses through a mixture of grant funding and equity-like investments, depending on a business’ size, situation and need. Venture 313 will also provide unique programming and networking opportunities for participating Detroit businesses.

What is Venture313?

Venture 313 is a platform that was built by and for the people of Detroit and provides the capital, coaching and community they need to not just start businesses, but to launch ventures.

To obtain funding and other benefits of Venture 313, interested entrepreneurs will create an account, build their user profile and complete a journey planner. Each entrepreneur’s journey planner will provide them with Playbooks uniquely tailored to their needs


In 2017, we made a bet that if we put Detroit’s brightest talent on stage for one day with one million dollars on the line, they would show the world what we’ve always known: Detroit is filled with passionate, talented entrepreneurs who have big, game-changing ideas.

Over five years, Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day deployed more than $5 million in capital to help more than 50 businesses start, grow, and scale businesses – and the results were extraordinary.

A recent study by PwC analyzing the impact of Detroit Demo Day among only a selection of participating businesses showed that our investment added nearly $24 million dollars in value and created 531 new jobs in our community in 2021, the most recent award year.

But we knew there was still more we could do. Despite the incredible impact of Detroit Demo Day, we saw through our continued engagement with winners that there were barriers still holding them back from even greater success. We also thought about the many Detroiters who never made it to the Detroit Demo Day stage, but still wanted to get in the game and show their creativity and passion. This led the Gilbert Family Foundation to launch Venture 313, a new initiative about unlocking the entrepreneurial potential within every Detroit resident.


How We Help Our Clients


"We need to be as disruptive and agile as the businesses we are looking to support, and these playbooks and other resources will allow us to grow Venture 313 into a catalytic platform that truly opens the door for Detroit’s entrepreneurs"

James Feagin, Director of Economic Mobility for the Gilbert Family Foundation.

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Why Use Our Platform?

Simplifying entrepreneurship, empowering success, and driving economic uplift in your community through our innovative platform.

Reach Entrepreneurs Everywhere

Unleash the Power of Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Our software ensures accessibility for all. It amplifies your reach, making your essential resources accessible to budding entrepreneurs anywhere, anytime.

Help along the Way

Strengthening Your Mission with Our Unwavering Support

Our platform provides continuous and dedicated support to Economic Development Hubs, ensuring they maximize their impact and achieve their strategic objectives.

Community Insight

Harnessing Data for Deeper Understanding and Strategic Decision-Making

Our platform's data capture capabilities provide Economic Development Hubs with insights into their community, enabling data-driven decisions and strategies.

Time Savings

Streamlining Processes for Greater Efficiency and Impact

Our platform consolidates various tools, services, and resources into a single platform, saving valuable time and enhancing operational efficiency.

Use Cases

The platform offers a wide range of functionalities to cater to diverse use cases, seamlessly accommodating various organizations and purposes.

Ecosystem Management

Create and manage your own business support ecosystems, keeping track of all organizations within it and ensuring effective communication.

Program Delivery

Deliver programs, provide resources and guidance to all businesses in your network.

Economic Impact Analysis

Analyze the success of your programs and initiatives by gathering data through the platform.

Funding Application Management

Streamline the process of applying for all kinds of funding by providing a centralized location for all necessary documentation and information.

Some Features

Reduce the operational hassle while empowering entrepreneurial communities. We’ve built a comprehensive platform packed with diverse features for thriving communities.

Customizable Content Delivery Tailored for Economic Growth

Our Content Management System allows Economic Development Hubs to offer personalized content based on user needs, thus fostering business growth and innovation.

Create, manage, and distribute customized content suited for diverse business stages, from startups to established businesses.
Utilize dynamic questionnaires to assess user needs and deliver personalized, relevant content.
Develop comprehensive 'playbooks' offering actionable strategies and 'next best actions' for business owners.
Store the output from learning activities, building a valuable resource repository for future grant or loan applications.
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Streamlined Application Processes for Business Development

Our Application Management feature revolutionizes how applications for grants, loans, and programs are processed, saving time for both the organization and the applicant.

Digitize all application processes, making them faster, more organized, and easier to manage.
Automates the conversion of learning activity outputs into application material, improving application quality and reducing time spent on paperwork.
Enables tracking and management of application status, providing transparency to applicants.
Automatic archival of application data for future reference and accountability.
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Guiding Businesses along the Path of Growth

The Journey Management feature serves as a roadmap for businesses, guiding them through various stages of growth and connecting them to the resources they need.

Provides tailored roadmaps for businesses at different stages, ensuring they receive relevant guidance.
Connects businesses with the necessary resources within the ecosystem, enhancing their potential for success.
Features a smart recommendation system that suggests the 'next best actions' based on the user's business profile.
Seamlessly integrates with the Content Management system for a holistic user experience.
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Your Brand, Your Community

The Brand Customizability feature enables Economic Development Hubs to create their own branded business communities, fostering a unique identity and strong network.

Offers the tools to customize the platform’s look and feel to align with the organization's brand aesthetics.
Facilitates the creation of unique, branded communities to enhance collaboration and networking.
Ensures a consistent brand experience across all touchpoints.
Supports scalability while retaining the uniqueness of the brand identity.
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Fostering Strong Connections for Economic Development

Our Community feature facilitates efficient, inclusive communication within the entrepreneurial ecosystem, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Centralized platform for all community communications, replacing scattered and potentially inaccessible physical meetings.
Users can share their successes, challenges, and questions, creating a supportive, knowledge-sharing environment.
Promotes networking opportunities within the ecosystem, helping entrepreneurs to form partnerships and collaborations.
Enhances networking by allowing users to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations.
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Insights-Driven Management for Economic Progress

The Administration feature provides crucial insights into the platform's usage, aiding in strategic decision-making and enhancing user experience.

Offers comprehensive analytics on content usage, community engagement, application progress, and more.
Supports data-driven decisions, enabling effective strategies for user engagement and platform improvement.
Facilitates efficient platform management, ensuring optimal performance.
Monitor the progress and success of entrepreneurs, enabling you to showcase your organization’s impact.
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