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Venture 313 Participants Benefit from “Life Changing” Experience at SXSW

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 Venture 313 and supporting underserved talent in the Midwest.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Invests In Racial Equity Work Through Partnerships With Metro-Detroit Black Business Alliance As MDBBA Celebrates Two Years Of Impact

The Gilbert Family Foundation has committed $600,000 over three years to support the Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance's core programs.
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Q&A with JJ Vélez, Director of Public Spaces

In this Q&A blog post, we sit down to chat with JJ Vélez, Director of Public Spaces at the Gilbert Family Foundation. JJ talks about the unique challenges he faced starting his job at the onset of the pandemic, and how his experiences growing up influenced his perspective on the importance of thriving public spaces.
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Partner Spotlight: LifeLine Global, Expert Advice for Every Business

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.
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Best Practices & Idea Sharing: Thriving Neighborhoods Fund Hosts First Quarterly Convening

The Thriving Neighborhoods Fund recently held their first quarterly convening, where the 20 nonprofit organizations in the cohort were able to connect in order to share ideas, network, discuss best practices and more. Watch the video to learn more about the program and how the organizations benefitted.
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