Mobility Accelerator Innovation Network (MAIN)

The Global Epicenter of Mobility is a signature program led by the Detroit Regional Partnership that is designed to create a smart, secure, sustainable, and inclusive advanced-mobility industry in Southeast Michigan, made possible by a four-year U.S. E.D.A. Build Back Better Regional Challenge grant award. Read more at,

Who We Are

One of six initiatives of the Global Epicenter of Mobility (GEM), the Mobility Accelerator Innovation Network (MAIN) will create partner alignment and capacity to support more fundable, accessible and successful mobility companies. TechTown Detroit serves as the lead for MAIN in collaboration with seven partner organizations.

Global Epicenter for Mobility

Our Mission

To advance mobility in the city of Detroit, Metro Detroit area and Southeast Michigan, by way of supporting mobility companies at
every stage of the pipeline.

Our Purpose

To accelerate the growth of mobility startups that drive innovation to
fill gaps in the mobility value chain.

How We Measure Success

  • Venture capital investments made in mobility
  • Investments made in MAIN companies
  • New jobs created
  • Companies referred to Endeavor
  • Startups funded by women/founders of color

How We Define Mobility

Advanced mobility includes the multi-dimensional movement of people or goods and the products, materials, processes and
technologies that support it.

Testing & Proving Contacts:

Danielle Manley
Sr. Director Strategic Partnerships,
Wayne State University & TechTown Detroit

Rainesha Williams-Fox
Program Manager, MAIN

Isabella Kiser
Program Coordinator, MAIN

Raina Baker
Outreach and Engagement Manager


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