Items Tagged with 'Start Garden'


Nonprofit producing The Power of Entrepreneurs

November 1, 2017
A nonprofit that connects young minority professionals is producing a panel on entrepreneurship downtown next week. Read More

A clear shift toward inclusion

September 8, 2017
In 2015, Forbes magazine published an article that sent shockwaves through the startup ecosystem in Grand Rapids. Read More

Area’s big job growth talent needs must be met with successes in diversity hiring

September 8, 2017
The Business Journal finds interesting contrasts — and possible solutions — in two reports, one focused on Talent 2025’s study of employment and skill needs, and the other a review of Start Garden’s outreach to minority communities. Read More

Hammock startup wins 5x5 Night

September 4, 2017
A hammock startup that donates gear to someone in poverty with each purchase is the winner of the latest 5x5 Night. Read More

Graphic design startup wins 5x5 Night

July 3, 2017
A bilingual graphic design firm won the first 5x5 Night that was conducted entirely in Spanish. Read More

Partners representing West Michigan at SXSW Michigan House

February 17, 2017
For the third year, Michigan House will be finding a temporary home at SXSW in Austin, Texas — and this time, they’re bringing Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. Read More

Inside Track: Driving force fuels Ross

New co-director of Start Garden: Everyone has a responsibility to make the city inclusive, equitable and diverse.

February 10, 2017
Darel Ross II, the new co-director of Start Garden, is a man on a mission. Read More

Start Garden restructures leadership to focus on 'inclusion of all entrepreneurs'

January 27, 2017
Start Garden has hired a pair of local leaders to restructure and “evolve” its leadership team and focus on the “inclusion of all entrepreneurs” in West Michigan. Read More

City turns to sensors for data

Grand Rapids takes first step toward becoming smart city with installation of antenna to gather traffic, energy data.

January 13, 2017
A new technology in Grand Rapids launched last weekend could help the city become more efficient. Read More

Startups hit the big screen

October 26, 2016
An IT services firm, a startup fund and an economic development agency are partnering to host two free showings of a film about startups next month. Read More