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Innovation competition offers $1M to startups

July 22, 2014
A Michigan-based international startup competition is offering more than $1 million in cash and in-kind prizes for the most innovative startups — with the brightest idea receiving $500,000. Read More

Mini Maker Faire calls for makers

July 22, 2014
An informational session will take place on Wednesday for an event this summer that will showcase West Michigan’s do-it-yourself makers. Read More

Urban venue opens doors

July 21, 2014
A rentable urban venue is throwing a launch party to make new friends in its Grand Rapids neighborhood. Read More

Legal mistakes commonly made by small businesses

July 16, 2014
Starting a small business can be both an exciting and stressful time. Often times, legal considerations and requirements can get lost in the shuffle — and only come to light when the business owner is attempting to sell the business or is getting sued. Read More

Raquel Salas builds law firm

July 15, 2014
A well-rounded attorney and a co-founding partner of Avanti Law Group, Raquel Salas is a self-described business-savvy Dominican immigrant with a knack for client development and negotiation. Read More

Startup crowdfunds microwaveable bowl

July 10, 2014
The one bowl to eliminate all other dirty bowls has raised more than half of its $50,000 Kickstarter fundraising goal. Read More

Marketing firm awards service grants

July 7, 2014
An integrated marketing firm has named the recipients of its first matching service grants. Read More

Startup develops job-search platform for college towns

July 4, 2014
A startup is working to make it easier to find a job in college towns. Read More

Design firm stands out in North American contest

July 4, 2014
A design firm has been named one of the “standouts and stunners” of a North American design competition for its work for a furniture maker. Read More

Startup opens real estate crowdfunding platform

July 3, 2014
A startup has launched a digital marketplace for real estate investors to crowdfund projects. Read More