Items Tagged with 'Start Garden'


Start Garden 100 grows, increases diversity

Startup competition saw participation increase of 24%.

October 18, 2019
This year, more people turned their entrepreneurial ideas into reality at one entrepreneurial competition. Read More

Start Garden investing in 'businesses of tomorrow'

January 18, 2019
How much is a good idea worth? Read More

Street Talk: Up North isn’t just for vacationers

100 ideas.

January 4, 2019
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is expanding its services in northern Michigan. Read More

Partners launching food industry networking group

January 1, 2019
The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is partnering with several organizations on a new endeavor meant to strengthen the region’s food system. Read More

Partners plan restaurant and bar downtown

November 15, 2018
A group of partners are planning to open a new restaurant and bar in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

3D knitting startup incubates Hoodini

Winnings from Start Garden’s 100 Ideas contest will help business bring infant swaddling product to market.

July 27, 2018
Last year, Liz Hilton was hard at work using her 3D knitting machines to make product prototypes for various industries — and then came her lightbulb moment. Read More

Entrepreneurs win Start Garden cash

July 16, 2018
Ten entrepreneurs claimed $20,000 each through Start Garden’s 100 Ideas initiative. Read More

New brewery strives for inclusivity

Kings Brewery would be first African-American-owned brewery in state.

July 13, 2018
Michigan’s first African-American-owned brewery was one of last week’s winners of Start Garden’s 100 Ideas. And a $20,000 cash prize is bringing the vision closer to opening day. Read More

GR well on its way to becoming an entrepreneurial hotspot

Start Garden among many organizations helping entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life.

June 15, 2018
Grand Rapids is making a name for itself in the entrepreneurial space. Read More

Area’s entrepreneurial bridge builders are thriving

May 11, 2018
Recently, Start Garden announced the 100 ideas selected as part of its “100 Ideas/$100K initiative” — an intentional approach at diversifying the entrepreneurship scene in Grand Rapids (Start Garden's 100 Ideas invests $100,000 in these entrepreneurs). Read More