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The 100 Comeback

On April 7, 2020, Start Garden launched The 100 Comeback in Grand Rapids, MI, two weeks after a state-issued stay-at-home order.

Adapted from its annual business competition, $300,000 was repurposed for entrepreneurs impacted by the shut down.

In just 100 hours:

  • 430 applications were submitted
  • Funding requests totaled more than $5,500,000
  • 68 recipients were selected for the funds

Thank you to all of those who supported this venture, and to our fellow entrepreneurs—we can’t wait to see you make your comeback.

Visit our FAQ for more information on The Comeback.

sponsors

Our Community Foundation

MEDC Smartzone

Spectrum Health

Huntington

PNC Bank

Mercantile Bank

Chemical Bank

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Choice One Bank

West Michigan Community Bank

Economic DF