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Anyone from anywhere in any language can submit an idea. It only takes a minute. You can submit more than one idea.
  • Ideas can be submitted from February 26, 2019 to May 30, 2019
  • June 19, 2019 the 100 finalists are announced.
  • $1,000 is awarded to each of the 100 to prepare for Demo Day.
  • August 27th, 2019 Demo Day 2019 takes place.
  • $20,000 is awarded to the winners of Demo Day.

2018 Demo Day Winners

The Only Bean - Kristine Yang
Adoraa Company - Ariana Waller
Public Thread - Janay Brower
SLP-TEK Cot - Justin Gauvin
Squish and Scrub - Bobby Johnson
Soldadera Coffee - Gabriela Rodriguez
Kings Brewery Company - Terry Rostic
Muse GR- Stephen Smith
Payload CMS - James Mikrut
Hoodini - Liz Hilton

events

Start Garden 100 Pitch In Person Pop-Up @ Relax at Rosa

Date: May 23, 2019

Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

Location: 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Start Garden 100 Pitch In Person Pop-Up @ Start Garden

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: 40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Start Garden 5×5

Submissions Close

Date: May 30, 2019

sponsors

Fifth Third Bank

MEDC Smartzone

Our Community Foundation

Spectrum Health

Bank of America

Huntington

PNC Bank

Chemical Bank

Faurecia

Flagstar Bank

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Mercantile Bank

Choice One Bank

Economic DF

Macatawa Bank

West Michigan Community Bank