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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, 2020 to May 26, 2020
  • June 10, 2020 the 100 finalists are announced.
  • $1,000 is awarded to each of the 100 to prepare for Demo Day.
  • September 2, 2020 Demo Day 2020 takes place.
  • $20,000 is awarded to the winners of Demo Day.

2019 Demo Day Winners

Sympl. - Matthew Eleweke
Lawnbot - Kendall Hines
Polished Crown - Hailey Smith
Wearology - Gina Adams
Wormies - Luis Chen
Anvil - William Thatcher
Fourtifeye - Andrea Wallace
GRNoir - Nadia & Shatawn Brigham
CurlCase ® by Wear Your Curls - Felisha Rodriguez
U.F.O. - Jovan Naves
The Diatribe Theater - Marcel Price

events

Neighborhood Summit

Date: March 7, 2020

Time: 8am-2pm

Location: GVSU: 401 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

SURGE

Date: March 11, 2020

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Location: 31 E. 8th St Suite 200 Holland, MI 49423

Muskegon Innovation Hub

Date: March 12, 2020

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: 200 Viridian Dr, Muskegon, MI 49440

March 5×5 Night

Date: March 31, 2020

Time: 5pm - 7:30pm

Location: Start Garden: 40 Pearl St NW Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

First Friday

Date: April 3, 2020

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Location: Linc Up: 1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Seidman College of Business

Date: April 13, 2020

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: GVSU: 50 Front Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Bridge St Market

Date: April 16, 2020

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: 405 Seward Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

April 5×5 Night

Date: April 28, 2020

Time: 5pm- 7:30pm

Location: Start Garden: 40 Pearl St NW Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Forty Acres

Date: May 12, 2020

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Location: 1059 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Culinary Conversations

Date: May 20, 2020

Time: 5pm - 7:30pm

Location: Downtown Market: 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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