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The 100 Responds to COVID-19

Supporting Entrepreneurs Impacted by the Pandemic

On April 7, 2020, Start Garden launched The 100 Comeback in Grand Rapids, MI, two weeks after a state-issued stay-at-home order. The purpose, to distribute $300,000 to entrepreneurs in need.

Within 10 days, 68 entrepreneurs had no-strings-attached grants in their hands. This was a vital pivot for the 100 competition because entrepreneurs often pay themselves last and new businesses struggle to qualify for CARES Act funds.

Thank you to all of those who supported this venture. Support your local entrepreneurs in any way you can!

Visit our 2020 page for more information on The Comeback.


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