5x5 Night by Start Garden

5 ideas, 5 minutes, $5,000. Submit your idea on 5x5night.com, be in the top 5 of voting, and pitch for $5,000.

When: Once a month

Where: Moves around West Michigan!


100 Ideas by Start Garden

Submit your idea through a short video and potentially win up to $20,000! The top 100 ideas win $1,000 and then present at the 100 Ideas Demo Day to potentially win $20,000.

When: Applications open Spring 2020

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


Grand Angels

Angel investment group in West Michigan. Investments are focused on life science, digital media, advanced manufacturing and advanced materials, and advanced technologies in agriculture and food. Best for companies that are scalable and want to raise over $500,000 in one round of funding.

When: Year-around