Grand Rapids Downtown Market

435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
April 2017 at Downtown Market GR

Join us for April 5x5 Night Grand Rapids Downtown Market on Tuesday, April 25th!

On Tuesday April 25th, 5 creators will pitch their ideas for a chance to win $5,000 - no strings attached.

There is no restriction on the type of idea a presenter can submit, but it’s important to remember this is about moving an idea forward. The event host organizes a selection committee to decide which five ideas will be presented. Visitors to the website vote on ideas they would like the host committee to select. The selected presenters explain a $5,000 step that will move the idea forward.

Presenting the ideas is only part of the night. Part two is at the reception to find out the winner. Have a glass of wine, talk about ideas. The opportunity to network is the whole reason we put on the event. Join us!

April 25, 2017
Grand Rapids Downtown Market 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Judges this month

  • Meredith Gremel

    Meredith Gremel

    Spartan Nash

    Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications

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  • Brian Cloyd

    Brian Cloyd


    Retired Vice President, Global Corporate Relations and Chief Diversity Officer

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  • Chris McKellar

    Chris McKellar

    Love's Ice Cream, Rocket Pies, Relish Green Grocer, and tenant of the Downtown Market

    Owner, Operator

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  • Karie French

    Karie French

    Spectrum Health

    Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

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  • Kyama Kitavi

    Kyama Kitavi

    City of Grand Rapids

    Economic Development Office

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Ideas Being Presented

Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping, and Cooking App

Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping, and Cooking App

Meal planning and cooking are hard. Our goal is to make this easier, healthier, and a little more fun along the way.

Jeffrey Boore Learn More
Motown Square - Affordable Housing

Motown Square - Affordable Housing

To help reverse community decay by providing affordable housing and oppose displacement and gentrification of residents.

Maurice Townsend Learn More
DELASIE - Ready-to-Wear Summer Collection

DELASIE - Ready-to-Wear Summer Collection

Provide a handmade ready-to-wear summer collection for men and women, leading to fashion show on July 14th.

Rhoda Klomega Learn More
Unlabeled - The Blind Tasting Board Game

Unlabeled - The Blind Tasting Board Game

Unlabeled is the blind beer tasting board game that tests your ability to identify different beers. Made for everyone!

Nathan Straathof Learn More
Spera Foods

Spera Foods

Spera Foods is an allergy friendly health food company that sells products made primarily from the Tiger Nut.

Hannah Johnsen And Megan Wierenga Learn More
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