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 GremelSpartan Nash
Vice President of Corporate Affairs and CommunicationsVisit website
Retired Vice President, Global Corporate Relations and Chief Diversity OfficerVisit website
Chris McKellarLove's Ice Cream, Rocket Pies, Relish Green Grocer, and tenant of the Downtown Market
Owner, OperatorVisit website
Karie FrenchSpectrum Health
Sr. Human Resources Business PartnerVisit website
Kyama KitaviCity of Grand Rapids
Economic Development OfficeVisit website
Ideas Being Presented
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.Learn More
Motown Square - Affordable Housing
To help reverse community decay by providing affordable housing and oppose displacement and gentrification of residents.Learn More
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.Learn More
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!Learn More
Spera Foods is an allergy friendly health food company that sells products made primarily from the Tiger Nut.Learn More