We're back on our home turf for March 5x5 Night in Grand Rapids at Start Garden on Tuesday, March 28th!
On TUESDAY March 28th, 5 creators will pitch their ideas for a chance to win $5,000 - no strings attached.
Join us at Start Garden located at 40 Pearl Street NW in downtown Grand Rapids for March 5x5 Night.
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!
- March 28, 2017
- Start Garden 40 Pearl Street NW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Judges this month
Matt UhlCommercial Banker at Huntington Bank
Born and raised in Grand Rapids. Passionate about small business.Visit website
Jorge GonzalezDirector at Start Garden
Established WMI Hispanic Chamber as central connecting point for Hispanic entrepreneurs for aspiring business owners and seasoned veterans.Visit website
Liz HiltonFounder, 5x5 Night Alumni
Founder of KNITit, specializing in 3D knitting process as solution for furniture, health care, consumer electronic, automotive industriesVisit website
Matt BarczakManager with Rehmann’s Accounting, Consulting and Tax (ACT) Department
Provides tax compliance services to closely held businesses, high net worth individuals, S-corporations, partnerships and corporationsVisit website
Mary BrownConsultant, Educator, Design Thinker, Futurist at Spectrum Health Inclusion and Diversity Center of Expertise
Grand Rapids Business Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Women of West Michigan 2016.Visit website
Ideas Being Presented
Still I Run - Runners for Mental Health Awareness
Still I Run is a community of people that run for, or on behalf of mental health. Our goal is to defeat the stigma!Learn More
The Oasis Aquaponic Food Production System
An ultra-low cost aquaponics system designed to increase food security in the developing world.Learn More
Fat Lucy’s Dumpling House
Fat Lucy's Dumpling House will be a humble restaurant that serves authentic and traditional Asian dumplings and buns.Learn More
The Lady & Her Skillet Southern Fine Dining
To offer classic soul food with a twist in an upscale fine dining atmosphere served by a chef with 15 years’ experience.Learn More
Pop-Up DIY/Craft Parties
DIY/Craft classes at home, business or place of your choosing. Enjoy camaraderie while crafting SOMETHING AMAZING!Learn More