Past Winners

Idea Awarded
Cosmetology classes in Spanish speaking Beauty  Salon

Cosmetology classes in Spanish speaking Beauty Salon

The idea is to have the Cosmetology apprenticeship program in Spanish in my Beauty salon .

Mireya Antonio Correa Learn More
$5,000
Malamiah Mobile

Malamiah Mobile

My idea is a mobile juice and smoothie truck (Malamiah Mobile). It’s like instant health on wheels!

Jermale Eddie Learn More
$5,000.00
Tiger Tech

Tiger Tech

Easy-install, solar-powered lighting units. No wires, drilling holes, or vehicle degradation.

Luciano Learn More
$5,000
I Got Face - AT YOUR SERVICE

I Got Face - AT YOUR SERVICE

At Your Service provides hair, make-up, and wardrobe all at once for your next GLAM project in a mobile unit on the go.

Latesha Lipscomb Learn More
$5,000
Stir It Up Bakery

Stir It Up Bakery

Stir It Up is a startup bakery that employs individuals with special needs.

Zoe Bruyn Learn More
$5,000
Good Food - Cultivating Community

Good Food - Cultivating Community

To take our gleaning initiative mobile. To bring good food to people and communities without being limited by location.

Lisa Sisson Learn More
$5,000
The Fishbowl Project

The Fishbowl Project

The Fishbowl is a place where arts organizations talk about their events and people who love the arts learn about them.

Natalie Carmolli Learn More
$5,000
Mi City Swap

Mi City Swap

City SWAP Project connects residents of one Michigan city to another to learn about, better understand and network.

Jeanette Pierce Learn More
$5,000
WERTH•RACK

WERTH•RACK

We developed a novel way to store folding walkers independent of one another. A simple solution to a BIG problem.

Melanie Koops and Chris Werth Learn More
$5,000
Fathom

Fathom

An easy to use, smart device integrated, underwater drone that makes underwater exploration accessible to the masses.

Danny Vessells Learn More
$5,000
Ben’s Buzz Box

Ben’s Buzz Box

A new beehive with the goal of improving the health of the honeybee through design.

Ben Logan Learn More
$5,000
PIECES OF ME

PIECES OF ME

Pieces of Me uses self/peer-identified traits to create designs reflecting a representation of each buyer’s personality

Elsa Vogel Learn More
$5,000
KNITit

KNITit

KNITit is a company that specializes in 3D weft knit product. Imagine a process than creates a 3D product in one phase.

Liz Bartlett Learn More
$5,000
OneBowl

OneBowl

The OneBowl is a microwave-safe single serving bowl with a built-in strainer and a snap-on lid.

Justin Herd Learn More
$5,000
Ambrose - A Collaborative Design & Print Lab

Ambrose - A Collaborative Design & Print Lab

Ambrose is a collaborative design & print lab that is productive by day and instructional by night.

Adam Weiler Learn More
$5,000
Crowd Funding for Scholarships - FundScholars.org

Crowd Funding for Scholarships - FundScholars.org

Fund Scholars is a crowd funding platform for college scholarships whose goal is to disrupt the student debt game.

Nathan Cahill Learn More
$5,000
My Great Lake

My Great Lake

Show the world our appreciation for the Great Lakes and all they represent through lake-specific gear and events.

Kylen Blom Learn More
$2,000
Hey! Grand Rapids!  Let’s Eat!!!

Hey! Grand Rapids!  Let’s Eat!!!

A web show featuring the great ethnic restaurants and diverse cultures in GR that challenges you to check them out.

Corey Ruffin Learn More
$3,000
Super Awesome Brewing Co-op

Super Awesome Brewing Co-op

I want to create a super awesome brewer’s co-op/ taproom to teach brewing, beer knowledge, and serve amazing beer.

Dallas McCulloch Learn More
$5,000
2012 West Michigan Culinary & Artisan Skill Series

2012 West Michigan Culinary & Artisan Skill Series

A year long program of cooking classes, artisan skill workshops, seminars and trips featuring local teachers & experts.

Molly Clauhs Learn More
$2,500
Rag Trade GR

Rag Trade GR

Rag Trade; (noun, slang) informally the clothing/garment industry, a one-stop source for fashion information in GR.

Jerrad Matthew Learn More
$2,500
Cleaning with Kindness

Cleaning with Kindness

Steve Frazee
$5,000
The 599 Club

The 599 Club

Jon Bell
$5,000
Uptown Kitchen

Uptown Kitchen

Kelly LeCoy
$5,000
Mull-It-Over

Mull-It-Over

Bruce Burgess
$3,000
Easy Crutch

Easy Crutch

Mick Hanna
$1,000
Compression Bee Hive Frame

Compression Bee Hive Frame

William Stewart
$1,000
Weather Collage

Weather Collage

AJ Paschka
$5,000
Fire & Knife

Fire & Knife

Brian Gerrity
$2,000
Grand Rapids Walking Tours App

Grand Rapids Walking Tours App

Joshua Leo
$750
Fashionation

Fashionation

Perian Olson
$750
Dave’s Great GREEN Tomato Cage

Dave’s Great GREEN Tomato Cage

Dave Schemmel
$750
Upside Down Movie Nights

Upside Down Movie Nights

Steve Zaagman
$750
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