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The region’s most open pitch competition

Attend this month's 5x5 Night! The top 5 contestants will be pitching their ideas to our judging panel for a shot at winning $5,000. Show up and support these entrepreneurs!

5×5 Night at Start Garden!
June 25, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Start Garden
Voting is Closed
5×5 Night at Start Garden!
June 25, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Start Garden
Voting is Closed

May 5×5 Night Winner!

Nedith Faro Art & Photography

Voting Closes: June 17, 2024 11:59 pm
petergabrek@gmail.com
Hearth Sauna
Hearth is a wood-fired sauna and cold plunge experience. It’s an outdoor bath house. It’s a healthy social community and it’s awesome.
hello@sweetdetailsgr.com
Sweet Details Classroom
Creating a community space for decorating classes to foster creativity, family bonding, and lifelong memories.
cjrollin30@gmail.com
Flight n’ Bite: The Original Backspin Chipping Game
The Original Backspin Chipping Game: Addictive, engaging, & created for mastery-seeking golfers
alex@reelfree.co
Reel Free
Reel Free revolutionizes the way individuals manage their oxygen tubing with oxygen tubing management systems to mitigate falls and increase user safety.
allisonzaluski@gmail.com
VALY
All-natural hard sour candy infused with adaptogens to stop panic attacks in their tracks by diverting the brain and calming the nerves
frostedcastlebakery@gmail.com
Frosted Castle Bakery
Our idea is for baked goods(cupcakes, cakes, and whoopie pies) which have the following features and are: The BEST taste and texture in the nation Dairy free Dye free Plastic free(we use plant-based plastic only) Reverse osmosis water used only PFOA-free cupcake cups and parchment paper used only 100% sugar free Sugar alcohol free Peanut free (sorry we were not able to write details in the previous submission because of technical problems)
dan.mimis@yahoo.com
Never Forget Us!
The most RELIABLE, AFFORDABLE and VERSATILE reminder and lifesaver for kids in cars.
rottschaferanders@gmail.com
Eeogen
A technology that safely and precisely increases resting metabolic rate, burning calories both day and night.
max@appstop.io
Adrenaline Interactive
Create the most popular mobile game in Michigan history
salmaodalymeza@gmail.com
Yum’Es LLC.
Bringing a unique and authentic snack bar to your events
aggarw79@msu.edu
BRCĒ
BRCĒ is a material-tech start-up, developing the future of sports performance and sneakers with innovation in wearable data-tracking solutions & athletic gear using the patent-pending BRCĒ composite, that's stronger than steel and fire-proof guaranteeing better athletic performance, training and safety.
mike@execuspect.com
SKAN PRO Talent Development & Acquisition (SaaS) by Execuspect
SKAN PRO measures seven vital competencies that define Transformational and Servant Leadership for professional development.
cielorosas1212@gmail.com
Cyberbuddy
CyberBuddy: AI-driven app ensuring kids' online safety with real-time monitoring, tailored learning, and parental guidance.
daniel.correa@correaadvantage.org
Correa VA Advantage
My Virtual Assistant business helps businesses grow by managing admin tasks, allowing owners to focus on their vision.
jillianp@trellissuite.com
Trellis
SaaS for small businesses to organize operations, ensuring compliance, efficiency, and continuity by focusing on people and processes.
devon@tegriware.com
SwivelServe
SwivelServe is the easiest way to slice, sort, and serve food with less mess in less space.
bretts@weheartlocal.co
We Heart Local
AI platform for authenticity and connection between small businesses and local customers, tapping into the support-local movement and $10B market Groupon lost.
wakemeupkatie@gmail.com
(Luna Reign’s Boutique) Apothecary Tea Shop
Aspiring to open an apothecary tea shop offering an alkaline vegan menu, fostering healing, learning, and innovative eating experiences
bobness@gmail.com
Inspect
Mobile app to share important news from reliable sources with to those close to you
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Our Finalists

jillianp@trellissuite.com
Trellis
SaaS for small businesses to organize operations, ensuring compliance, efficiency, and continuity by focusing on people and processes.
Learn More
cielorosas1212@gmail.com
Cyberbuddy
CyberBuddy: AI-driven app ensuring kids' online safety with real-time monitoring, tailored learning, and parental guidance.
Learn More
aggarw79@msu.edu
BRCĒ
BRCĒ is a material-tech start-up, developing the future of sports performance and sneakers with innovation in wearable data-tracking solutions & athletic gear using the patent-pending BRCĒ composite, that's stronger than steel and fire-proof guaranteeing better athletic performance, training and safety.
Learn More
devon@tegriware.com
SwivelServe
SwivelServe is the easiest way to slice, sort, and serve food with less mess in less space.
Learn More
alex@reelfree.co
Reel Free
Reel Free revolutionizes the way individuals manage their oxygen tubing with oxygen tubing management systems to mitigate falls and increase user safety.
Learn More

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What’s your big idea?

“Eek! What happens if I share my idea with the world?”
Best case scenario, it changes the world. Worst case scenario, nothing happens. So, see if something happens. Share and learn!

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