Start Garden

40 Pearl Street NW, Suite 200A, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

May 5x5 Night

On Wednesday, May 29th, 5 creators will pitch their ideas for a chance to win $5,000 - no strings attached. Join us at Start Garden for May 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!

May 29, 2019
Start Garden 40 Pearl Street NW, Suite 200A, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Ideas Being Presented



MomHive is the new destination for work, community, and growth for moms in Grand Rapids.

Alyssa Cairns and Kelli Palm Learn More
Forgive Everyone Co.

Forgive Everyone Co.

A clothing brand advocating for formerly incarcerated men and women. 20% of proceeds donated to re-entry non-profits.

Skyler Rich Learn More
Paddle Science

Paddle Science

My idea is to start a custom Greek paddle making company. In the past year I have made over 150 wood projects!

Mike Noble Learn More
ARUtility - Augmented Reality Utility Locating

ARUtility - Augmented Reality Utility Locating

ARUtility is creating a safer & more efficient work site by allowing users to view hidden assets in augmented reality

Joe Eastman Learn More
Dress for Success

Dress for Success

Inspire young men to dress well by providing personal styling, wardrobe analysis, maintenance and custom fitted suits.

Archie Sudue Learn More
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