Start Garden

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

March 26, 2019

On Tuesday, March 26th, 5 creators will pitch their ideas for a chance to win $5,000 - no strings attached. Join us at Start Garden 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 26, 2019
Start Garden 40 Pearl Street NW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Judges this month

  • Minyona Mason

    Minyona Mason

    Spectrum Health

    Enrichment Program Specialist

  • Mario Rodriguez-Garcia

    Mario Rodriguez-Garcia

    Soldadera Coffee

    Product Design Engineer at FCA & CEO

  • Darel Ross

    Darel Ross

    Start Garden


  • Arlene Campbell

    Arlene Campbell

    Spring GR

    Program Director

  • Sonali Allen

    Sonali Allen

    Mercantile Bank

    Senior VP Compiance and Community Development

Ideas Being Presented

Alien Books

Alien Books

Educational material where children travel the world with Wilbur the Alien learning about different people and cultures.

Dan Borgmann Learn More


An online meal service that facilitates a healthy lifestyle by providing healthy meals to the Greater Lansing populace.

Rueben Hewitt Learn More
CurlCase by Wear Your Curls

CurlCase by Wear Your Curls

Wear Your Curls is a about empowering those with naturally curly hair and helping them embrace their natural beauty.

Felisha Rodriguez Learn More
Sugoi Audio

Sugoi Audio

We work with electronics companies to acquire their returned products to up-cycle the hardware into new/unique housings.

Sean Hansen Learn More
Beyond La Mer Boutique

Beyond La Mer Boutique

An online boutique made up of a curated collection of timeless, travel-inspired pieces for the modern adventurer.

Mar Briones Learn More
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