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The build-out of West Michigan’s nascent startup and entrepreneurial support network will be a marathon, not a sprint. 

Published in Economic Development

The plan to streamline the delivery of entrepreneurial support services in the West Michigan area has taken another step forward.

Published in In the News

GRAND RAPIDS — A key economic development program aimed at bolstering entrepreneurial activity in the Grand Rapids area will have a new administrator at the start of April.

Published in Health Biz

GRAND RAPIDS — Early-stage venture capital firm Start Garden LLC and Emerge West Michigan, a public-private partnership focused on services for entrepreneurs in 13 counties, are exploring a merger, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Finance

5x5 Night returns this week, offering $5,000 each month to anyone with a great idea. The monthly pitch competition, which is set for a 10-month run, follows the same format created by founder Rick DeVos. Anyone can submit an idea to the 5x5 Night website. A public vote determines the five ideas for a five-minute pitch each month to a five-judge panel that selects the winner of the $5,000. The difference this time is that 5x5 Night — scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 23 at the Start Garden office — is now run by Emerge West Michigan, a web portal launched last fall that serves as a clearinghouse for services to support entrepreneurs and startup companies. 5x5 Night is the latest program for Emerge West Michigan, which will soon add a mentorship initiative. MiBiz spoke with Emerge Director Laurie Supinski about why the nonprofit organization decided to take over and resurrect 5x5 Night.

Published in Small Business

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