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GRAND RAPIDS — A growing manufacturer of high-tech food carts could serve as an example of the kind of business development that’s possible in West Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

Members of the DeVos family are increasing their investment play in the craft beverage industry with the acquisition of a majority interest in a Newaygo County maker of hard ciders, MiBiz has learned.

Published in In the News

GRAND RAPIDS — The sale of RespondWell LLC last summer for an undisclosed sum was the first exit recorded by venture capital firm Michigan Accelerator Fund.

Published in Health Biz

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 number of entrepreneur-themed programs developed for non-business students continues to grow across West Michigan liberal arts schools.

Published in Education
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:04

Start Garden revives 5x5 Night concept

Start Garden plans to resurrect 5x5 Night, the precursor to the $15 million venture fund that invested $5,000 weekly to individuals with ideas that had the potential to become a business.

Published in In the News

Start Garden LLC, the Grand Rapids-based $15 million venture capital firm started three years ago to seed startup companies, now wants expand its offerings to provide early growth capital to the companies it backs.

Published in In the News

Failure has been a catalyst in Rick DeVos’ evolution as an entrepreneur. With his $15 million Start Garden fund, he hopes to help fledgling entrepreneurs overcome their risk aversion and create the next generation of wealth-creating companies in West Michigan.

Published in Small Business

A $750,000 investment in a Grand Rapids software company made 2012 the busiest year ever for Grand Angels.

Published in Finance

The $1.25 million Blue Medora received from Start Garden and Grand Angels will go to add staff and develop new products.


Published in Finance
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