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100 Ideas Demo Day at 20 Monroe Live: Start Gardenís first 100 lands back in downtown for the top 10


Start Garden’s 100 Ideas began as a call out to the community to submit their best new ideas in the most unlikely of pitch rooms as folks flocked to bars, community centers, and entrepreneurial support organizations. Almost immediately, this movement to change the way we think of entrepreneurial activity was adopted by so many looking to pitch their idea. 

On July 10, 100 Ideas enters its exciting conclusion as this entrepreneur competition in Michigan will narrow the 100 ideas chosen to compete down to the final 10 who will receive another $20,000 to keep their idea moving forward.

All told Start Garden reports that 28 tech companies, 27 physical products, 18 new service providers, 15 food entrepreneurs, seven social impact initiatives, five retail concepts from every neighborhood in West Michigan, and representative of every corner of our state will be in a battle to win a coveted Top 10 slot.  

What made this project unique from others typically held in other communities is just how diverse our top 100 winners are, with 44 percent women, 56 percent men, 47 percent caucasian, 53 percent minorities represented in this group.

Starting at 4:00 p.m. (until 7:15 p.m.), attendees will have a chance to tour the 100 Ideas by watching folks demo their submissions. Immediately after, the awards will commence with ten of our lucky contestants walking away with another $20,000 to make their dreams a real opportunity. 

And don’t worry if you missed the contest earlier this year. It was so successful that it will be back. 

If you would like to attend this free event, please RSVP via this link
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