It will be talk of urban cities as economic catalysts as well as what the east side and west side of the state can learn from each other that will dominate the next “Pancakes and Politics” this Thursday at the Detroit Athletic Club.
Buoyed by the incredible success of ArtPrize, Grand Rapids social entrepreneur Rick DeVos is preparing to take the wraps off of his newest project on Thursday — a statewide venture called Start Garden.
Rick DeVos, grandson of the co-founder of Amway and driving force behind startup-based economic development in Grand Rapids — not to mention creator of a wildly successful art festival — gave his thoughts on turning Michigan into a startup hotbed Tuesday at the Michigan Business Incubator Association annual conference.
He’s the man behind Art Prize, the most lucrative art contest in the world. Now he’s working on a project that could put money in your pocket.
DeVos appeared on WWJ-TV CBS Detroit’s show “Michigan Matters” talking about how our state needs to break its cycle of relying on big business and monolithic ways of doing things.
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