Start Garden

Event Notices From Oct. 29

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2013

The GreenLancer team, Energy Policy Analyst (left to right) Doug Elbinger, Chief Technology Officer Patrick McCabe, Bizdom  Accelerator Leader Chris Seago, and Chief Executive Officer Michael Sharber recreate the Beatles' famous 'Abbey Road' album cover complete to the bare feet and white suit on a renamed Woodward Avenue in Detroit.  (PRNewsFoto/GreenLancer)

GreenLancer Closes $500,000 In ‘A’ Round Initial Funding

GreenLancer.com, a Web-based provider of engineering and services for solar energy projects, last week announced it had secured another $222,500 to complete its A round financing of $500,000.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/14/2013

Rick DeVos

Start Garden project invests $2.3M in 1st year

West Michigan entrepreneur Rick DeVos’ Start Garden venture capital effort has invested more than $2.3 million in over 100 projects during its first year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

Blue Medora

Blue Medora Gets $1.25M Capital From West Michigan Investors

The Grand Rapids technology firm Blue Medora said Wednesday that it has received an additional $1.25 million in growth capital from two West Michigan-based angel investment groups, Start Garden and the Grand Angels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2013

(GM Photo)

Top Tech Stories Of 2012 In Michigan

From a cure for the flu to big start-up ventures, a $250 million wind power park, the creation of Start Garden, and more — tech news dominated 2012.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/25/2012

Urban Tech Farm

Kettering U Student, Grad Launch Urban Food Sustainability Project In GR

Finding new ways to produce healthy, sustainable food sources for a growing population is a necessity. Austin Lawrence, a current Kettering University student, and Brian Falther, a 2010 Kettering University graduate, are motivated to offer a solution to food sustainability nationwide, starting in Grand Rapids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2012

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

Rick DeVos Introduces Start Garden: $15 Million Fund To Invest In Ideas

GRAND RAPIDS — After weeks of speculation, Rick DeVos’ Pomegranate Studios, creator of ArtPrize, Momentum and 5×5 Night, Thursday introduced its latest initiative before a crowd of Michigan business leaders. Called Start Garden, it is […]

04/26/2012

Rick DeVos

Michigan Game Changer: Rick DeVos To Unveil New Project

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.

CBS 62–04/20/2012

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