Does Michigan Have The Ugliest State Flag? ArtPrize Founder Offers $500 For Top 3 RedesignsDoes Michigan have the ugliest state flag? One business magnate thinks so, and he's offering up his own money to make a change.
GVSU Shows Wounded Warriors That Fashion Has A Heart
Start Garden project invests $2.3M in 1st yearWest Michigan entrepreneur Rick DeVos' Start Garden venture capital effort has invested more than $2.3 million in over 100 projects during its first year.
Amway's Globetrotting Pays Off: 2012 Sales Top $11.3 BillionAmway – which started as “American Way” – defied the odds and grown each year. The company is owned by the two families -- among the wealthiest in Michigan.
Blue Medora Gets $1.25M Capital From West Michigan InvestorsThe 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.
Top Tech Stories Of 2012 In MichiganFrom 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.
Event Notices From October 5-7The latest meeting and event notices from Michigan's technology focused companies, institutions and people
ArtPrize: Top 10 Finalists Unveiled For $560K PrizeThese finalists were chosen from a field of 1,517 artists from 46 countries and 41 U.S. states and territories. More than 41,000 voters contributed nearly 400,000 votes.
Michigan Matters: Highlights From The Mackinac Policy ConferenceThis week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain travels to Mackinac Island to cover the annual Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.
For DeVos, Reuss & Penske: “Like Father, Like Son”DeVos was voted into the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) prestigious Hall of Fame in 1979 for efforts to put Amway on the map. (Jay Van Andel was inducted into the exclusive club in 1987).
Michigan Matters: Rick DeVos Talks Start Garden And ArtPrizeHe said they expected about 50 submissions a week from budding businesses and instead have received over 400 in the two weeks since launching the program.
Rick DeVos Introduces Start Garden: $15 Million Fund To Invest In Ideas
Pancakes & Politics: Spotlight On Cities As Engines For GrowthIt 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.
Michigan Game Changer: Rick DeVos To Unveil New ProjectBuoyed 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.
DeVos: Building The Next Michigan, One Startup At A TimeRick 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.