Grand Rapids based Start Garden has a simple mission, “create an ecosystem that helps ideas become businesses.”
Their goal is to build a place where “a thousand ideas can get started, knowing that a few will adapt and become those innovations we’re looking for.”
Have an idea? Here’s the place to start:
$5,000, an idea
Our investing process is designed to close the gap between $0 and $500,000. In Michigan, where a new ecosystem is in its formative stages, we’re turning ideas that would have remained on the back of a napkin into startups.
Each week we invest $5,000 into a new idea. You’re encouraged to get visitors to the website to endorse your idea. We don’t consider ourselves experts in anything, so endorsements help us decide what to fund. Visit the site for more.