Considering starting a business in West Michigan? Use these websites to give legs to your ideas.
Start Garden – Working to increase Physical, Social, Financial, & Intellectual capital in the area
5×5 Night with Start Garden – Area monthly pitching contest with a $5,000 prize
Noche 5×5 en Español
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Small Business Development Center Michigan
The Right Place – West Michigan’s Economic Developer
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)
Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses is an Economic Development social enterprise. GRABB works to foster an economy that creates prosperity and supports the revitalization of predominantly Black neighborhoods. GRABB expands opportunities for Black businesses in the Metro Grand Rapids area by assisting them with acquiring three form of capital (Social, Intellectual and Financial) and creating awareness for Black businesses.
ACRE AgTech – Helps entrepreneurs and innovators start their businesses. Focused on agriculture, but covers other sectors as well.