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SG: Open House
Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

SG: Open House

For anyone interested in becoming a Start Garden member, join us for a Happy Hour/Open House and get a tour of our new digs. Enjoy a beverage courtesy of our sponsor, New Holland Brewing Company, and get your questions answered about the changes taking place at Start Garden. Free to participate!

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SG Update Night
Feb
26
5:00 PM17:00

SG Update Night

It's time for our $5K projects to present on how they tested the feasibility, viability and desirability of their startup in just three minutes. At the end of the presentations, the Start Garden team will announce if any of the projects are ready to move on to the $20K tier of investment. 

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SG Class: Present Like a Pro
Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

SG Class: Present Like a Pro

This session is designed to equip you with the basic skills you need to know before your next presentation. Participants will learn how to refine your topic, how to best identify the needs of your audience, gather and organize your research and present it all in such a way to leave them wanting more. We will also talk about the appropriate use of visuals and how to polish your delivery skills.

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SG Class: Intellectual Property 101
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

SG Class: Intellectual Property 101

A brief primer on the various features of intellectual property protection:  patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, as well as a discussion on the process of obtaining patents, trademark registrations and copyright registrations, intellectual property ownership issues, and typical pitfalls encountered by start-ups.

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Nov
20
5:00 PM17:00

Start Garden Update Night


After just three months of experimentation, its time for our $5K projects to present on how they tested the feasibility, viability and desirability of their startup in just three minutes. At the end of the presentations, the Start Garden team will announce which projects are ready to move on to our $20K tier of investment.

Curious what happens after a project moves past the $5K level? We'll also have a couple of our $20K startups fill us in on how their project has grown since Update Night.

Doors and bar opens at 5:00pm with presentations beginning at 5:30PM. There is no fee to attend - all are welcome!


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Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Advisor Hours

Advisor Hours are open for anybody in the Start Garden ecosystem working on a project. Experts in various fields are available for 30 minute sessions to help you answer specific questions relating to their expertise. Arrive the day of and sign up for a timeslot.

Free to CEO Club members  $5 for non-members

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Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Advisor Hours

Advisor Hours are open for anybody in the Start Garden ecosystem working on a project. Experts in various fields are available for 30 minute sessions to help you answer specific questions relating to their expertise. Arrive the day of and sign up for a timeslot.

Free to CEO Club members & Start Garden funded projects | $5 for non-members

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Tour of GR Makers
Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Tour of GR Makers

Join us at the GR Makers space for a tour and learn what it means to be a maker. There's no fee to attend - just register and meet us at the makers space!

GR Makers is an open community lab incorporating elements of a machine shop, a workshop, and a design studio. Located in an 8,500 square-foot space near downtown Grand Rapids our members work on projects that range from the industrial to the delicate arts. Together we are building a community focused on three key goals: enabling personal expression, providing education for all ages, and supporting entrepreneurship.

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Advisor Hours
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Advisor Hours

Advisor Hours are open for anybody in the Start Garden ecosystem working on a project. Experts in various fields are available for 30 minute sessions to help you answer specific questions relating to their expertise. Arrive the day of and sign up for a timeslot.

Free for CEO Club members!

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Update Night
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Update Night

After just 3 months of experimentation, its time for our 5K projects to present on how they tested the feasibility, viability and desirability of their startup in just 3 minutes. At the end of the presentations, the Start Garden team will announce which projects are ready to move on to our 20K tier of investment.

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