Start Garden hosting Startup Weekend


Start Garden is a nonprofit based in downtown Grand Rapids that works to create an "entrepreneurial ecosystem." Courtesy Custer

Grand Rapids entrepreneurs are gearing up to beat the clock.

Startup Weekend Grand Rapids, which gives entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and industries the chance to launch their startup ideas, is on tap for Feb. 9-11 at Start Garden, 40 Pearl St. NW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 9.

Designers, techies, marketers and other creative thinkers will be challenged to launch a new product or service in under 48 hours. Mentors from the business community will be on hand to assist with the process.

At the conclusion of the weekend, a panel of judges with startup backgrounds will critique the projects.

Free food and beverages will be provided throughout the weekend.

Registration is available here and an early-bird discount is offered through Dec. 31. More information about Startup Weekend is available here.

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