June 6th, 2024

Entrepreneur Support Event Coming to Newaygo

Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership and Start Garden partnering to host entrepreneurial support event in Newaygo County

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The Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership, powered by The Right Place, and Start Garden is excited to announce the upcoming Start Garden 100 and Pitch North Submission and Entrepreneurial Support Event. This dynamic event is designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the resources, support, and platform they need to bring their innovative ideas to life.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the region are invited to join leaders from The Right Place and Start Garden on June 11th from 11AM to 2PM at The Stream (1 State Road, Newaygo). Pre-registration is not required.

Attendees will enjoy:

  • Submission Assistance: Receive expert guidance on preparing applications for the Start Garden 100 competition and an opportunity to record video submissions with Start Garden staff.
  • Pitch Coaching: Participate in hands-on coaching sessions to refine pitches for the Pitch North or Start Garden 100 competitions, providing a chance to win funding and gain exposure.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, potential mentors, investors, and other partners to build valuable relationships and gain insights.

Start Garden 100 is a celebrated initiative that provides $100,000 in funding to 100 startups, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship across the region. Pitch North is an entrepreneurial pitch competition focused on empowering entrepreneurs in Newaygo, Oceana and Lake Counties by providing them with a platform to pitch their business ideas, gain exposure, and secure funding to turn their visions into reality.

Additional entrepreneurial support organizations, including the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, Muskegon Innovation Hub, River Country Chamber of Commerce, and SCORE will be on-site to share resources, grant opportunities, and more.

Entrepreneurs of all stages and industries are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this unique opportunity. Whether you have a fully developed business plan or just an idea, the Start Garden 100 and Pitch North Submission Event is designed to help you take the next step.