0 comments on “Spotlight: A Q&A with Calvin’s Lawn Care”

Spotlight: A Q&A with Calvin’s Lawn Care

By Kayla Sosa Calvin Pimpleton is a 16-year-old student at Innovation Central High School with a passion for business. Last winter, he saw a need in his neighborhood for shoveling services and he wanted a little extra cash in his…

0 comments on “Five entrepreneurs win prize money at first MVE Pitch Competition”

Five entrepreneurs win prize money at first MVE Pitch Competition

By Kayla Sosa   Five entrepreneurs with military background or connection took home prize money at the first showcase and final pitch competition for the Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur Lab. Produced through the Grand Valley State University Center for Entrepreneurship and…

0 comments on “Spotlight: Immersive Language Learning”

Spotlight: Immersive Language Learning

By Kayla Sosa After being immersed into the Portuguese language studying abroad in Brazil, Grand Valley State University student Olivia Seaver was trying to think of ways she could keep up with learning and retaining languages once she came back…

0 comments on “Malamiah Juice Bar, Royal Jelly Foods take home funds in Business Bootcamp Pitch Competition”

Malamiah Juice Bar, Royal Jelly Foods take home funds in Business Bootcamp Pitch Competition

By Kayla Sosa In September, owners of Malamiah Juice Bar and Royal Jelly Foods participated in the Grand Rapids Business Boot Camp Pitch Competition. This endeavor is lead by Michigan Good Food Fund, a “thirty million dollar loan fund created to provide…

0 comments on “Q&A with Start Garden Community Relations Officer Laurie Supinski”

Q&A with Start Garden Community Relations Officer Laurie Supinski

Since 2012, Start Garden has played a large role in Grand Rapids' entrepreneurship ecosystem by giving entrepreneurs a stage to present their ideas to the community while they compete for the opportunity to win $5,000. Neu spoke with Start Garden…

0 comments on “Entrepreneur Zoe Bruyn stirs things up”

Entrepreneur Zoe Bruyn stirs things up

It’s no secret that there are limited employment opportunities for individuals with special needs. In a 2015 survey conducted by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), 57 percent of respondents with Down syndrome reported working paid…