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…

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…

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…

Latesha Lipscomb: August 5×5 Night Winner

For Latesha Lipscomb, winning 5x5 Night last month was a long time coming. “I wasn’t going to do it,” Lipscomb said. “I had done 5x5 twice in the past, and I had come really close to being able to present, but…

Unstoppable! A Day of Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs & Makers

    On March 26, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will host Unstoppable! A Day of Celebrating  Women Entrepreneurs & Makers. The event is a collaboration between the GRAM, Local First, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), Avenue for the Arts…

Design Briefs: Diversity in Tech

On Thursday evening, designers, entrepreneurs and community members will gather at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) to connect, share ideas and explore what it means for industries to be diverse for Design Breifs: Diversity in Tech. Kimberly Wolting heads the…