How to run a successful Kickstarter

In the past five years, Kickstarter has emerged as a legitimate source of funding for startups and entrepreneurs. While banks or traditional investors are likely going to want to see proof that there will be a large, worthwhile return on…

5×5 Night Follow Up: Melanie Koops of Werth Rack

The Werth Rack was the winner of 5x5 Night in November 2015. “The worst thing is that you could look back and say, ‘oh, I wish I had tried, at least I could know if it would have been successful…

Grand Valley Inaugural Hult Prize Competition

  Kathryn Christopher, Brittany Taylor and Briauna Taylor presented on behalf of Platform for Progress at GVSU’s first annual Hult Prize competition on Thursday, Dec. 10. The team won the campus competition by unanimous vote with their idea to utilize…

5×5 Night follow up: Ben Logan of Ben’s Buzz Box

Ben Logan was the winner of 5x5 Night in September 2015 It is no secret that the fate of the honey bee is tied closely with our own. One third of all the world’s food is dependent on pollination by…

5×5 Night follow up: Liz Bartlett of KNITit

Liz Bartlett was the winner of 5x5 Night in July 2015 “I believe that when I get to the next level and am vertically integrated and manufacturing,” says Liz Bartlett. “I can bring a lot of jobs, not just to…