Spotlight: WINC advocates for women veterans post-military life

By Kayla Sosa Two women are heading up a consulting group that will educate employers on not just how to hire veterans, but how to retain them. Henrietta Hadley said many workplaces say they are “veteran friendly” but once they…

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…

The New Wave of Entrepreneurs

Student business plan competitions foster an array of diverse ideas with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Grand Valley's 2012 competition featured ventures such as an on-demand bike locker rental system (left), water purification invention (middle), and personalized air vent manufacturer (right). Diversifying…