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Start Garden to host update forum, presenters to answer investor questions

Investors and the community at large will get a chance to hear entrepreneurs talk about where they're at and where they're going.

/Courtesy of Start Garden

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Location and hours

50 Louis NW

Doors and bar open at 5 p.m.

Presentations begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7:30 p.m.


/Courtesy of Start Garden

/Courtesy of Start Garden

On December 19 from 5-7:30 p.m. Start Garden will host its Update Night where past awarded participants will give a presentation on what they've done just 60-90 days after receiving the award and how they're coming on the implementation of their business plan.

Once a month on the fourth Thursday (third Thursday this month due to the holidays), Start Garden hosts Update Nights that feature four $5,000 and two $20,000 presenters.

Presenters will have the opportunity to explain if their idea or product is proving successful or not. If significant progress is worth noting then the entrepreneurs can make an argument for why they should receive additional investment capital.

The event is part of the larger Start Garden schema which involves individuals pitching an idea online, with those chosen making a case in person before an audience of investors and then moving forward with the business plan. Upon revisiting the initial plan, some questions will be asked of participants regarding initial hypothesis and experimentation, knowledge learned throughout the process and what comes next.

Start Garden is a venture capital fund initiated by Rick DeVos' Pomegranate Studios in 2012. Each week, Start Garden invests $5000 in a new idea.

5K presenters this month:

20K presenters this month:

The event is free and open to the public.

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