Program Components

(1) 10-Week CO. STARTERS

Monday Nights: 6:00-9:00pm

February 11th-April 15th (Dinner will be provided)

(2) Showcase & Pitch Event:

Monday, April 29th, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Win money and in-kind support services.

All events will be held at the L. William Seidman Center on the downtown GVSU campus:

50 Front Ave SW. Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Parking passes will be provided at no cost.

For more information, or to register, please contact MVE-Lab Project Manager, Julie Cowie at

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What will you get?

New Skills

New business strategies that cover idea feasibility, product development, pricing, and how to get to market. Participants will learn best practices from GVSU faculty and staff, as well as successful veterans in the entrepreneurial space. 


Support Network

In addition to your cohort of military-connected individuals or spouses, you'll have the opportunity to learn from successful veteran-entrepreneurs, meet with potential investors, and shake hands with others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Grand Rapids. 


We hope that in just 3 months, you'll have a rich learning experience to help you get your business off the ground. Participants will have access to loans and grants provided by Grand Valley, meet potential funders/investors, and receive customized support from GVSU and other mentors. 

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