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Lunch and Learn Start Garden Idea to Shelf

1/25/2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


You eat lunch. We eat lunch. Lets eat lunch together and hear from some of our regions experts while they talk about their experience, advice, and lessons from their profession.


Join us for Lunch & Learns every Friday from 11:30am to 1pm at our space located at 50 Louis NW (first floor). Speakers and topics will change weekly. Keep an eye out in your inbox for Lunch & Learn surveys or feel free to email your suggestions for topics and speakers to If you haven't already, sign up for our mailing list.

20 available spots | FREE for members | $5 for non-members.

BRING YOUR LUNCH! We are 'brown-bagging' it up... old school-style. Don't forget your snack-pack.


Idea to Shelf, "Fake it till you make it."

Exploring ideas on taking products from their idea form, to prototype, and eventually landing them on the shelf where the market takes over. Perfection is something you'll chase forever but you can never perfect something people have never purchased. Fake it till you make it.


Benjamin Gott, Start Garden

Ben is a bit of a renaissance man. His past in web development turned him into an entrepreneur focusing on creative design. Ben’s projects include Boxed Water Is Better,, THE BRILLIANCE, the clothing line BENJAMINEDGAR, and an assortment of small experimental projects. His work has a theme of understated elegance combined with design that both reflect his personality and way of thinking. As Start Garden’s Entrepreneur in Residence, he brings his acute sensibility to find things the world wasn’t aware it was missing. You can find Ben most nights cycling around downtown Grand Rapids grabbing drinks with friends.

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