Apr 27th, 2012 - Local News
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — West Michigan entrepreneur Rick DeVos is starting a venture capital fund that will invest $5,000 in two ideas each week and is backed by $15 million from his family.
Details of the fund were announced Thursday. Ideas will be submitted online. The Start Garden team will pick one recipient and the public will pick the other.
Projects can ultimately get as much as $500,000 in incremental investments.
The fund is the latest endeavor from Pomegranate Studios, which was founded by DeVos. The organization is behind the ArtPrize and 5x5 Night competitions.
DeVos is the grandson of multibillionaire Rich DeVos, a co-founder of direct-sales giant Amway Corp., and son of Dick DeVos, a former Amway president who unsuccessfully ran for Michigan governor as the GOP nominee in 2006.
Apr 17th, 2014 - Local News
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Police say a 23-year-old man has been fatally shot at a Kalamazoo sports bar.
Kalamazoo Public Safety says officers responded about 1:30 a.m. Thursday to Wayside West afte...
Apr 16th, 2014 - Local News
PLAINWELL, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead following a crash involving a wrong-way driver on an Allegan County roadway after sheriff's deputies tried to stop the motorist.
Apr 17th, 2014 - State News
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood is to be honored by thousands o...
Apr 16th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation designed to speed up adoptions.
One bill shortens to three months from six months the time needed for finalizing the adoption of a ch...
Apr 17th, 2014 - National News
— A federal judge has overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland on Wedne...
Apr 16th, 2014 - National News
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that happened before its 2009 bankruptcy.
The automaker's strategy is in ...
Apr 17th, 2014 - International News
MOSCOW (AP) — Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine, saying he's hopeful there will be a political and diplomatic solution to the crisis.
Putin is denying that Rus...
Apr 16th, 2014 - International News
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two people are confirmed dead, but officials in South Korea fear the death toll could get much higher following the sinking of a ferry off the southern coast.
Apr 17th, 2014 - Sports News
DETROIT (AP) — Yan Gomes hit a two-run triple, Zach McAllister allowed a run and four hits in six innings and the Cleveland Indians held on for a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. ...
Apr 16th, 2014 - Sports News
(AP) — Michigan State forward Branden Dawson is staying for his senior season.
The school announced Dawson's decision Tuesday.
He averaged a career-high 11.2 points last season. The 6-foot-6 ...
Apr 8th, 2014 - Health News
LONDON (AP) — Doctors in London researching spinal cord injuries say they've had success using an experimental treatment on four patients now.
They've gotten them to stand and move their legs by ...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...