GRAND RAPIDS – After taking a year off, Start Garden is bringing back a business pitch competition that awards $1,000 to 100 contestants and $20,000 to 10 finalists.

The Start Garden 100 begins accepting pitches from entrepreneurs who are asked to submit a 90-second video describing their idea. Start Garden will accept entries through July 26.

Judges will select 100 entrepreneurs who will receive $1,000 to pursue their idea over two months and present at a Demo Day competition on Oct. 2. Ten winners chosen that day will then get $20,000 to support their business. Start Garden also will award $5,000 to a high school student or team.

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