GRAND RAPIDS — Food, technology and recycling startups were among the 10 winners to receive individual $20,000 awards at this year’s 100 competition hosted by Grand Rapids-based business incubator Start Garden LLC.

Start Garden officials say this year’s event was competitive after more than 650 entrepreneurs submitted ideas to be selected for funding. In August, the organization selected 100 finalists as part of the first phase that distributed $1,000 each to the top 100 businesses.

Start Garden’s Demo Day on Wednesday, held at GLC Live at 20 Monroe, narrowed those down to 10 winners who each received $20,000.

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