Startups In Your Backyard

  • 21 Oct 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • McFadden's Restaurant
  • 43


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Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Networking: 5:00 pm
Presentation: 6:00 pm
After-party: 7:00 pm
Location: McFadden’s – 3rd Floor
Parking: Nearby street parking meters, paid lots, and bus stops.

Event Summary

aimWest's September Diversity Panel was hot (and not because of the weather), and we've just started our great 2015/16 season lineup! Our October 21, 2015 networking and educational event will be an exciting, fast-paced look into the vibrant West Michigan startup community. Several local startups will step onto the aimWest stage and blow our minds with how they're disrupting the market, the new technologies they're developing, and the things they are doing that are just plain cool. Each startup will have 5 minutes to tell you their story. No prizes. No format. No judges. Just 5 minutes (and a bunch of networking before and after they take the stage, of course) to tell you about some of the game-changing ideas they're developing, building and selling right here in your backyard (and to see if you can’t help out in some kind of way).

This is just some of our Startup lineup:
Programax founder Jason Mejeur
One Bowl founder Justin Herd
KnitIT founder Liz Bartlett
Underbite Games founder Cory Heald
Fathom founder Matt Gira
Project Technique founder Chris Jackson
Roominga founder Amy Norris 
Terrific Turnaround founder Nick Davidson
Morpheus Automatic Scheduler founder Ben Schipper

Moderator: Seth Getz

Per aimWest tradition, the networking will start promptly at 5:01 p.m., the startups will take over the stage at 6 p.m., and there will be more great networking and conversation when they finish at 7 p.m.

Our events are popular and well attended by sales, marketing, IT, operations, management, HR, product development, and other professionals from the smallest to the biggest former startups in West Michigan. Register early!

Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Event Sponsor

Please contact Tim VanderMel at if you would like to sponsor this event.

Annual Sponsors

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Interested in sponsoring this aimWest event? See our Sponsor Page for more information or contact Tim VanderMel, Sponsorship Chair, at 616-259-4625 or

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