Launched in 2014, SpringGR is an entrepreneurial training program located in Grand Rapids, MI. This program provides training, mentoring, and networking opportunities designed for aspiring entrepreneurs from neighborhoods of few entrepreneurial opportunities to develop a thriving business.
SpringGR by the Numbers
Total Graduates: 154 Businesses Started: 94 Businesses Operating: 59 Minority Owned Businesses: 82% Women Owned Businesses: 68% Men Owned Businesses: 32%
This 12-week program helps entrepreneurs clarify their business idea, identify their customers, learn the basics of running their own business, and work with a business coach who will walk alongside them as they begin to grow their business. Worth in excess of $2,500, entrepreneurs pay $100 to participate in the program.