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March 19, 2013

Advisor Hours - March19th

Advisor Hours are open for anybody in the Start Garden ecosystem working on a project. Experts in various fields are available for 30 minute sessions to help you answer specific questions relating to their expertise.

Free to members & Start Garden funded projects | $5 to non-members

Arrive the day of and sign up for a timeslot.


Patrick Foley 
President, Patrick Foley Consulting LLC

Patrick recently left Microsoft to return to consulting, where he helps organizations solve business problems using technology. He has more than twenty years of experience in software development, systems architecture, and business process modeling. Patrick was cohost of the popular Startup Success Podcast and has worked with hundreds of successful software companies of all sizes.


Founder/Partner, The Business Law Group

General business legal issues (contracts, formation, development, etc.).




Business Development & Recruiting, NewNorth Center

NewNorth Center is a non-profit, hybrid education and business institution. Our portfolio features design-centric, post-graduate business programs formulated expressly to bring increased value to local, regional and national companies and organizations. Specifically, my past experiences include entrepreneurial start-ups, small business ownership and corporate management. Through these experiences, I believe I can offer entrepreneurs pertinent critique and insight to best practices.


Veronica  Kirin 
Web Designer, Kirin Design

Veronica is the owner of Kirin Design, a web design company specifically geared to start-ups.  She works with WordPress for development, has two years experience as Director of Content Development at an internet marketing company, and two years experience as Executive Director of a nonprofit.  She is happy to work with you on your website development, marketing, and/or brainstorm ideas for your logo and launch

Brian Murphy
Co-Founder, Grand Rapids Online Marketing

I have over 5 years in digital marketing and can answer questions on social media, SEO/PPC, website development, online local marketing and just about anything else!

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