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Advisor Hours - Feb 5th

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.


Attorney and Chief A$$kicker, McGarry Bair
All things about protecting ideas (patents, trademarks, copyright)



Attorney, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
Nick is a business and trusts lawyer at Smith Haughey during the day, lean startup instructor at Hope College at night. He is able to assist with contract negotiation, drafting and review, entity formation, and general business operations; he is also fluent in Lean Canvas.


Manager, Corporate Strategy, Steelcase Inc.
I have led or been a part of several start-ups within Steelcase and have significant experience in developing new business models.  I led the overall strategy development for three emerging markets on three continents, which interestingly has a lot in common with start-ups saddled with minimal resources.


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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