1. $5,000, an idea

    The type of idea we’re looking for is an idea that could, potentially, grow into an international business.

    Each week we invest $5,000 into a new idea. You’re encouraged to get visitors to the website to endorse your idea. We don’t consider ourselves experts in anything, so endorsements help us decide what to fund.

    Submit your idea See Our Rules See the $5K Contract
  2. $20,000, a project.

    Each $5,000 idea has about two months to do something interesting. Then you must return in person to give an update at a public event called Update Night.

    Your update informs the Start Garden team if your project is ready for $20,000.

    Come to the next Update Night Think you should start here?
  3. $50,000 - $500,000 a startup.

    The Start Garden team watches the projects closely, and decides whether or not to extend investment. Our approach is to invest enough to prove out the next step.

    At this level, we work closely with our investments to help identify new business models and develop their people and networks.

    More on higher investment levels

Endorse an idea we should invest $5,000 this week.

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