FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
START GARDEN FUNDS LIFE DOCUMENT STORAGE
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 10, 2013 -- Start Garden, the $15,000,000 seed fund that selects an individual idea each week based on endorsements from the public and the Start Garden team to receive a $5,000 investment, today announced LIfe Document Storage, a cloud-based database that guides users through critical documents their family will need following the user's death, and stores them for future reference.
The idea allows useres to store all their information their family would want and need to know in the event something were to happen to them, wills, trusts, key accounts, among others, and help guide them through that process. Bill Simpson, creator of LIfe Documetn Storage, will use the $5,000 from Start Garden to develop a comprehensive marketing campaign to reach and test interest with funeral directors as well as leaders in the financial, insurance and estate planning industries.
"Most people don't know what information their families will need in the event of their death or incapacitation. Life Document Storage will help solve that problem with our comprehensive database which will guide a person through the gathering, storage and transfer of that information when the time comes," said Bill Simpson, creator of Life Document Storage.
LIfe Document Storage was selected through the endorsement of the public and selection of the Start Garden team. The Start Garden management team accepts submissions through startgarden.com. Ideas with potential to become businesses can be submitted. Each week the Start Garden team selects an idea and the broader community on the website endorses another idea to receive $5,000. Start Garden can continue to invest up to $500,000 in a single idea. Learn more about submission criteria at startgarden.com/help/criteria.
The next round of $5,000 investments will be announced Thursday, October 17, after the noon deadline. The next Update Night is Thursday, October 24. Learn more about Start Garden events at startgarden.com/events.
About Start Garden
Start Garden is an unconventional venture capital fund that invests in over a hundred ideas a year in small increments. The program brings financial, intellectual and social capital to ideas at the earliest stage by connecting them to the resources of an entire region. Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it is founded by Rick Devos who's past projects included ArtPrize, 5x5 Night, Momentum and Spout.com
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