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Startup Weekend in GR a frenzy for entrepreneurs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- For hopeful entrepreneurs, it's a 54-hour frenzy.

Emerge West Michigan's Startup Weekend is happening right now in Grand Rapids.

It started Friday night at Kendall College of Art and Design.

Participants first pitch an idea for a startup. They only have until Sunday night to build a team and create a presentation they'll give to a panel of judges.

Organizers say there have been several success stories, including one company that's now worth millions.

"They actually got valuated for over $5 million; that was one of West Michigan's biggest success stories," said organizer Sam Ging.

"It's fun, it stretches your brain a little bit, and people come back, over and over," said organizer Jon Moroney. "The event keeps getting bigger."

Anyone interested can watch the final pitches. Those start at Kendall on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.


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