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Connect The Dots: A Statewide Pitch Competition

January 13, 2016 @ 5:30 PM

#5x5Takeover: Who has a creative idea to bring our state together?

Michigan House is a place to see, hear, breathe, taste and feel the story unfolding in this great state. Rather than a map of large dots and small, Michigan House shows off a landscape of interconnected and collaborative locales.

On January 13, 2016, Start Garden & 5×5 Night team up with Michigan House host a pitch competition in Detroit during the Detroit Auto Show, centered on finding more creative ways to make the connections between the dots all the more real.

We want to hear your ideas for:
• Hospitality programs that span cities
• Lowering barriers to hop around the state for a night on the town
• Soft-landings for businesses to make new connections in other cities
• Statewide music, film or art festivals

And whatever other creative schemes you can dream up to motivate our cities to fully embrace the important business of working and playing together.

At Connect The Dots: A Pitch Competition, the community will vote on their five favorite ideas. The five creators with the most votes will have five minutes each to sum up their ideas. Five judges from the community will then pick one idea to receive five thousand dollars to help make the idea a reality.

It’s important to remember this is about moving an idea forward. The community votes on the ideas that will be presented at the event. The selected presenters explain a $5,000 step that will move the idea forward, and will meet people who can help.

Interested in pitching your idea? Visit http://5x5night.com for submissions.

Interested in attending the event? Join us on January 13th in Detroit to see who is making Michigan a great place to live!


January 13, 2016
5:30 PM


Michigan House


Michigan House
40 Pearl
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States