(Email and RSS readers may have to click here to watch video)

I love what Rick DeVos is doing at Start Garden in Grand Rapids. Basically Rick has put together a $15 million dollar fund that invests $5,000 in two business ideas every week. One is chosen by Start Garden and the other is the one with the most endorsements from the general public.

Each $5,000 idea has about two months to do something constructive with the investment. Then they return to give an update at a public event, where a decision is made about whether to invest a further $20,000 in the business. If that goes well, then further investments of up to $100,000 are possible! And all this comes with advice and guidance from experienced business leaders.

A friend of mine has managed to get to the second stage with his G-RAPS idea. This would never have made it to market without Rik’s investment and encouragement. Wouldn’t it be great to see more wealthy business leaders not just multiplying their own “talents,” but helping others to do the same (Matthew 25:14-30).

  • http://www.blessedbuilder.blogspot.com Kathy Schwanke

    I just want to thank you for all the inspiring, encouraging, and teaching links and thoughts that you provide. I really appreciate your heart for the Lord and His people. It is clear you work hard for the Kingdom. Thank you. I have passed on many of your emails and encouraged others to subscribe.

    God bless you!

    • http://headhearthand.org/blog/ David Murray

      Thanks Kathy, that’s very kind and encouraging. God bless you too.