M West Challenge

West Michigan's regional business plan competition.

Welcome to the 2016 MWest Challenge, a student venture competition designed to create cross collaboration between students that span across several universities from West Michigan. Through MWest, entrepreneurially minded students are able to develop and grow new ventures based on their own ideas. MWest involves eight West Michigan colleges and universities, representing 75,000 students from: Grand Valley State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, Davenport University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kuyper College, and Hope College.

MWest JumpStart Weekend

Click the button below to signup, or view the event schedule below:


Kendall College of Art and Design

17 Fountain St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI

FREE PARKING @ St. Mark's Church



JumpStart event has been canceled for Friday Feb 1

The event will continue as planned on Saturday Feb 2 starting at 9:00 am  

And will take place at Kendall College of Art & Design (17 Fountain St. NW) 

Saturday 2/2

9:00am Open (Breakfast)

9:30 Kick Off & 30 Sec. Pitch

10:00 Form Teams

10:15 BMC Talk & Work

11:45 Validation Exercise

12:15 Lunch

12:30 Pitch Deck Talk (Demo)

1:00 Work Session/Mentoring

3:00 Pitch Decks Due

3:30 3-Min Pitches

4:45 Awards and close