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


Friday 2/1

5:00 Check in Open, dinner

5:30 Kick off

6:00 30 Second pitches

7:00 Form Teams

7:30 BMC Talk

8:00 Work session

10:00 Close


Saturday 2/2

9:30am Open (Breakfast)

10:00 Validation talk

10:30 Work session

12:00 Pitch Deck Talk

12:30 Lunch

12:30 Work Session

2:00 Pitch Practice

3:00 Pitch Decks Due

3:30 3-Min Pitches

4:45 Awards & Close