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5x5 Night - February

On the last Tuesday of each month, 5 presenters with 5 ideas have 5 minutes each to present 5 slides to 5 judges for the chance to win up to $5,000 in grant money-no strings attached. That's a lot of 5's, but we just call it 55.

There is no restriction on the type of idea you can submit, but it's important to remember this is about you moving an idea forward. You vote on the ideas that are presented at the event, and move them forward. You submit an idea, and explain a $5,000 step that will get it further into the world. You meet people who can help you move the idea forward.

Just having an idea is not enough. You are the one pushing it into existence, so be clear about what's needed for that next $5,000 step.

Presenting the ideas is only part of the night. Part two is when we all go to Reserve Wine Bar to find out the winner, have a glass of wine and talk about ideas. In fact, that part of the evening is the whole reason we put on the event.


Presentations happen at the GRAM Cook Auditorium. $5 at the door. After presentations, drinks, socializing and announcing the night's winner happen in the GRAM lobby. A cash bar will be available.


Idea People
Any individual. Any idea. Five applicants are chosen to present each month based on popular vote. You must be at least 18 years old and an individual (not an organization).

Any individual 18 years of age or older who has registered for

Judges are chosen by the event host, Pomegranate Studios. They are announced each month, a week before voting ends.


An idea is a seed. Sharing it is putting it in the ground. Hiding it is putting it in a drawer.

So, share your idea.

Need a little more help? We have a $5,000 grant. But that just makes things interesting. Most ideas don't go far with one person and a little cash. So, we bring a stage and people and wine together.

Ideas need other people.

That's why we do 55 Night. Please, join us.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
05:30 PM
08:30 PM


Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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