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Rick DeVos

Founder and CEO, Start Garden

Rick DeVos, Founder, Start Garden/Seamless; CEO, SG FundRick DeVos is an entrepreneur, investor, and founder and CEO of Start Garden—a venture seed fund that invests in early stage companies and strives to build Michigan’s startup ecosystem. In 2009, he created ArtPrize, a simple social experiment designed to see if artists and the public could engage each other in a new way.

DeVos graduated from Calvin College in 2004. He serves on the Board of Directors for ArtPrize, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Economic Club, and University of Michigan’s Center for Entrepreneurship.