Resources

  • Atomic Object

    Technology

    Atomic Object is a team of makers who can help you bring your idea to life—from planning to implementation. We're a potent combination of business smarts, technical know-how, and first-class visual design skills. Atomic's designers and developers are generalists—mastering many languages, platforms, and practices so they can choose the best one for each task. This breadth also helps us bring together different technologies, so we're particularly well-suited to projects crossing multiple platforms. Imagining a wearable device that talks to a mobile app and stores data in the cloud? We can do that—all in house, from planning to software development to deployment.

    Atomic Object
  • AUXILIARY

    Marketing

    AUXILIARY Advertising & Design develops distinctive branding and marketing communications for clients large and small. We are a hard-working, like-minded (yet diverse) group of talented folks driven by the desire to have fun while making a living creating cool, purposeful stuff.

    AUXILIARY
  • BDO

    Accounting

    BDO’s Grand Rapids office has been in business for over 95 years and is the largest accounting professional service firm in West Michigan. We provide audit, tax and advisory services to companies in a range of industries including manufacturing & distribution, education, real estate, management companies, governments, service, financial institutions, insurance, and health care.

    BDO
  • Burch Partners

    Marketing

    Established in 2013, Burch Partners is among the fastest-growing strategic communications agencies in the Midwest. With a team of national-caliber professionals who posses more than 40 years of cumulative experience, we have advising and executing communications campaigns on behalf of some of the most recognizable brands in the world. Comprising a diversity of industries, including arts and culture, technology, B2B, professional services, consumer packaged goods and many others. As a result, we have built specific experience working alongside startups, venture capital funds, small business incubators and emerging products, representing a growing list of national and emerging brands.

    Burch Partners
  • Cascade Engineering

    Engineering

    Cascade Engineering, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a manufacturer comprised of eleven strategic business units serving a wide diversity of markets including automotive, commercial truck & bus, solid waste & recycling, furniture, material handling,renewable energy and consulting services. As one of the largest certified “B” corporations in the world Cascade Engineering is a nationally recognized proponent of sustainable business practices that emphasize the key role business can play in building financial, social and environmental capital.

    Cascade Engineering
  • Collective Idea

    Technology

    Collective Idea builds custom software solutions and helps companies big and small navigate the software world. We’ve helped teams from the smallest startups to the largest companies build novel and effective solutions. We are a small, agile software-development team driven to find solutions beyond code. Our code is great, and we’ll never denigrate it, but we understand code is a tactic toward a solution rather than a solution in itself. End result: we make our clients more productive and their processes more efficient.

    Collective Idea
  • Disher Design & Development

    Engineering

    Disher Design & Development is a fully integrated product development and consulting firm in West and East Michigan. Our team of over 100 design and engineering experts partner with organizations to help their products look good and work well. Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, suppliers and independent inventors successfully discover, design, engineer and manufacture high impact products. We provide a breadth of solutions with deep expertise in many markets including automotive, office furniture, alternative energy, consumer and medical products.

    Disher Design & Development
  • Magnum Engineering

    Engineering

    Magnum Engineering provides a unique prospective to challenging engineering problems. Our core is electronic and mechanical design. More specifically we can help Seamless teams through design, prototyping and production of their product. Magnum brings an expertise to the product development cycle that is world class. Hardware design is extremely complex and confusing, we make the process simple and straight forward. Electronics Design, Electronics Manufacturing, New product development, Prototyping, Testing, Programming, Mechanical Design, Mechanical Assembly

    Magnum Engineering
  • McGarry Bair

    Legal

    At McGarry Bair, we offer our clients and our colleagues our sincere respect. We believe that we beat our competition hands down when it comes to IP services because we work faster, better and more efficiently to give you a better client experience. We value flexibility, honesty, diversity and fun. And we’ll understand if you need to see it to believe it. Our people and their experience, both in law and in life, are what truly set us apart.

    McGarry Bair
  • Mighty in the Midwest

    Technology

    Mighty is a hard-working web and mobile design and development company. We elegantly and efficiently plan, design, and develop user interfaces, user experiences, content, and content management systems for web, mobile, and iOS applications. We are small and our clients like that. But, with fourteen people, we're not too small. We work with large companies, small companies, and startups across the country from our office in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.

    Mighty in the Midwest
  • Miller Johnson

    Legal

    Miller Johnson was founded in 1959 and with more than 90 attorneys we have grown to one of the largest law firms in West Michigan. Committed to excellence in service to our business, institutional and individual clients, we work in partnership with our clients to promote their success by providing innovative, solution-oriented, cost-effective services to meet all our clients' legal needs.

    Miller Johnson
  • OST

    Technology

    Founded in 1997, OST is an award-winning $160 million information technology consulting company. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, OST also maintains offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan and London, England. In addition to infrastructure services and products OST offers security services, custom application development, managed services, business advisory and recruiting services with an emphasis on serving the healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and finance industries.  This is all wrapped in a friendly, flexible, people-centered culture.  Since 2003, the company has grown revenue at a compounded rate of over 30% annually.  OST’s has been recognized in INC. magazine’s 5,000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for seven consecutive years, CRN’s Tech Elite 250 since 2007, a National Best & Brightest Company to Work For in 2014 and on the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2009.  

    OST
  • People Design

    Marketing

    In today's changing landscape, all organizations must find new ways to innovate to better connect with their customers. In order to achieve this connection, tomorrow’s leaders need a new approach to achieve greater focus, create new systems for alignment, and better enable teams to act. Peopledesign is a leader in design-led innovation – an emerging field which leverages creative and business thinking for holistic problem solving. Better insights will increase the likelihood of success. Some of the best and often overlooked insights come from the people you seek to serve.

    People Design
  • SpinDance

    Engineering, Technology

    SpinDance designs and develops fully integrated, custom software systems that bring products to life with elegant, compelling user experiences. Our passion for crafting the highest quality solution, combined with our big-picture, human-centered systems approach, results in innovative products that just work. We can help you take your product from ideation to production entirely in-house, from planning to hardware design, to embedded, cloud, web, and mobile applications, to verification and managed hosting – and everything in-between. Our highly skilled team is motivated, nimble, easy to work with, and above all, dedicated to your success.

    SpinDance
  • Thoughtful

    Design

    Thoughtfull is a design strategy and innovation consultancy co-located in Auckland, New Zealand and Grand Rapids, Michigan. We guide organizations to identify compelling customer problems, convert them into business strategy, then make strategy into reality through rapid prototyping and user testing. Ultimately, we support companies to grow by way of delivering exceptional end-to-end customer and brand experiences.

    Thoughtful
  • Universal Mind

    Technology

    Universal Mind exists to ensure you get the most out of digital technology. Technical innovation drives successful engagements, and those engagements inform the work we do. We are technologists, visual designers, business strategists, and above all, innovators. We have spent more than a decade creating leading-edge digital solutions and use that experience to create a unified, elegant solution that meets your strategies and puts your users first.

    Universal Mind
  • Visualhero

    Design

    Visualhero is a design studio that makes thoughts and things. Thoughts are collaborations in the form of workshops, research and visual stories that give brands, businesses or organizations the confidence to move forward. Things include, but will never be limited to, brands, visual communication, web and device interfaces, applications and in-the-flesh experiences that delight users.

    Visualhero