GR Current is the leading business incubator for emerging technologies in West Michigan.


We provide the space, tools, capital, and connections to help evolve startups into stand-alone businesses. Our objective? Economic growth, technological creativity, and a new fleet of strong entrepreneurs.


GR Current Provides


 Our offices at 234 Division and the 5th floor of the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences  offer space at the heart of the city,  state-of-the-art tools, and a place to foster your entrepreneurial dreams.   


 With access to millions of dollars in funding, we connect startups with the capital they need to become a viable business. Whether it's a microloan or six full figures, we can put it within your reach.



Connecting with the right people is invaluable. GR Current's staff members are dedicated mentors making powerful introductions that will change the course of your business and its future. 

Featured on The Flow


An $850,000 investment will help Grand Rapids-based Tetra Discovery Partners LLC move into clinical trials next year for a drug under development to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

The “soul” of Emerge is its growing network of partner organizations. They are committed to guiding you in the right direction and will link you with other vital resources to help ensure long-term success.

“Human-centered design” is often thrown around as the next business trend for the American medical device market, but what does it mean to do human-centered design in a completely different cultural context?

In the back corner of the GR Current offices, resides a tech startup with a global vision on the burgeoning online real estate scene. 


Local Events


From 11:30AM - 1:30PM, participating co-working spaces will have their doors open to anyone interested in learning more about our city's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Crawl from space to space, sampling treats from local vendors, entering to win prizes, and learning  about downtown resources. 

No fee to attend | Just register | #cocrawl

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

The Premier Michigan Event for Innovators

Join us November 5–6 in downtown Detroit as semi-final and finalist companies compete for top honors and a $1,000,000 purse.

Neo Urbanism

Urbanism is generally associated with the structures behind cities. When we tackle topics associated with urbanism, we often find ourselves navigating so many perspectives that the conversations end in esoteric café-chats. The problems and solutions associated with these ideas are waiting to be dealt with politically, economically and culturally. Undeniably, there seems to be an insurgence of young and old, local, collaborative, urbanites fighting to help construct a shared human habitat.

SYNCHRONIC will pool together some of the minds that induce local action—with a treat from Austin, Texas.