TEDx Grand Rapids 2015

This year, four of the Green Cup Design group attended TEDx.  It was a great experience, with tons of take aways.  The theme, “Constant Change”, brought forth varied and insightful talks from gender issues to the science of sleep.  I personally felt there was a lot to take away, and I asked the team for their thoughts, too. Read more

Green Cup Design Sponsors Weekend Blitz

We love being active in the Grand Rapids community.  Each year we participate in GiveCamp and Weekend Blitz, sister events put on by the West Michigan AIGA.  These events directly benefit nonprofits who may not be able to afford the tools they deserve – things like branding, an updated website, and easy to use databases organizing donor and volunteer information.

Our founder started her entrepreneurial career by starting her own nonprofit.  She understands the difficulties they face, and still has a soft spot for any nonprofit, always discounting services for them.  This year we decided to get even more involved in supporting local organizations by sponsoring Weekend Blitz.  We’ll also be participating on the Michigan Blood team, helping to design a new marketing campaign to get millennials involved in donating blood and plasma.  We are so excited to have even greater involvement in such amazing events, and plan to keep it up.

AMA SEO Smackdown

This week we had the pleasure of attending the AMA SEO Smackdown.  A luncheon panel decorated with Rock’em Sock’em Robots, we were ready to get down to the grit of what Search Engine Optimization looks like in 2015.  Since I started working on the web in 2010, a lot has changed, and (as we hear over and over), content is king.  The panel reinforced our white hat tactics, and we’d like to share them with you.  Read more

Grand Rapids StartUp Weekend 2015

Every year I attend StartUp Weekend in Grand Rapids.  This year, I was excited to participate as photographer for the event.  Not only did I get to meet some amazing people and help out some teams, I documented the entire event to show just how hard everyone worked.  It was great to get jamming on some great ideas and forget about the cold, if only for a weekend.  Read more

Veronica to give talk at GVSU’s New Orleans Week

This January, Green Cup Design founder Veronica Kirin will give a talk entitled “Recovery, Arts, and Entrepreneurship in Post-Katrina New Orleans” at Grand Valley State University for New Orleans week.  The talk will feature her experience both during the hurricane recovery as well as the boom of startup growth New Orleans has seen since the storm.

The talk will take place on January 15th at 11am in the new Mary Idema Pew Library in Allendale, in the lower events room.  It is free and open to the public.