wins $20,000 at start-up contest

The chatbot company was one of 10 winners to receive funding from Start Garden.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., –, a company that provides intuitive chatbot
sales and payment platforms to lawn care companies has won $20,000 of funding from the local start-up incubator Start Garden (located in Grand Rapids, Michigan) . Before the winners were announced, the 100 finalists presented their ideas in a public event. They included 28 tech-related ideas, 27 products, 18

services, 15 food-related ideas, seven social impact initiatives and and five retail ideas. They were among more than 800 people, the bulk of them from Michigan, who pitched business plans, inventions or ideas to the competition. Each category had knowledge experts as judges and out of the 100 finalists, Lawnbot was one of 10 winners taking home $20,000 to continue developing its business further., is an instant sale generator in an instant-messaging format that is white labeled to fit any company and its set of services that it sells. The application uses proprietary technology to measure the square footage of a lawn in real time, recommend a custom treatment plan and provide a quote for services. “We understand that people are busy,” founder Kendall Hines said. “And we wanted to make purchasing lawn care simple and frictionless for our rapidly expanding customer base.” The web chat application can be accessed 24/7, allowing customers to get quotes on their time and at their own pace.

“Lawnbot makes it quick, secure and painless for people and lawn care companies to do business, within a simple 2 minute chat conversation,” Hines said. “In an industry that tends to be on the laggard side of things, Lawnbot’s mission is to allow consumers to buy lawn care like they would on amazon..instantly.”

Hines plans to use the $20,000 to continue acquiring clients via digital marketing and industry trade shows.
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