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Husband-and-Wife Team Inspire and Earn Votes to Win Hatch Detroit Contest

When Hamissi Mamba got up to speak at Hatch Detroit, defending his idea for a Detroit-based business and hoping to win $50,000 toward his entrepreneurial dreams, he spoke about food, family and freedom. Those are the three things that inspired his family’s desire to move to the United States, to work with Freedom House to […]

Hatch Detroit Business Competition Reveals Its Top 10 Semi-Finalists to win $50k

The 2017 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock has a new crop of sem-finalists competing to open the latest and greatest retail concept in the city. The Top 10, revealed in a special event Thursday, are competing for $50,000 from Comerica Bank and more than $200,000 in pro bono support from Hatch Detroit and […]

Hatch Detroit Awards Its $50k Prize to Meta Physica Massage & Sauna

It started with hundreds of candidates, thousands of votes and a grueling pitch sessions in front of Detroit business glitterati. But Hatch Detroit ended Friday night with Jenaveve Biernat winning $50,000 toward expanding her business, Meta Physica Massage & Sauna, in the 2016 competition. Biernat was among great contestants in the Hatch Detroit competition. All […]

Hatch Detroit Business Competition is Back for 2016 and Needs Your Votes

Imagine being a young, hungry entrepreneur again. You’re looking around for help, hoping that someone else sees the potential in your idea like you do. That is one of the many reasons why Hatch Detroit, sponsored by Comerica Bank and Opportunity Detroit, is such an essential competition. The competition, which recently announced its Top 10 […]

Ex-Pat Returns to Open Indoor Cycling Studio Thanks to Hatch Detroit

Amina Daniels left the glitz and glamour of New York City when she felt Detroit and its Midwest honesty, pride and raw beauty calling to her. The former expert in retail management and client services is taking her expertise at operating high-end stores and opening her own place in Detroit’s West Villages this fall. Daniels’ […]

Detroit Lions and Hatch Detroit Team Up with Venerable Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhood

Helping Detroit retailers open up their businesses has been one of the most public parts of Hatch Detroit. But helping longtime city-based companies improve their existing storefronts and gain public attention for their goods and services is an important part of Hatch’s work in and around Detroit. The Hatch Detroit Neighborhood Initiative focuses on improving […]

Detroit to Gain New Cycling Business Through Hatch Detroit Competition Winner

When Amina Daniels hurt her knee years ago, she started cycling as a way to exercise while respecting her body’s new limits. This former New Yorker knew that she had to keep moving to achieve her goals. Daniels and her business partner Jackie Palmer have moved that passion for fitness into another direction – they […]

Comerica Hatch Detroit Presents Its Top 10 Semi Finalists and Opens Voting

What happens when you take 10 committed business people, add in a dose of competition and sweeten the pot with a $50,000 prize? The answer, if you’re a fan of high-energy business competition, is the the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Opportunity Detroit. Now in its fifth year, the contest will begin its public […]

Entrepreneurs Wanted: Enter These Two Business Plan Contests Now

Feeling like you’ve got a mid-year slump and could use a pick-me-up project that also involves new financing? Then the Entrepreneur You Business Plan and Pitch Competition, an annual contest for Michigan-based female entrepreneurs is for you. Presented by Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF), the Entrepreneur You Business Plan and Pitch Competition is currently accepting applications. […]

Coming April 2015: Sister Pie Wins Hatch Prize and the Crowd’s Praise

Thanks to a lot of social-media hustle, a lot of votes and a dynamite presentation, Sister Pie is the winner of the 2014 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, presented by The Detroit Lions. According to its description, Sister Pie “aims to celebrate the seasons through pie and will use seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create sweet […]

Comerica Hatch Detroit Announces its Top Ten Finalists for its 2014 Contest

Small-business development, it could be argued, is going to be the difference between “old” Detroit and the new city that is emerging. That is one reason why we love the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. This week, the Top 10 semi-finalists ere announced today at Ford Field in Detroit. And the list has some exciting opportunities […]

Hatch Detroit, Comerica Bank and the Detroit Lions Want Your New Business Ideas

Get your business plans ready – the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest is back for its fourth year of creating great Detroit entrepreneurs. Applications are available starting June 1, contest organizers said, and the prizes are even more substantial this year for all those who make the “Final 10” as well as the ultimate winner. That […]