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The Hatching Pitch Competition Returns to an In-Person Event

Pure Lansing
May 4, 2022 5:00 PM

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What:       The Hatching Pitch Competition   

When:      Thursday, May 5, 2022  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.   

Where:     Allen Neighborhood Center 1611 E Kalamazoo St Lansing, MI 48912  

Details:     The Hatching is the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) business pitch competition open to entrepreneurs in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties. The Hatching aim is to create an inspiring entrepreneurship environment for a more innovative region. Participants can win a first-place prize of $2,000 or runner-up prize of $1,000 and are connected to a network of local resource providers and individuals dedicated to helping aspiring entrepreneurs succeed.  

                  Seven entrepreneurs will pitch ideas at Thursday's event, which will offer both creativcollaborations and catering from Allen Neighborhood Center Incubator Kitchen businesses— including Tantay, Michigan Made Treats, and GoGi 2. In addition to the competition, venture sponsor Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will announce the statewide launch of Startup Space— a platform built to support entrepreneurs.  


About LEAP
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders partnering to build a stronger community for all--working every day to grow, retain and attract business to the Lansing region. 

About The Hatching
The Hatching is a regularly occurring business pitch competition founded by LEAP, established as part of a community wide effort to support local entrepreneurs. Participants submit business and product ideas through the Hatching’s online portal, where the public subsequently votes forward the ideas that will be pitched in front of a live audience and panel of judges.

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