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Final “Hatching” Competition part of LAUNCHED Tonight

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December 11, 2014

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Final “Hatching” Competition part of LAUNCHED Tonight

New business venture will receive $10,000, prize package

LANSING, MI- Tonight’s LAUNCHED Celebration of Entrepreneurship will feature The Hatching final pitch competition in which one of the 2014 winning business ideas will walk away with a $10,000 cash award. Each of the 9 competitors have successfully pitched and won a $1,000 cash award and prize package which features legal services provided by Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting P.C., a promotional pitch video produced by Michigan Creative, 6 months free co-working space at the NEO Center, initial accounting support provided by Maner Costerisan, and market study resources provided by Deep Blue Insights. 

“The whole Hatching team is excited to make this connection with the LAUNCHED event again this year,” said Paul Jaques, Director of Student and Community Engagement at Spartan Innovations. “Every month, both the presenters and the audience create a stronger community for supporting success and failure, making the Lansing area a great place to launch a startup.”

Tonight’s competitors include presentations from:

  • Global Alliance of Independent Auditors (GAIA), a web site and series of applications to provide solutions to help auditors who have specific qualifications, proven skills, and competencies find assignments from their customers;
  • Go Green Trikes, a green freight delivery service that uses heavy duty electric assist tricycles that are equipped to navigate through traffic more easily than a standard truck.
  • Jurymind, a smart phone application that potential members of a jury can use to receive proactive reminders and instructions for their jury duty service;
  • Maizena, an advancement on 3D printing technology using corn starch, a biodegradable substance;
  • Mini Maker Space, a retail maker space geared towards the region’s youth.
  • OneSound, an application for users to request and vote on playlist songs at social events;
  • Swaddle-mi-bili, now TheraB, is a wearable product to help prevent infant jaundice;
  • Thughts, is a web and mobile application that allows a group of people to contribute towards a gift for a mutual friend on special occasions;
  • Winner’s Catalog, a service that places a “selfie” on a t-shirt for the consumer to wear;

“As a lead sponsor of the LAUNCHED event, LEAP is excited to see The Hatching finals take place amongst a packed-room of supporters,” Bob Trezise, President and CEO of LEAP. “The entrepreneur ecosystem is working to connect dots for these startups locally and to the world market place.”

The Hatching monthly competition will begin again in January and each month moving forward, the last Thursday of the month at Dublin Square in East Lansing. Find out more at


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