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Orindi Ventures pitches winning business idea at The Hatching

Tuesday, April 05, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
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The Lansing Economic Area Partnership(LEAP) and Spartan Innovations hosted The Hatching, the monthly business pitch competition event on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Dublin Square in East Lansing. Local entrepreneurs and supporters attended the event to cheer on the next big idea they’d like to see hatch in Lansing.

The winning idea, Altaire came from Jordan Vanderham of Orindi Ventures. The Altaire (alt-air) is a low profile and passive mask that allows the user to breathe warm air and reduce energy expenditure in the coldest of environments.

“Jordan is a true innovator in the sense he doesn’t believe the status quo has to be now and forever. His product solves a true problem and could be extremely beneficial for any workforce or persons that are exposed to harsh cold weather conditions,” said Tony Willis, director of the New Economy Division at LEAP.

The Hatching is part of a community-wide effort to support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business. This event helps move new, local business ideas from concept to reality and provides winners with funding, legal support, market research, office space and more.

For more information about The Hatching or how entrepreneurs can submit ideas to be considered for the live pitch competition at one of the monthly Hatching events, visit thehatching.org.

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