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Go Green Trikes rides away with The Hatching title

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January 31, 2014
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Go Green Trikes rides away with The Hatching title

Courier service wins the first Hatching prize of 2014

EAST LANSING, MI – Starting the year off with a bang, Go Green Trikes won The Hatching pitch competition cash award Wednesday night. Go Green Trikes is 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.

Beginning June 2013, The Hatching pitch competition has awarded $1,000 each month to a brand new startup business idea. The catch to participate is in order for the companies to receive the funds, they must create an LLC and be ready to start their business in the Lansing area. Each of the monthly winners will earn the opportunity to pitch again at The Hatching finale event held in December, for the chance to win $10,000 to cover business expenses.

A partnership between the LEAP, NEO Center, and Spartan Innovations, The Hatching allows entrepreneurs to pitch new ideas to judges and an audience of innovators in a spirited atmosphere. The winner receives $1,000 for startup costs as well as legal services to create the new business entity provided by Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting P.C. Additionally, this month’s prize sponsorship came from Loomis Law.

"We are really excited to see some new entrepreneurs coming to the table,” said Quin Stinchfield, Manager of Business Incubation for LEAP. "Last year some great ideas came through the Hatching. Most of these ideas may not have seen the light of day if not for this event.”

"The success of The Hatching has allowed us to meet with and assist new businesses at a growing rate. We have leveraged this into relationships with these innovators and we are here to support them as they open their doors in the Lansing region,” said Bob Trezise, President and CEO of LEAP.

People interested in participating and pitching in the upcoming events are asked to submit their ideas to The next Hatching event will take place on February 26, 2014 at Beggar’s Banquet in East Lansing and will continue every last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.


For Release through Social Media: @TheHatching pitch comp. takes place at Beggar’s - the last Wed. of each month - @spartaninnovate @NEO_center #lovelansing

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where business can thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region.
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