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Jim Nugent Instrument Works Pitches Winning Business Idea at The Hatching

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Jim Nugent Instrument Works Pitches Winning Business Idea at The Hatching

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations hosted The Hatching, the monthly business pitch competition event on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 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. This month’s sponsor was Maner Costerisan.

The winning idea was Jim Nugent Instrument Works, which is a percussion instrument craft business that makes custom and handmade products comprised of local and more sustainable natural materials.

“We are excited to have Jim Nugent Instrument Works be this month’s Hatching winner. His idea is socially and environmentally conscious, along with feeling a real need in the market. With the additional resources from being the winner, we can see this idea
really take off. Plus the sound of the instrument he played was phenomenal,” said Tony Willis, director of New Economy 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.

“We continue to see an impressive volume of market-driven, creative ideas each month, led by inventors who just needed an extra push to explore their concept,” said Paul Jaques, director of Student & Community Engagement at Spartan Innovations.

“The Hatching and other community events like Entrepreneurial Boot Camp, Startup Weekend and Lansing Maker Week bring innovation to the forefront and allow people to come together, develop their ideas and take them to market.”

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

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