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GoSpot Pitches Winning Business Idea at The Hatching

Tuesday, February 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
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The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations hosted the first Hatching monthly business pitch competition of 2016 on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at Dublin Square in East Lansing. Local entrepreneurs and supporters attended the event to network and to cheer on the next big idea they’d like to see hatch in Lansing.

The winning idea, GoSpot, came from Austin Piwinski of Lansing, Mich. GoSpot is a water repellent designed to repel water spots from your GoPro or action sports camera when filming in wet conditions.

“Austin did a phenomenal job pitching his business idea to the crowd and judges. The fact that he did an extensive amount of research, tested his product and got feedback, was quite impressive. He solved a problem for an increasingly growing technology,” 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.

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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