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‘Hatched’ Features 11 Hatching Finalists to Compete for $10,000

Hatching finale to take place at the University Club of MSU on Nov. 30

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations invites the community to the Hatching finale, “Hatched,” held at University Club of MSU in Lansing.

Event: Hatched’ – The Hatching Finale

When: 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 30, 2016

Where: University Club of MSU. 3435 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI 48910

Cost: Free. Register to attend the event on Eventbrite.

Details: ‘Hatched’, the Hatching finale, proudly presents the 11 monthly Hatching finalists of 2016 in a business pitch competition like no other. Enjoy food, drinks and networking while you cheer on these budding entrepreneurs as they pitch their business ideas to win the $10,000 grand prize.

During the Hatched event, five local entrepreneurial resources organizations will be presented with a RING (Regional Innovation Network Group) grant to help support local business startups in Clinton, Ingham, and Eaton counties. This year, LEAP is awarding a total of $15,000 in RING grants, which are completely funded by LEAP and its membership.

The 2016 Hatching finalists include: Austin Piwinski, GoSpot; Tapan Kataria, UChef; Jordan Vanderham, Orindi Ventures; Hailey Willett, Spiked Bean Exchange; Connor McInnery, Alex Meverden and Max O’Connor, Bubbly; Anna Song, Friends Host; Amber Addrow-Pierson, My Car; Rodrigo Araujo, Milk Cash Project; Dylan Draper, K&K; Edward White, Pylon; and Oshan Weerasingle and Ben Buscarino, Horizon.

Hatched is brought to you by Spartan Innovations and LEAP. The Title Sponsor and host for this event is the University Club of MSU. Other event sponsors include: MSU Federal Credit Union; Venturit; Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC; RetroDuck.com; Maner Costerisan; Loomis, Ewert, Parsley, Davis & Gotting P.C.; Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, MSU Eli Broad College of Business; Simplified Tax & Accounting Services; Michigan Creative and the Henry Center for Executive Development, MSU Eli Broad College of Business.

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, visit thehatching.org.