Horizon Pitches Winning Idea at The Hatching

LEAP and Spartan Innovations hosted monthly business pitch competition, Nov. 16

 LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations hosted The Hatching on Nov. 16, 2016 at the Lansing Brewing Company in Lansing, Mich. Local entrepreneurs and supporters attended this event to cheer on the next big idea they’d like to see hatch in Lansing.

The winning idea, Horizon, was presented by Oshan Weerasingle and Ben Buscarino, whose business idea is an adaptive travel app that uses your Facebook profile and activities in the app to help you find your next activity, because life happens.

“It was awesome to see Horizon, who was also the Startup Weekend winner earlier this month, continue forward with their idea and perfect their pitch to win this month’s Hatching,” Says Tony Willis, director of New Economy at LEAP.

The November sponsor of The Hatching was Created to C. 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.

Horizon from this event will now go head-to-head against the other 10 monthly finalists at the ‘Hatched’ event on Nov. 30, 2016.

For more information about The Hatching or Hatched, visit www.thehatching.org.


About LEAP

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders partnering to build a stronger community for all—working every day to grow, retain and attract business.