The 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Presented by Bedrock is here!

by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Uncategorized

The 2018 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Presented by Bedrock is here!

The Contest is an opportunity for one savvy entrepreneur to win a $50,000 grant to open their brick and mortar retail business in Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck. We believe that independent retail helps define the character and personality of city neighborhoods and we built this Contest on the idea of crowd entrepreneurship— giving community members a role in the city’s redevelopment. How does that work?

You vote! Vote for your favorite business for their chance at the $50K grant to open up shop.

Click here for contest details. Click here to apply.

SUBMISSION SAMPLE DAYS
We’re offering a chance for you to show us what you make, sell or do! Stop by our office at 645 Griswold, Suite 2600 Detroit, MI 48226 on one of the following days:

July 11 – 11AM – 3PM
July 12 – 11AM – 3PM
July 13 – 11AM – 3PM

Please be prompt and watch the time! If you arrive outside of office hours, we will not be able to take your submission.

Submission sample days are focused on just that: samples! When you arrive at the Penobscot building, take an elevator up to the 26th floor and one of our volunteers will meet you to receive r product. This is not an opportunity to “pitch” your business. You can win over the hearts of Hatch judges through a thoughtful & polished application & fine product instead.

Please be sure to label your samples with the name of the business applying for the Contest. Due to time & logistical constraints, we will not be able to return samples.

Food entrepreneurs: please bring enough food/beverages for a group of five-10 people. If your product needs to be chilled or heated, you will be responsible for providing these sources. AGAIN- Due to time & logistical constraints, we will not be able to return samples.

If you have any questions on sample day logistics, please contact [email protected]

The Hatch Detroit Contest is a retail competition and chance for one savvy entrepreneur to win a $50K grant to open up their brick & mortar storefront in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck. The storefront is key! We’re looking to invest in businesses that will revitalize commercial retail strips, activate vacant spaces & spur further investment into the community. Visit our website for more on the Contest, including FAQ, highlights on our previous winners, alumni and more.

Dates for the Event:

  • SUBMISSION START: MON, APRIL 30TH
  •  SUBMISSION END: FRI, JULY 13TH
  •  SAMPLE DROP OFF DATES; JULY 10TH–12TH (TUES-THURS) 11A-3PM
  •  TOP 10 ANNOUNCED: THU,. AUG. 9TH
  •  VOTING START: FRI, AUG. 10TH (12A)
  •  VOTE END: THU, AUG. 16TH (12A)
  •  TOP 4 ANNOUNCED: FRI, AUG. 17TH (12N)
  •  VOTE OPENS: FRI, AUG. 17TH (12N)
  •  VOTE ENDS: FRI, AUG. 24TH (12N)
  •  HATCH OFF & WINNER ANNOUNCED: THUR, AUG. 30TH

 

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