Thirty-three more Hatch Alumni businesses have opened, crediting the contest as a major accelerator in their launch. Zero have closed. Hatch Alumni collectively employ more than 500 people, many of whom reside in Detroit.
Hatch Alumni have invested more than $6 million in their businesses. Five of our alumni have expanded or added an additional location.
We focus on supporting brick & mortar independent retail because we believe in the good small business does for the communities they’re a part of: the jobs and amenities they brings to city residents.