The Natural Market

  • August 9, 2016
The Natural Market

The Natural Market is a small business founded in 2012 whose mission is to bring the human experience back to humanity by providing chemical free goods that are handmade with honest, conscious, spiritual integrity and purpose based around self-­awareness, education, and environmental responsibility at an affordable price in a fun friendly environment. The Natural Market was created with the ideal of inspiring people live a good life by being better to yourself and the environment that surrounds you. At the top of the list of things to do in your life, We believe the most important are to take care of yourself and the place in which you live and be happy. Our customers are our friends because they they trust our processes, intentions, and business practices. Some would have you believe that a candle is just a candle; or…

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Chugga’s Main Street Bakery

  • August 9, 2016
Chugga’s Main Street Bakery

I want to leverage Comerica Hatch Detroit funds to acquire additional funding that will support the acquisition of a turnkey retail bakery business. Renovations and bakery equipment Voters should support our concept because the business of baking has a good purpose and my passion. As a young child the first memories I have of my mother was going through the neighborhoods of Detroit delivery baked goods, and blankets to the less fortunate. As a young person, I never realized that my mother had established in me, giving back to the community. My next stage in life I somehow found myself and my three boys delivering our end of the day breads from the bakery to downtown shelters and to homeless people on the streets. It was a late stage in my Grandma’s life when the opportunity game to my mind…

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ITADAKU

  • August 9, 2016
ITADAKU

ITADAKU is a fine-casual sustainable sushi shop opening in Corktown, November 2016. We’re making fine dining quality sushi at an affordable price, using sustainable seafood and organic produce. We strive to make you something excellent that you can enjoy everyday. We’re competing in Hatch to show the world that Detroit does sushi different. Detroit spirit is filled with innovation. We are dreamers and makers. We imagine what could be, then we make it reality. Detroit is lacking Good sushi, and the same can be said for nearly every city in the country. Good sushi is created with people and the planet in mind. This means livable wages and sustainable seafood. Restaurants around the country serve species of fish that are approaching extinction. It is due to overfishing and over consumption. Like many, we love the taste of bluefin tuna and…

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Detroit Dart Club

  • August 9, 2016
Detroit Dart Club

Detroit Dart Club hosts Nerf battles inside the Russell Industrial Center. Being indoors, the Dart Club encourages activity year round and offers a fun way to engage kids and adults in exercise. The Nerf guns, ammo, and eyewear are provided, but kids and adults are welcome to bring their own arsenals. We have 6 unique gameplay offerings including single shot elimination, target shooting, humans vs. zombies, and multiple team elimination. Simply put, the Dart Club provides a space where people can run around, battle their friends with Nerf guns, and have fun. We currently have a single 2,000 square foot arena and are looking to expand to a second, larger location in Southwest Detroit. While our current operation is based on a reservation system, this new location will have multiple arenas and will not require reservations. It will instead feature…

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Brut Detroit

  • August 9, 2016
Brut Detroit

Brut is Detroit’s neighborhood wine bar. We make wine approachable, affordable, and fun for everyone through our wine tastings, events, and friendly service. We are deeply committed to bringing our community together to enjoy a unique social and educational experience; as well as supporting our community (locally and beyond) through sustainable business and inclusive hiring practices. We are pleased to be in the running for the 2016 Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Opportunity Detroit because it means the difference between operating as a monthly pop-up and opening a full-service space open daily to serve up delicious wine and snacks! Our vision is to open our full-service space along Grand River Ave. in Northwest Detroit and become a gathering hub for great times and great wine, eventually opening our kitchen space up to aspiring food entrepreneurs who can pop-up and share…

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Meta Physica Wellness Center

  • August 9, 2016
Meta Physica Wellness Center

Hear Jenaveve & Anahi pitch Meta Physica on StartUp Nation: Meta Physica Massage was established in 2013 by Jenaveve Biernat LMT with the belief that self care is a not a luxury but a necessity. The mission of Meta Physica Wellness Center is to bring affordable, preventative health care to every BODY. Originally located in Midtown Detroit, Meta Physica has outgrown the one room studio where it all started and now do to rapid growth, must expand. Our newly updated space will be located in Corktown. Meta Physica Massage will transition to Meta Physica Wellness Center offering therapeutic bodywork, full spectrum infrared saunas, a raw juice bar, an herbal apothecary and health inspired retail. In addition, meditation classes and community workshops will be offered. By expanding Meta Physica, we aim to build a relaxing environment and offer affordable services to…

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Coriander Kitchen & Farm

  • August 9, 2016
Coriander Kitchen & Farm

Hear Gwen & Alison pitch Coriander Kitch & Farm on StartUp Nation: At Coriander Kitchen and Farm, we know we give our best to those things we hold dear. Alison Heeres and Gwen Meyer, founders of Coriander Kitchen and Farm, truly value healthy, sustainable, good food. This is why we have started an urban farm and catering business that we hope will bloom into a brick and mortar cafe. We are excited to have found a home for our future cafe at the Detroit River Sports Marina where DRS connects people with the outdoors through river sport rentals. Imagine spending a day on the river and ending with a healthy lunch or dinner overlooking the canals with a cold pint of Michigan beer without leaving Detroit! A place where you can sit outside and linger, enjoying the sunset and listening…

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Corbé

  • August 9, 2016
Corbé

Hear Ryan's pitch for Corbé on StartUp Nation: Corbé is a ceramic design and manufacturing studio located in the North End of Detroit . We handcraft porcelain wares that are simple and useful, built for the modern home and table.  Balancing the precision of technology with warmth of hand, our ceramic wares are inspired by mid-century design, traditional craft, and small-scale, American manufacture. Our porcelain tabletop foundations honor the ingredients, people, and places at the heart of our gratitude, to share their stories. We entered into the Hatch contest to be able to create a retail area in our studio in order share with Detroit the work of the talented makers working within the city. Our work is sold primarily online through our website or in person through various markets, shows, and fairs around the region. In doing the shows in…

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Ash & Erie

  • August 9, 2016
Ash &  Erie

At Ash & Erie, we're reinventing menswear for guys 5’8” and under. We are the first company to design clothes specifically for younger, shorter guys. There are currently no off-the-rack, everyday options for shorter guys. Some men will get lucky finding one-off items or shopping in the kid’s section, but most guys, to achieve the right fit, have to take every piece of clothing they buy to a tailor. This shopping experience is embarrassing, frustrating, and expensive. Clothes from mainstream retailers do not work on shorter guys. Designing shorter guy clothes isn’t as simple as shortening the length--every detail of the Ralph Lauren shirt does not fit well on a shorter guy. No major retailer offers clothes specifically for shorter guys even though there are more men 5’8” and under than petite women. One in three American men are 5’8”…

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Bird Bee

  • August 9, 2016
Bird Bee

Hear Taylor's pitch for Bird Bee on StartUp Nation: Welcome to Bird Bee - a lifestyle clothing boutique offering a mix of modern bohemian, vintage inspired and contemporary clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Bird Bee has been operating as a pop-up shop and online retailer since November 2015. The vision for the business was to bring a little bit of the West Coast to the Midwest and create a specialty shopping experience in a city that has nothing like it. Affordable, quality and unique merchandise is not the only thing that sets Bird Bee apart. The shop has a certain aesthetic and vibe that differs from most clothing boutiques, which is something the owner strives to keep consistent and translate to the flagship brick and mortar retail store. As a recent Motor City Match Space Awardee, securing the future home…

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