CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS: Meta Physica Massage wins $50,000 Hatch Detroit prize

  • August 28, 2016
CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS: Meta Physica Massage Wins $50,000 Hatch Detroit Prize

Check out the Crain's Detroit article on Meta Physica Massage & Sauna's big win! Meta Physica Massage & Sauna won $50,000 in the 2016 Hatch Detroit contest among four finalists at the Hatch Off event Friday night. Comerica Bank sponsors the prize in the new-business competition presented by Opportunity Detroit. More than 150 entrepreneurs entered the contest, now in its sixth year. Owners Jenaveve Biernat and Anahí Hollis plan to open a spa offering therapeutic bodywork, infrared sauna, a raw juice bar, an herbal apothecary, among other products and services. Besides the $50,000 prize, Meta Physica will receive more than $200,000 in pro bono services and a $25,000 branding and design package from GTB, formerly Team Detroit; a 30-second social media advertisement from MCCI; legal services from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn; architectural renderings from Hamilton Anderson Associates; and a package…

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CRAIN’S DETROIT: Hatch Detroit announces 4 finalists for $50,000 prize

  • August 25, 2016
CRAIN’S DETROIT: Hatch Detroit Announces 4 Finalists For $50,000 Prize

Via Crains Detroit: Vote totals for the four 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest finalists are in, and the winners include a funky clothing store, porcelain maker, urban farm and catering business and a wellness center. Now the public can vote for Bird Bee, Corbé, Coriander Kitchen & Farm or Meta Physica Massage through noon Aug. 26 for one of the businesses to be awarded the $50,000 grand prize for a brick-and-mortar business in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck. "Honestly, these choices are wonderful," said Vittoria Katanski, executive director of Hatch Detroit. "In the past years, we have seen mostly food (entrepreneurs). Now we have more nonfood businesses, which shows a change in the retail environment. This is usually how it goes: restaurant and then retail." Another trend Katanski said she has seen is more of the entrants live in the…

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Eater Detroit names Royce Detroit one of the Most Anticipated Restaurants of 2016

  • August 1, 2016
Eater Detroit Names Royce Detroit One Of The Most Anticipated Restaurants Of 2016

The 2015 Hatch Detroit Alumni, The Royce Detroit was named one of Eater Detroit's "The Most Anticipated Detroit Restaurants and Bars, Summer 2016."  The restaurant was named along with restaurants such as Atomic Chicken, PIE-SCI, Rusted Crow among others.  The Royce will be a unique wine shop that not only offers wine but also allows you to buy well-made home goods.  We are so glad to see the excitement surrounding one of our Hatch Alumni.  Make sure to be on the lookout for their opening this summer! Photo credit: Brenna Houck The Most Anticipated Detroit Restaurants and Bars, Summer 2016  

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This Week in the News

  • July 14, 2016

One day left!  The applications close tomorrow for the 2016 Comerica Bank Hatch Detroit Contest, presented by Opportunity Detroit. Previous Hatch Contest winners, Sister Pie and Batch Brewing Co., have been around town talking about how the contest helped to support their storefront dreams, check out the latest news stories!  Whether it is bourbon-soaked cherry pie or Paella Arancini, Hatch alumni have been busy this week. Did you just think of the next big idea for a storefront in Detroit?  There is still time!  You have the chance to win $50K from Comerica Bank, and more than $200,000 in pro bono services including a $25,000 branding and design package from GTB (formally Team Detroit), a 30-second social media advertisement from MCCI, legal services from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and a package of accounting, IT, public relations support, and counsel from Hatch…

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One Week Left! Top 5 Reasons to Apply for the 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, presented by Opportunity Detroit

  • July 7, 2016
One Week Left!  Top 5 Reasons To Apply For The 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, Presented By Opportunity Detroit

There’s more than one winner. If you are placed within the Top 10 Semi-Finalist round, your business is invited to join the Hatch Detroit Alumni Program, which offers technical support, referrals to other business support organizations and the opportunity for additional spot grant funding.  Comerica and Hatch Detroit will also host a business planning workshop later this year for Hatch Alumni to address challenges related to opening and operating a storefront. Publicity.  Your business will be seen by thousands of potential customers throughout the city before you ever open your doors. This introduction to the larger public allows contestants to gain visibility and support from the community as well as the attention of potential investors.  The contest has received a combined 300,000 public votes that have helped contest winners such as Hugh, La Feria, Batch Brewing Company, Sister Pie and…

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This Week in the News

  • July 6, 2016
This Week In The News

Our latest 2015 Comerica Hatch Detroit contest winner, Live Cycle Delight has been busy this week in the news with the new location announced.  The new studio will offer three types of indoor cycling classes and TRX conditioning classes as the first contemporary cycling studio in the area.  Check out the news from this week about our Hatch winner’s new brick and mortar store opening in West Village!   Have an idea for a new space in Detroit?  The 2016 Hatch Detroit Contest applications are due July 15th.  Visionary entrepreneurs have a chance to win $50,000 from Comerica Bank, and more than $200,000 in pro bono services including a $25,000 branding and design package from GTB (formally Team Detroit), a 30-second social media advertisement from MCCI, legal services from Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn and a package of accounting, IT, public…

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Live Cycle Delight commits to West Village – one spin closer to opening doors

  • June 22, 2016
Live Cycle Delight Commits To West Village – One Spin Closer To Opening Doors

Opportunity Detroit returns as presenting sponsor, one month remains to enter 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest DETROIT/June 22, 2016 – Hatch Detroit is pleased to announce the 2015 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest winner, Live Cycle Delight, will open its new cycle studio this fall located at 8019 Agnes St. in Detroit’s West Village. Live Cycle Delight will be the fourth contest alumni to locate in the West Village area and the first contemporary indoor cycling studio in Detroit. “Live Cycle Delight will be the contest’s 15th business to establish a brick and mortar location in metro Detroit,” said Vittoria Katanski, executive director, Hatch Detroit. “From bakers to brewers to a kayak rental company, and now the first cycling studio in Detroit, this contest brings together a unique group of business entrepreneurs who will continue to make Detroit’s independent retail standout.”…

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VIDEO: More green coming to Grand River

  • May 16, 2016

Grand River is about to look a lot more green in ‪Grandmont Rosedale. We've partnered up with the Detroit Lions & Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation to bring several streetscape improvements to the retail district. Step one? Landscaping with Detroit Farm and Garden.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: May 21st Planting in Grandmont Rosedale

  • May 10, 2016
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: May 21st Planting In Grandmont Rosedale

Help us bring more green to Grand River! Volunteer opportunity: Saturday May 21st, 2016 // 9AM - 1PM New landscaping is coming to Grand River between Outer Drive & Warwick! Join Hatch Detroit, GRDC and the Detroit Lions for a day of volunteering! The day’s work will be planting the new plants up and down Grand River Dress for the weather! Plan to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes Come rain or shine and bring a refillable water bottle Bring planting equipment (shovels, rakes) if you have them Meet the team at Always Brewing at 9AM   Interested? Email ashley@hatchdetroit.com or call 734-748.4270 to RSVP. For more information on the Hatch Neighborhood Initiative and our project in Grandmont Rosedale, see here.

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