We’ve have awarded 7 winners 50k each since 2011, but not only our winners win… 

Thirty-three more Hatch Alumni businesses have opened since our launch in 2011. Zero have closed. Hatch Alumni collectively employ more than 500 people, many of which reside in Detroit. There are 12 new businesses scheduled to open in the next year.

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 retail because means more jobs and amenities for residents. It spurs more development and investment into the communities Alumni businesses settle in.

Hatch Alums

1701 Bespoke

1701 Bespoke

1701 Bespoke is a group of clothiers dedicated to providing designer custom clothes for men who value fit and style.…

Bohomodern

Bohomodern

Bohomodern was conceptualized in 2009 as Margarita Barry’s lifelong dream of launching her own lifestyle brand…

Detroit Design Center

Detroit Design Center

The Nordin Brothers create custom sculptures, specializing in glass, metal, wood and other mediums…

Detroit Vegan Soul

Detroit Vegan Soul

Life is short and precious. After realizing the benefits of vegan food choices, Kirsten Ussery wanted to pass it on…

La Feria

La Feria

La Feria, winner of the 2012 Hatch Detroit Contest, opened their doors to the first authentic Spanish…

Rock City Eatery

Rock City Eatery

Chef Nikita Santches applied to the Hatch Detroit Contest with Rock City Pies, but has since expanded to become…

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MOR & Co.

MOR & Co. is your outdoor store for city living. They believe that every small moment we spend outside…

Anthology Coffee

Anthology Coffee

2011 Semi Finalist Anthology Coffee has found their permanent home in Pony Ride, a small business and art incubator in…

Bumbos

Bumbos

With Detroit’s rich history of true working class neighborhood bars & the lack of modern, healthy yet delicious dining…

DIB

Detroit Institute of Bagels

A 2011 Finalist, Detroit Institute of Bagels has since opened up shop on Michigan Avenue in Corktown…

Houseofpurvin

House of Pure Vin

House of Pure Vin, our 2015 Contest Alum, has opened up to become downtown Detroit’s signature retail…

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Live Cycle Delight

Live Cycle Delight is the first contemporary cycle studio in downtown Detroit…

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Norma G's

Norma G’s is a tribute to Lester Gouvia’s mother and all she taught him about cooking & creating connections…

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Sister Pie

Winner of the 2014 Contest, Sister Pie is a women-run bakery serving Detroit and Southeast Michigan…

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Batch Brewing Company

Batch Brewing Company, the 2013 Winner of the Hatch Detroit Contest, opened up to become Detroit’s first NanoBrewery…

Busted!

Busted Bra Shop

Busted Bra Shop is a custom fit, specialty bra boutique that will carry bras sized 30A to 54K with cups…

Detroit River Sports

Detroit River Sports

Detroit River Sports creates a whole new dynamic on the Detroit River, built around sports and recreation activity…

Hugh

Hugh

Hugh opened in 2009 as Southeastern Michigan’s first pop-up retail store. We called it a “retail happening”…

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Mi Alma

Gary Mui is the owner of MI alma Restaurant and Juice Bar. The name MI alma has a dual meaning. For…

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Orleans + Winder

Orleans + Winder was born of a desire to create a concept store, offering a retail platform for the finest…

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The Royce Detroit

Based on tradition, good design & sustainability, The Royce Detroit provides the essentials you simply…