28 Aug 16
CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS: Meta Physica Massage Wins $50,000 Hatch Detroit Prize

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 of accounting, IT, public relations support, and counsel from Hatch…

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25 Aug 16
CRAIN’S DETROIT: Hatch Detroit Announces 4 Finalists For $50,000 Prize

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 city. "It's not a requirement, but it shows that people…

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01 Aug 16
Eater Detroit Names Royce Detroit One Of The Most Anticipated Restaurants Of 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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14 Jul 16

This Week in the News

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 Detroit and its partners. Apply today!   http://www.fox2detroit.com/good-day/cooking-school-sponsored-by-andiamo/174085956-story http://www.itinthed.com/18912/episode-153-jena-irene-asciutto-hatch-detroit/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZvVYCpOApA

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07 Jul 16
One Week Left!  Top 5 Reasons To Apply For The 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, Presented By Opportunity Detroit

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 Live Cycle Delight, as well as assisting 14 other storefronts…

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