Submissions are open May 1 - JULY 24, 11:59PM EST.

Application done? We're opening up our office doors for you to show us a sample of what you make, do, or sell. Stop by 645 Griswold St. Suite 2600 Detroit, MI 48226 on one of the following days:

  • July 14: 11am - 3pm
  • July 15: 11am - 3pm
  • July 16: 11am - 3pm
  • July 22: 4pm - 6pm
  • July 23: 12pm - 2pm

This is NOT a requirement for entry into the Contest.

Please be prompt and watch the time! If you arrive outside of office hours, we will not be able to take your submission. Submission sample days are focused on just that: samples! When you arrive at the Penobscot building, take an elevator up to the 26th floor and head to the reception desk. You can drop off your product here. This is not an opportunity to “pitch” your business. You can win over the hearts of Hatch judges through a thoughtful & polished application instead… and have your product speak for itself!

Please be sure to label your samples with the name of your business. Due to time & logistical constraints, we will not be able to return samples. Food entrepreneurs: please bring enough food/beverages for a group of five people. If your product needs to be chilled or heated, you will be responsible for providing these sources.

If you have any questions on sample day logistics, please contact