The results are in: Hatch Detroit announced their 2016 Top 10 Semi-Finalists.
Amongst hundreds of applicants, these 10 businesses have chance to compete in the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest for $50,000 towards a brick and mortar storefront in Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck.
Joining the ranks of Hatch Alums like Sister Pie, La Feria, Batch Brewing and Live Cycle Delight, the 2016 Hatch Class is sure to bring the same entrepreneurial spirit that’ll drive their business to success.
With so many great candidates, we have all the information you need to cast your vote for the next Hatch champion. Don’t wait: voting for the top four contestants starts today and ends August 18 at midnight.
Ash & Anvil
Ash & Anvil is proud to be a Detroit company that services a unique industry by building the first major retailer for petite menswear.
Noticing a need in men’s petite fashion, A&A contrived clothing with shorter sleeves and body lengths, with appropriate chest and waist measurements that will compliment men 5’8” and under.
If you see a need for Motor City men’s fashion for the petite, vote for Ash & Anvil today.
At Bird Bee, West Coast meets the Midwest with unique selections of bohemian, vintage and contemporary-style clothing and accessories.
Beyond the typical boutique design, BB provides a hip and modern aesthetic that will create a specialty shopping experience in the city.
If you’re digging the Bird Bee vibe, vote for them online.
If you’re looking for an affordable and fun drinking experience, Brut Detroit strives to be Detroit’s neighborhood wine bar, with wine tastings, events, and friendly service.
Committed to providing a unified community, Brut plans to be a sustainable business and inclusive hirer.
If you’re interested in voting for Brut Detroit, head on over to the Hatch website.
Mmmh; Just like mom used to make it! Chugga’s Bakery makes all their bakery items from scratch, with no added preservatives and healthy alternatives.
With a business model revolved around community outreach and city sustainment, Chugga’s Bakery wants to put the city of Detroit back on the map by opening a smaller, more personable businesses experience.
Interested in Chugga’s Bakery? Vote for them today.
Handcrafted and manufactured in Detroit, Corbé Company produces handmade ceramic and porcelain wares for the modern home and table.
Corbé seeks to provide a community experience to the public by offering classes and workshops on their craft. Their mid-century and traditional style is perfect for any home décor.
If you’d like to see Corbé succeed in the contest, vote for them online.
Coriander Kitchen and Farm
At Coriander Kitchen and Farm, they believe in healthy food and community stability through local sourcing of ingredients.
Their plan is to create a collaborative kitchen operation sourced through theirs and additional local farms, creating unique recipes that reflect the flavors of the city.
If you love healthy food with a delicious and unique taste, vote for Coriander Kitchen and Farm today.
Detroit Dart Club
Bull’s-eye! Detroit Dart Club is ready to aim and fire up a new business model for the entertainment landscape of Detroit.
Hoping to provide a large space for activity, exercise, and fun: DDC bring kids and adults together through 6 unique gameplay offerings, including target shooting, multiple team elimination, and single shot elimination.
If you crave a fun space for you and your friends to release your inner Nerf master, vote for Detroit Dart Club.
Fine dining meets affordable pricing at Itadaku Sushi, with sustainable seafood and organic produce.
Noticing a high rise of sea life extinction, Itadaku hopes to be one of the first Detroit sushi shops with environmental awareness, making sure to avoid serving seafood on the brink of extinction.
If you support their business model, vote for Itadaku today.
Meta Physica Message
Meta Physica Message believes in self-care as a necessity to a happy, healthy city. By providing affordable, preventative health care, MPM hopes to offer more workshops through the contest.
Meta Physica seeks to provide the Detroit area with access to a local “oasis” within the city, believing that a wellness center will invest in the health of the community.
If you’re looking for an oasis to relax and rejuvenate, vote for Meta Physica.
The Natural Market
The Natural Market believes in providing chemical free, handmade goods at an affordable price.
With a mindset revolving around a homogenous community and self-awareness, Natural Market sources its ingredients from local markets and seeks to build withstanding relationships with their customers.
If you love their fresh ideas, vote for Natural Market today.
The Hatch Voting Schedule
Top 10 Primary Candidates Announced: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Voting Primary Period: August 12 – August 18, ends at midnight
Top 4 Candidates Announced: Friday August 19 at noon
General Election Voting Period: August 19 at noon – August 26 ends at noon
Hatch Off Pitch & Winner Announced: August 26