Like many great ideas, The Hatching was founded by friends over beers. They saw the potential the Lansing area had for new businesses and were interested in growing the ecosystem for local entrepreneurs. They started The Hatching with the goal of making Lansing a thriving area for startup businesses.
Whether you have the next brilliant idea or want to be part of the next big thing, come participate. Experience the thrill of competing and pitching for the prize amongst your peers and fellow entrepreneurs.
Submit your ideas below. The $1000 prize could be yours!
Vote on 2 of the ideas listed. The top 5 ideas with the most votes will get to pitch.
For the first time pitchers or even experience pitchers, it doesn't hurt to refresh on a couple points on pitching.
Don't be shy and send us any questions that you might have!
A percussion instrument craft business that makes custom and handmade products comprised of local and more sustainable natural materials.
A shaving brush accessory that attaches universally to today’s shaving cream/gel cans. It is the ultimate shaving experience.
By utilizing the wireless communications of smartphones, we can create a low cost adapter to replace expensive scoring equipment for fencing.
We believe that there is a better way to play with and display your Legos. Spray N Play is a temporary sealant that holds them together.
This smart wristband provides a new way for OCD sufferers to conquer their compulsions using push notifications and spatial control.
Safety Sit is a new concept to assist both patients and physicians in a hospital. The goal is to make a less strenuous way to get the patient out of bed.
Brew Export is an international distribution business for craft beer brewers! Would you want a craft brew on a beach in Mexico?
CleanCase is an exciting new concept to utilize mobile devices in surgical procedures. Surgeons can now feel confident with this sterile solution!
OneSound is an exciting new app that allows everyone to be the DJ. These 4 MSU students are hard at work to make your next party even more enjoyable.
Mini Maker is an idea for a new children's play space dedicated to the builders, makers, tinkerers, and innovators of our younger generation.
Maizena 3D stems from Lansing Maker Week and is attempting to change the way 3D printing is done using simple household products.
GAIA provides a solution that helps auditors who have specific qualifications, proven skills and competencies find assignments from their customers.
Winner's Catalog is t-shirt company that capitalizes on the trend of wearing a shirt with picture of you wearing shirt with another picture on it.
Thughts is a web and mobile application that would allow friends to contribute towards a gift for their mutual friends.
Jurymind provides a better means of communicating with jurors. Their app enables courts to send proactive messaging to jurors via mobile notifications.
StairWalker is a walker that can be used on flat ground and up and down stairs.
US Stem Solutions connects students and employees with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.
BookBrainer sends single quiz questions to your phone every day to help you retain key points from your reading material
Swaddle Mi Billi is a wearable treatment for infant jaundice that promotes maternal-infant bonding and breastfeeding during treatment.
Go Green Trikes is a green delivery service that uses heavy duty electric-assist trikes.
This online retro map offers a whole new way to see what's hapnin' in town. It's a hand drawn caricature map of the landmarks, business and culture that make up Lansing.
Folyo is a social e-commerce platform that allows college students to sell their artwork.
Highbrau seeks to use solar power for brewing beer, which would make the beer tastier and the process better for the environment.
Chaible is an and end table that converts into a chair, perfect for dorm rooms.
The Poochie Bowl is designed to keep long dog ears dry and clean and out of food and water.
Eightfold Marketing is a multi-platform marketing and creative team, focused on advanced, artistic digital content, and strategic marketing concepts that will help business's express themselves, and improve their bottom line