Hatch Detroit semi-finalists include cider house, table tennis club and restaurants

Restaurants, clothing retailers and a commercial farm are among the 10 semi-finalists in the 2022 Comerica Hatch Detroit competition.

The winner takes home $100,000 in start-up funds from Comerica Bank, plus an accounting, legal, IT and public relations assistance package from Hatch Detroit and its partners. The winner will also open a physical location in Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park, according to a press release.

The public vote is open on line and four finalists will be named on June 24. The last round of public voting ends on June 30. The competition ends on July 21 with the annual Hatch Off – where finalists pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges and an audience.

The winner will be chosen from a combination of public voting and the determination of the judges.

In-person voting is also available next week: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Eastern Market Shed 2 and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Norma G’s Detroit at 14628 E. Jefferson Ave. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market at 19566 Grand River Ave.

Hatch became part of TechTown Detroit earlier this year.

This is the first Hatch competition since 2019, and the second with the cash prize of $100,000, up from $50,000 in the competition’s first seven years.

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