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Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Reveals Top Four Finalists

The Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest by TechTown has announced the four businesses advancing to the final stage of the competition, which includes another round of public voting and the opportunity to compete at the Hatch Off on April 26.

These four businesses will face off to win $100,000 in startup funds from Comerica Bank, as well as technical assistance from TechTown and its partners, to kickstart and open a brick-and-mortar business in Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park.

“TechTown understands that the public’s vote in the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest means empowering the community to shape the future they want to see. By casting your vote, you’re not only helping deserving entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, but also contributing towards the growth and vitality of Detroit’s neighborhoods,” said Christianne Malone, assistant vice president for economic development at Wayne State University and chief program officer of TechTown Detroit. “The fact that these four businesses have made it to the final stage of the contest based on the community’s voice is a remarkable indication of the success in each of their futures.”

Public voting for the bookstore, Ethiopian restaurant, roastery, and party rental shop continues April 24-26. The four entrepreneurial teams will have the chance to pitch their business plan in front of a live audience at the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest’s annual Hatch Off on Wednesday, April 26.

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