On Thursday, January 29th The Hatching kicked off 2015 in style, holding its first event in its new home, Dublin Square Irish Pub in East Lansing. As usual, it was a great night of pitches, exciting ideas and networking. The night brought in new traditions for the pitch competition and the new venue was a testament to its success and growth.
There were 5 teams, and one winner:
- Energy Levels
- Clean Case
- Little Bucks
- Launch Tower
Roy Burton Logan Jr.
Energy Levels wants to approach the obesity problem plaguing the nation, by teaching the country about nutrition. With large amounts of money thrown at the problem every year, it’s still not improving. Energy Levels wants to use education rather than money as a solution. The app will educate users on the food groups, recommended daily allowances, and what foods are actually healthy. The goal of the app is to increase nutritional education.
Clean Case is a case for mobile devices in unique situations. It is a one-time-use, sterile case for mobile devices used in surgery. Surgeons are using mobile devices during surgical procedures more and more, for photos, videos and apps. While it’s becoming necessary to do so, it’s also a dangerous practice. Bringing a non-sterile item into the sterile surgical field opens the patient up to infection. Clean Case allows surgeons to cover the case, keep it sterile, but allow them to use it normally.
Squeeze is an app that allows the user to squeeze the most out of every social situation by lowering the odds of rejection. It’s a guide that will help you navigate your way through an interaction, and learn what you could have done in that situation.
Little Bucks wants to tackle the very large problem of the national debt and the debts of American households. Children learn savings habits from their parents but right now, they clearly aren’t learning the correct habits and the country is falling farther into debt. This app will help parents teach children how a dollar is earned and spent. Children will have the opportunity to earn rewards based on tasks, chores and academic and athletic performance. They will be able to save for certain items and then either purchase them, or continue to save that money, teaching them to spend and save responsibly.
Launch Tower is an event that will bring the large population of longboarders off the streets, where they are often injured or killed, and into parking garages. Utilizing empty parking garages is an ideal space for an event like this because, due to the elevators, it removes the inconvenience of walking back up the “hill” after a run. Launch Tower wants to create a fun and safe environment for longboarders to hang out together and pursue their passion.
This week’s winner was Clean Case! Congrats to Rob on a great presentation and to Launch Tower who took the Glory Vote!