The Hatching: September Edition

This week’s Hatching introduced us to five new businesses and was a record breaking month for the pitch competition. There were 11 entries, over 1300 votes and the first ever singing presentation. But, as always, there was only one winner. Brainstorm Trust GAIA Mitten State Films I Tot Rhythm Rip Records Brainstorm Trust Ian Stirton…

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This week’s Hatching introduced us to five new businesses and was a record breaking month for the pitch competition. There were 11 entries, over 1300 votes and the first ever singing presentation.

But, as always, there was only one winner.

  • Brainstorm Trust
  • GAIA
  • Mitten State Films
  • I Tot Rhythm
  • Rip Records

Brainstorm Trust

Ian Stirton

Brainstorm Trust is freelance web and mobile design for Lansing. They want to create fresh websites for small businesses in Lansing because they know they a great site can make a great business. There are at least 32 small businesses in Lansing that could benefit from sites that make a great first impression, have great content and are easy to respond to over all platforms. They are a small enough company to be able to offer a personal touch.

Gaia

Jerry Norris

The Global Alliance of Independent Auditors (GAIA) is a company rooted in Lansing. Their goal is to match auditors with the ideal jobs. So many are placed at a job simply because they are close, but may not be qualified for that specific position. This can lead to deadly mistakes, especially in the food industry. GAIA wants to give companies the chance to choose someone who is close and competent rather than close or competent.

Mitten State Films

Patrick Harrison

This Michigan production company has been making award winning short films for three years and are now seeking the funding and resources to continue to do so. They have one film about to go into post-production and another ready to film. They are constantly making films, submitting them to festivals, and winning. But the festivals and production cost money. They also need to promote their current projects.

I Tot Rhythm

Kenrdra Lapointe and Family

Setting another record, I Tot Rhythm was the first ever musical presentation. Kendra and her children sang about the musical program I Tot Rhythm can provide for local libraries, day cares and preschools. Kendra is a singer, performer, director and mom who wants to provide the musical education that is being cut from schools.

Rip Records

Tanner Trombley
Walter Mansky

Another company with musical ambitions, Rip Records is student run recording studio for students (or anyone with musical passions) in Lansing and East Lansing. Students living in dorms or apartments in the area may not have the room to practice or record their music. They also may not be able to afford instruments. Rip Records wants to provide the space, the instruments, the equipment and whatever else they may need to pursue their passions. Eventually they would like to start promoting the artists, get them gigs in the area, and start holding events to bring attention to the local talent. Put simply, they want to get Lansing music noticed.

This week’s winner was GAIA! Congrats to Jerry and to all the presenters on being a part of a record-breaking edition of The Hatching!

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