The Hatch is an innovative co-working space and community of aspiring MSU entrepreneurs. Anyone with an idea can apply to be a part of The Hatch and all are accepted. Once you are a part of the Hatch, you will gain access to various resources (access to interns and funding) as you pass their milestones.
Have any questions about The Hatch? Speak with Women in Entrepreneurship’s advisor Lori Fischer!
SMALL BUSINESs development center
The Michigan SBDC provides counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate. Join a workshop or request business counseling at no cost!
Participate in Pitch Competitions
Pitch for 5 minutes to a panel of judges to win up to $3,000 for your idea. Must be an undergrad at Michigan State. Applications open in October of 2017 and event is in November.
Pitch for 5 minutes to a panel of judges to win up to $1,000 for your idea. Applications close a week before the event that occurs four times yearly from 6-8pm at Lansing Brewing Company. Pitches must be for "ideas", not incorporated companies. Winners will receive $1,000 in seed funding as well as other services such as legal support and market research.
For more info check out http://thehatching.org/
Candidates have the chance of winning $5,000+ in prizes at the GreenLight Hub locations and the top winner at each of the Hub location will receive an automatic seat to present at the GreenLight Michigan event in East Lansing in March, where $50,000+ in prizes will be awarded with the top prize of $25,000, sponsored by MSU Federal Credit Union.
The annual Running Start Competition is designed to help College of Music students bring creative ideas to life and take charge of their careers. Design a project or a business in music that features creative content, uses a unique model or approach, reaches a new audience, or does something better/cheaper/faster/greener in the world of music.
Join other student-led teams from across the State of Michigan to pitch your business venture idea, meet investors from around the country and win money to start your venture! There is a total of $20,000 in prizes! Annual event occurs in November.
Pitch for 5 minutes for a chance to win $5,000 – no strings attached. 5x5 Night occurs each month.
The total purse for the event is $18,000 which is divided over the top three ventures across both the graduate and undergraduate level as well as two People’s Choice Awards. Applications due on February 17, 2017 and the event is on February 25.