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If you’ve been following Detroit happenings for awhile, you may have heard of some of these names.

Batch Brewing Company. Sister Pie. Hugh.  La Feria Tapas. Live Cycle Delight. All businesses that went through the Hatch Detroit contest. Some were even featured nationally by Martha Stewart and others.

For each of the last eight years, Hatch Detroit has awarded a $50,000 prize for retail entrepreneurs looking to open a brick and mortar location in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck.

Since 2011, 33 Hatch Detroit alumni have opened a storefront, and an additional 12 will be opened by March 2019. This includes the recent opening of Meta Physica Massage.

This year, Comerica Bank and Bedrock have teamed up for the contest. The four-month contest includes two rounds of public voting – Top 10 and Top four – to vote for your favorite businesses to win the grand prize from Comerica Bank. But it’s not just money. There will be a package of accounting, legal, IT and public relations support from Hatch Detroit and its partners.

If you or someone you know has the next retail idea for Detroit, business plans submission is now open through July 13. For more information, visit HatchDetroit.com/Apply.