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Batch Brewing wins Comerica Hatch Detroit contest

August 30, 2013 • Business


This Aug. 29, 2013 photo shows partners of Batch Brewing Company, from left, Stephen Roginson, Jason Williams and Anthony O’Donnell in Detroit. Batch Brewing Co. has won the 2013 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest and is getting a $50,000 grand prize. The win announced Thursday night in Detroit came after two weeks of public voting and deliberation from a panel of judges. Batch Brewing pitched an idea for a nano-brewing company, making their own beer while seeking to help other small breweries. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

DETROIT (AP) — Batch Brewing Co. has won the 2013 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest and is getting a $50,000 grand prize.

The win announced Thursday night in Detroit came after two weeks of public voting and deliberation from a panel of judges. Batch Brewing pitched an idea for a nano-brewing company, making their own beer while seeking to help other small breweries.

The contest sought first-time and experienced entrepreneurs to submit retail concepts that would resonate with the public. Comerica Bank put up the $50,000 prize for the winning business idea and is providing other support to further Hatch Detroit’s efforts.

In addition to the cash prize, the winner gets a package of services including legal, marketing and advertising, accounting and tech support.

This year’s contest got about 200 submissions.

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