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MSU Hatch student incubator.

The Hatch

Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Author: MSU Foundation
Category: Foundation News

Spartan Innovations launches The Hatch, a coworking space for prospective, creative, and innovative college entrepreneurs ready to develop their business ideas. Hatch members share a common workspace on the third floor of 325 E. Grand River Avenue, each working on their own project, but collaborating to increase the probability of each venture’s success. The program takes advantage of the resources and services provided at the East Lansing Technology Innovation Center, including access to capital investment, conference rooms, office equipment, and business development support, and provides a flexible lease plan which gives all its members the freedom and creativity to work at their own convenience. This setting enables a social work environment, an exciting alternative to the tenants’ basement, library, café shop, or kitchen. The Hatch is an attractive place for connecting, collaborating, and spontaneous creation of marketable business ideas, facilitating a community of like-minded student entrepreneurs The mission of the Hatch Program is to generate and advance the culture of entrepreneurship in the community and to expand the knowledge-based economy in the market, focusing on student entrepreneurs.

About the Michigan State University Foundation

Established in 1973 as an independent non-profit, the Michigan State University Foundation is committed to the commercialization of cutting-edge technologies invented by MSU faculty, staff, and students. The MSU Foundation’s overarching goal is to support research, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the University. Additionally, the MSU Foundation operates Spartan Innovations, Red Cedar Ventures, Michigan Rise, and the University Corporate Research Park. More information on the organization’s notable achievements, services, leadership, and history are available at