We’ve talked about HATCH Detroit before– the crowdsourced exercise in business startup whereby the general public votes on a business they would like to see in the city. The business with the most votes gets awarded 50k cash and a host of other business services. The contest is in its second year in fact, last year, Joe Posch won for his mens retail concept HUGH, of which will be opening in the Auburn this Fall.
Anyway, voting to determine this years champion has officially begun, with the contestants now narrowed down to four businesses. Rules and such from the HATCH website:
For the Final Round you can vote once per 24 hours on our website, and up to 5 times total on Facebook. Once you’ve voted 5 times on Facebook you are done voting. You must select the one (1) business you want to win the 2012 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest.
You will have to register on our website with your email address to access the poll. If you already registered during Round 1 voting, you can use the same Username and Password. On Facebook you will have to like our page in order to access the poll and register using Facebook Connect. Final Round voting opens on 9/24/12 at 12:01 AM EST and you can vote every day until 9/27/12 at 12:00 PM EST when the voting closes.
So, hey, time to go vote.