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The Hatch is a coworking space designed for creative, innovative MSU student entrepreneurs ready to develop their business ideas.

Hatch members share a common workspace, 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 (TIC), 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.

Located on the third floor of 325 E. Grand River Avenue, Suite 345, within the Lansing Regional SmartZone, the space features 1,500 square feet of open office space in a studio setting. The Hatch is located in the heart of downtown, across from the Michigan State Campus, and in walking distance to many restaurants, shops, bookstores, and parking.

Members of the MSU Hatch will have access to the facility 24/7. Members also have access to TIC services during normal business hours.

Different Types of Funding

The Gerstacker Foundation Entrepreneurial Grant Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students from the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines to compete for funding for a research concept with entrepreneurial potential. The Forest Akers is another great program where MSU undergraduate students can receive funding for their entrepreneurial ideas. By submitting the Hatch application, all users are also applying for the two formerly mentioned grants. There are no separate forms or application to fill out to be considered for these funding opportunities.