Sconny Company wins 2022 CEDC’S HATCH

As part of Startup Chippewa Valley Week, this year’s pitch event competition, Hatch, went off without a hitch! The CEDC was thrilled to see so many members of the community attend and support a great Chippewa Valley entrepreneurial event. Over 80 people attended the 2022 event which keeps growing, keeping competition steep amongst the participants. There were 11 contestants selected out of nearly 30 entrepreneurs that applied to pitch their business ideas in front of the judges. The HATCH Business PITCH Competition utilized stakeholders from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Red Letter Grant, COLAB, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire Economic Development Corporation, and St. Croix Business Innovation Center to identify top entrepreneur contestants for the competition. Esteemed local business leaders - Jamie Leibrandt of Northwestern Bank, Susan Marcott of Applied Data [...]