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Ethan Van Grunsven Wins Grand Prize at the 2022 CEDC’s HATCH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chippewa Falls, WI – December 5, 2022 – Sconny Company, a Wisconsin Entrepreneur studying business at UW-Eau Claire, won the $5,000 at the 2022  and first place at the CEDC’s HATCH Business Pitch Competition. The Hatch event – a shark tank like business competition - held annually during Startup Chippewa Valley Week is aimed at encouraging Entrepreneurship and solidifying the region’s startup ecosystem. Ethan Van Grunsven, founder of the Sconny Company, an ambitious 19-year-old college student whose key objective is to offer chic, high-quality garments that represent Wisconsin without affiliations to universities or sports teams was chosen by a panel of five judges. Ethan plans to utilize the award money to increase production and brand recognition of his company. In addition, over 80 audience members voted for their choice [People’s Choice [...]

Ethan Van Grunsven Wins Grand Prize at the 2022 CEDC’s HATCH2022-12-05T15:50:09-06:00

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 [...]

Sconny Company wins 2022 CEDC’S HATCH2022-12-05T16:21:00-06:00


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