IT In The D – Episode 55: Newco and Hatch Detroit

IT in the D, Episode 55, and a really solid episode tonight.

Kind of rushing this recap in an effort to get the broadcast out quickly so that people can hear about the Hatch Detroit finalists in time for voting…so forgive the lack of links to the news articles we discussed, but time is of the essence on this one…

ep55Okay, so quick recap:

Newco is an “open” style conference taking place on Thursday, September 18th, and you can read all about the companies involved as well as registering for their free day of events at

The four Hatch Detroit finalists are:

Cockadoodle is a full-service breakfast and lunch concept planned for the Avenue of Fashion that embodies the values of farm-freshness, genuine hospitality, quality standards and community honor.

Gabriel Hall plans to be a live entertainment bar & restaurant which celebrates the rich New Orleans-Detroit connection. It features an authentic Creole menu and signature drinks.

Sister Pie is a bakery opening in the West Village and Parker & Kercheval. They aim to celebrate the seasons through pie, to provide consistently delicious, thoughtful and inventive food, and to foster a welcoming and open environment for both employees and customers.

Third Wave Music is an instrument retail store concept that plans to sell new and used instruments, provide lessons and operate a repair facility. It aims to become a community space for Detroit musicians.

Great information from all four of the finalists, and you really need to listen in, hear what they had to say, and then get out and vote.  You can vote on the Hatch Detroit website at, or at their in-person voting event today (Tuesday), the last in-person voting opportunity.

The final event is Wednesday night, the Hatch Off, where the winner will be announced after presentations from the finalists and a final round of voting by the judges.

Details, voting, and everything else can be found at

As always, a hat tip out to our show sponsor, Logicalis.  They’ve been around our events for a while now, but they’ve stepped up huge to become a sponsor of our efforts, and so expect to hear us talk about them and give them a ton of love in the coming weeks.


Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with expertise in communications and collaboration, data center and cloud services. Employing nearly 3,700 people worldwide with more than 20 offices in the US including two in Metro Detroit.

You can read all about them out at

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