Derek Pacque started what would become CoatChex in October 2010 while he was a student at Indiana University in Bloomington after he noticed a need in the marketplace when his coat was lost or stolen at a local establishment. Derek first worked with the West Central ISBDC in the initial phases of planning his original coat checking business. After a successful first winter season, he won a business planning competition at IU and created a new expanded vision for his business. Paul Simacek at the ISBDC assisted with different aspects of the business plan and gathering market research information. CoatChex now actively franchises an industry leading patent pending coat checking system which does away with tickets and has a robust and fast visual recognition system.
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