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HATCH pitch @ SXSW 2014 Winners Announced

By |March 12th, 2014|

HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced its winners at SXSW Interactive Startup Village at the Hilton Austin Downtown in Austin, TX held March 10th. Each of the 12 finalists had four minutes to pitch their idea before fielding questions from a panel of twelve corporate, angel, and venture investor judges. Seratis, YouEarnedIt, […]

Startup Finalists Announced for Pitch Competition at SXSW

By |February 13th, 2014|

We’re proud to announce this year’s finalists for the HATCH pitch startup competition at SXSW. Twelve startups will have four minutes to win it at this startup competition taking place on March 10th at SXSW Interactive’s Startup Village in Austin, TX.

This year, applications were received from early stage tech startups in 14 countries and […]

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Application Period for SXSW 2014 Closed

By |February 4th, 2014|

Thanks to all the wonderful startups who applied to HATCH pitch for our SXSW 2014 event. The quality of entries is incredible and our selectors are working hard. We will announce the finalists by mid-February. Thank you to all the accelerators, incubators, entrepreneurs, HATCH pitch alumni, and startup organizations who helped spread the word […]

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HATCH pitch at TechStreet Winners Announced

By |November 21st, 2013|

We are excited to announce the winners of our debut HATCH pitch at TechStreet Houston. Virtuix took the top prize, with Pristine and Epic One winning second and third places, respectively. There were two additional awards. Each of the two pitch sessions had a Crowd Favorite award, which was determined by the live HATCH […]

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Event Day Contests for HATCH pitch

By |November 20th, 2013|

HATCH pitch is joining with ProTexting to provide an engaging and fun experience for the HATCH pitch participants, audience, and fans. HATCH pitch will be holding two contests during the competition and everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

The Social Media text to win contest will kick off at the beginning of HATCH pitch – 1:30pm CST, […]

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Finalists Announced for HATCH Pitch Startup Competition

By |November 7th, 2013|

Finalists Announced for HATCH Pitch Startup Competition
Companies to Pitch Head-to-Head in Hopes of Investment, Attention
HOUSTON — November 7, 2013 — A handful of startups now have four minutes to win it. HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced today the finalists for its upcoming event at TechStreet Houston on November 20.

Finalists were selected based on a […]

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A Marathon Runner’s Stamina and a Parent’s Planning

By |October 26th, 2013|

They say that entrepreneurs need the stamina of a marathon runner and the planning of a parent.

According to Jilliene Helman of Realty Mogul, the life of a startup “is an emotional roller coaster and you never know where the day will start and where the day will end”. Ms. Helman shares her advice on […]

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Sameer Soleja on why startups succeed or fail

By |October 19th, 2013|

The startup community loves war stories of successful ventures. We love to hear about them, learn from them, and replicate what they’ve done.

Sameer Soleja, one of the founders of Molecule Software and a 2013 HATCH winner, offers his take on why start-ups succeed or fail:

Everyone loves a success story – how the startup team […]

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Three things every startup entrepreneur needs to know

By |October 15th, 2013|

Rami Essaid, co-founder and president of Distil Networks and HATCH 2012 first place winner, has a history of successful start-ups and offers his advice to future start-ups:

1.         Take every opportunity.  Don’t leave any opportunities on the table because you don’t know which one thing could do it.  HATCH pitch ended up introducing us to our […]

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HATCH at TechStreet Houston application deadline. Apply now.

By |September 21st, 2013|

HATCH pitch early application deadline closed September 20th however there’s still time to apply!  If you applied by September 20, we will have time to ask additional questions that will enhance your chances of being a finalist. If you apply by September 30, we will definitely review your application. The extended application period is open […]

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HATCH 2013 Winners Announced!

By |March 11th, 2013|

What an amazing day! Our 12 finalists made their pitches and our judges selected which companies they would want to invest their virtual $1M in.

The finalists were selected from around the world to participate in the competition and each received one-on-one coaching from mentors to refine their presentations in preparation for the competition. Judges evaluated […]

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Announcing the HATCH Social Media Reach Award

By |March 10th, 2013|

Not attending SXSW, but still looking for a way to show support for your favorite HATCH finalist? You can. Text one or more of the keywords below for your favorite(s). But don’t delay! We’ll be announcing the startup which garnered the most votes in the next few hours.

Future Ad Labs: Text FALSocial to 63566
GeriJoy: […]

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