HATCH: The pitch competition for revolutionary tech startups. Join our well-connected audience as the finalists present their business plans and receive feedback from esteemed entrepreneur, corporate, angel, and venture investor judges. The audience weighs in with comments and votes using mobile and web.
Hatchpitch gave Distil amazing exposure. Thanks to the pitch event, we were able to meet our current lead investor and raise our next round of funding. - Rami Essaid, Distil.it CEO and HATCH 2012 Winner
The program spans three SXSW sessions providing networking opportunities with fans, team members, mentors, advisors, and investors.
Finalists were selected from a pool of applicants from around the world. They prepare awesome pitches with education and coaching from experts to refine their business models and presentations. Judges select winners after hearing all the presentations. Prizes include hosting services, investor meetings, media exposure, office space, consultations, and mentoring. HATCH alumni have raised funds and generally kicked ass. HATCH features startups from technology accelerators and incubators.