Featuring Revolutionary Startups

HATCH pitch is the revolutionary competition for tech startups making life better. Launched in 2012, HATCH pitch has become one of the most popular Startup Village events at SXSW Interactive. We select and coach 12 early stage tech companies from around the world to present their business plans and receive feedback from rock star judge. The well-connected audience weighs in using mobile and social tools. Applicants also show off their video skills in an exclusive crowd-voted Qukku contest.

The program includes multiple sessions providing opportunities for networking with fans, team members, mentors, advisors, and investors. HATCH pitch winners have received phenomenal interest from media and investors.

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Hatch pitch 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, CEO and HATCH 2012 Winner, Distil.it