These frequently asked questions cover a typical HATCH pitch competition. Other opportunities and services may have different requirements.

Q: How do I know if HATCH pitch is for me?
A: HATCH pitch is for startups:

  • Creating a product / service based on a disruptive or innovative technology.
  • Looking for publicity and recognition for their groundbreaking concept.
  • Seeking active coaching / mentoring.
  • Interested in receiving funding.
  • Creating a concept that has potential to be investable by Angels or VCs within next 12 months.

Q: Eligibility Requirements?
A: Applicants to HATCH pitch must meet the following requirements:

  • Company’s product / service must have launched within the past 2 years. 
  • Companies will be allowed to submit only 1 product / service to HATCH pitch. 
  • Founders must retain some portion of ownership in the company.
  • Received less than $3 million in funding from 3rd party investors. 
  • Presenter must actively participate in HATCH pitch coaching. 

Q: How long will I have to pitch? 
A: Four minutes followed by several minutes of questions from the judges.

Q: Is there an application fee?
A: No fee to apply. There may be fees depending on the service or event selected.