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 the 4-minute pitches with Realty Mogul coming out on top. Realty Mogul is a marketplace for accredited investors to pool money online and buy shares of real property like office buildings, apartment buildings and retail centers. They are based in Beverly Hills, CA and will receive a prize package that includes hosting services, investor meetings, media exposure, office space, consultations, and mentoring.

Second place went to Houston-based Molecule Software, makers of light, fast, and easy-to-use energy risk software and third was Taskbox, a company based in Austin that has developed a mobile email application that allows you to clear a full inbox in less than 60 seconds, while simultaneously creating a prioritized task list of all of the items that need additional follow-up. Two additional prizes were awarded based on crowd participation via text voting. The Audience Favorite based on votes in the room went to TaskBox. The Social Favorite went to Lynx Laboratories for generating the most buzz on their social media channels during the event.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to our judges and sponsors! We truly enjoyed meeting you and your teams and wish you the best! Keep in touch! For more information about the winning companies, their prizes, or HATCH, please visit www.hatchpitch.com.