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 pitch audience. These went to Virtuix and GMEX. ClanOgraphy won the Social Media award for using social media to reach the most fans.

Each of the twelve finalists had four minutes to pitch their idea before fielding questions from a panel of judges on Wednesday at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Providing an additional opportunity for startups to participate, HATCH pitch and Qukku partnered to host the "Are you HATCH-worthy?" crowd-voted video pitch contest. This was won by SportsTradex.

Congratulations to our winners and also to our finalists, who provided such strong competition. Thanks to the awesome HATCH pitch team and to all who supported and participated at HATCH pitch at TechStreet Houston!

The next installment of HATCH pitch will next be at SXSW Interactive on March 10, 2014 in Austin, TX. Startups can sign up for the HATCH pitch mailing list to be notified of when the application period opens.