Rising Stars

On March 16th at SXSW Interactive, twelve awesome startups who rose to the top from a pool of hundreds from around the world will compete head-to-head to claim the most in HATCH dollar investments to become this year’s 1st place winner. With over $150M raised by past HATCH pitch winners since 2012 including one acquisition, real world investments are highly likely to follow. These ‘making life better’ startups will present to a panel of world class judges consisting of top VCs, Fortune 100 enterprise executives, and top accelerators. This is a must attend event for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone who's truly a fan of startup life.


The Twelve

The Finalists for this year’s HATCH pitch SXSW competition are:

Admetsys (Boston) - Artificial pancreas for hospitalized patients.

Ambix (UK) - Member engagement software that creates a flexible cloud community and allows members to have their own private social network while helping them to collaborate confidently online. 

AstroPrint (San Diego) - Universal cloud OS for the 3D printing industry.

BeConnections (Madrid, Spain) - The 1st B2B search engine & network that connects businesses, globally.

Branching Minds (New York) - Web-app that helps I.D., understand, and respond to learning challenges.

Cargo Labs (Portland, OR) – Internet of things platform for the car

Cheddar Up, LLC (Denver) - Dramatically simplified group payment management

Nanopore Diagnostics (St. Louis) - Molecular diagnostics company developing a rapid and portable assay system.

Plum (Austin) - The Plum Lightpad allows you to control your lights from your smartphone from home or away.  Plum - never come home to a dark house again. 

Procyrion (Houston) - Procyrion is developing Aortix, a no-surgery booster pump for the heart

SnowShoe Stamp (San Francisco) - Creating magic with a touch of plastic

Wyzerr (Los Angeles) - Reinventing the way customer feedback data is collected and analyzed


HATCH Day Closing In

HATCH pitch’s SXSW 2015 competition is just around the corner and bookings are filling up quickly. Now is the time to cement your plans to attend this startup community all-star packed event. Find out more about HATCH pitch’s three sessions at this years SXSW Interactive’s Startup Village at http://qkk.me/1ztyOsz.

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