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HATCH Pitch 2018 Finalists Announced

HATCH Pitch 2018 Finalists Announced

The time for HATCH Pitch Summit 2018 is upon us. We are proud to announce the talented teams that will have the honor of joining the HATCH community on March 12th at 9:30 am.

HATCH pitch 2017 In Review

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HATCH pitch 2017 In Review

HATCHpitch 2017 was an engaging and memorable event where members from the HATCHpitch community came together to empower and educate the next class of HATCHpitch finalists. 

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Demystifying the HATCH pitch application process

HATCH pitch has an unique application process (in fact it's a bit like a mini-accelerator). Our four step process provides applicants the opportunity to revise their application after receive feedback on their business models from HATCH pitch mentors. Read on to find out how to get the most out of this process.

HATCH pitch @ SXSW 2015 Winners Announced

HATCH pitch @ SXSW 2015 Winners Announced

Admetsys wins HATCH pitch competition at SXSW Startup Village

HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced its winners at SXSW Interactive Startup Village at the Hilton Austin Downtown in Austin, TX held March 16th. Admetsys, Astroprint, and Plum were selected by the judges as the best of the best!  Each of the 12 finalists had four minutes to pitch their idea before fielding questions from a panel of fourteen corporate, angel, and venture investor judges.

SXSW Overview / Survival Tips

SXSW Overview / Survival Tips

It’s only one week till HATCH pitch Day with SXSW Interactive officially kicking off this lucky Friday, March 13.  We are excited to see all of you in person in Austin. To help out with things, here is some critical info and logistics you will want to know regarding your participation in and around HATCH pitch as well as some SXSW tips and tricks.

Applications In - Finalists Announced Soon

Applications In - Finalists Announced Soon

HATCH pitch is in full swing for its SXSW 2015 event and all applications are now in for the final review. Applicants have given it their best - some even utilizing feedback from HATCH pitch itself, and made their submissions. Eagerly awaiting news with their fingers crossed, applying startups have filled the applicant message board with well wishes to all their fellow applicants and comments of hope and anticipation to meet everyone at SXSW.

Final Deadline Today

Final Deadline Today

HATCH pitch is in full swing for the SXSW 2015 event and today, Jan 20, is the last day for applications. If you’re a startup and haven’t yet applied, now is the time!  

Great things happen here! We have just added judges from two of the top seed VC’s, Intel Capital and Atlas Venture, and we will shortly announce more! The number and the quality of applications we’re receiving is skyrocketing. Take advantage of the time left and finalize your application now. No applications will be accepted after the Jan 20th deadline.

Also, be sure to visit HATCH pitch’s evaluation criteria for tips on beefing up your application and increasing your chances to present on stage at SXSW Interactive. HATCH pitch is happening on March 16, in Austin, TX, so mark your calendars.

Updated Deadlines

Updated Deadlines

Good news for all you hatch-a-preneurs! We have created the ability for you to receive feedback from our mentors on your initial application and then allow you to revise your application for the chance to rank higher. With this, we have new deadlines for submissions:

Dec 30: Receive early feedback by Jan 10. More time to revise. Possibility for 2 revisions.

Jan 10: Receive feedback by Jan 16. Only 4 days to revise.

Jan 20: Final application deadline.

If you finalized your application by December 30, you will begin to receive feedback before January 10. Everyone else who finalizes their application by January 10 will receive feedback by January 16. Everyone will have until January 20 to submit final applications. No submissions or revisions are allowed after January 20.

If you are crackin’ awesome or you are endorsed by an accelerator or an investor, we will consider your application up to January 20 even if you missed the January 10 deadline. However, these late applications will not receive feedback.

  

Work Hard, Dream Big: HATCH pitch SXSW 2015 Applications Now Live

Work Hard, Dream Big: HATCH pitch SXSW 2015 Applications Now Live

We’re inviting all early stage technology startups with new, disruptive products to apply for the 4th annual HATCH pitch at SXSW’s Startup Village.  Finalists will be selected to present 4-minute business plans to a panel of rock star judges in front of the SXSW audience on March 16th, 2015, in Austin, TX.

What is it Like Winning HATCH pitch?

“I was completely honored and humbled by the entire experience, and also surprised because you don’t ever walk into these things thinking you’re going to win. All you’re thinking is I’m going to do my absolute best and hope for the best,” said Divya Dhar, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Seratis, winner of HATCH pitch SXSW 2014.

“We now have five active pilot sites and are adding approximately one new pilot site per month.”

How Do I Become a Finalist?

Finalists for HATCH pitch are selected based on a range of criteria including how revolutionary the idea is, how the company is making life better, what’s great about the founders and team, and what’s the scalability of the product. 

If you’re out to make the world smarter, healthier, happier, faster, or safer, apply here before the December 30, 2014 deadline for the chance to appear on one of the most awesome technology stages in the world! Apply Now!