Congratulations to CancerAid, FairFare, Valhalla Healthcare, and Verimos, who participated in HATCH Pitch Summit 2018 on March 12th at Capital Factory during 2018's SXSW Interactive festival.
Kicking off the Summit was HATCH Pitch founder Greg Wright and past HATCH Pitch Finalist Ridescout's (Moovel) Founder and candidate for Congress, Joseph Kopser. They opened up the stage for finalist pitches from Bryan Mennell of Verimos, Alex Baqui from Valhalla Healthcare, Adero Davis from FairFare and Nikhil Pooviah from CancerAid. After the finalist pitches, the Finalists and Summit attendees had the opportunity to "breakout" into groups with mentors to gain knowledge and get/give feedback.
Following, mentors Juliana Garaizar, Paulo Machado, Roberto Moctezuma and Paul Kwiatowski gave a recap on the productive conversations from each respective Breakout session. HATCH Pitch Summit 2018 Sponsor, Capital Factory's Josh Baer then dropped in to share the Texas Startup Manifesto, declaring Texas as the best place to grow a business. Lastly, as a complete surprise, HATCH Pitch 2016 Finalist SPLT's Yale Zhang surprised the room to talk about SPLT's recent acquisition by Bosch, along with startup advice for the finalists and the crowd.
To re-live HATCH Pitch Summit 2018, watch the saved livestream here.