Aug
23
When: Thursday, Aug 23, 2018, 6:00PM
Where:
205 Main St. E, Menomonie, WI 54751

Hatch is a community-based startup pitch platform to help develop “napkin” ideas into early-stage companies created and produced by BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, along with NEWaukee. We don’t restrict the type of idea you can submit, but it’s important to remember we are looking for high-growth ideas that have scale.

Submit an Idea

In 2018, Hatch is expanding to include 3 regions across the state of Wisconsin. Hatch events will take place in each region during the months of May, July, and September with regional finales happening in November.

The rules are simple. At Hatch, presenters have five minutes to pitch in front of judges and a live audience for the chance to win $2,000 and be selected as a semi-finalist for the Hatch regional finale. The audience has a chance to evaluate and vote for their favorite idea alongside the judges. Beyond the prize money, this is your chance to get the business idea that has been rattling around in your head, out in front of a supportive investors, businesses, and community members. Hatch events are fun, highly social and inspirational.

In each region, the Hatch finale will include all semi-finalists and they will pitch for the grand prize of $5,000 and other business services for the most articulated and furthered business idea. There may also be one or two wildcard slots for presenters that have furthered their business idea.

Cost: Free and open to the public!

Who Should Come: Entrepreneurs, creatives, business professionals, organizers, and investors

What to expect at Hatch events:

  • Network of Wisconsin’s most creative and dynamic individuals
  • Collection of Wisconsin’s most innovative startup resources
  • Access to an exclusive and unexpected venue
  • Complimentary food
  • Complimentary beer & wine
  • DJ
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Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E, Menomonie, WI 54751
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