These frequently asked questions cover a typical HATCH pitch competition. Other opportunities and services may have different requirements.

Q: How do I know if HATCH pitch is for me?
A: HATCH pitch is for startups:

  • Creating an innovative technology-based product or service.

  • Looking for publicity and recognition for their groundbreaking concept.

  • Seeking active coaching / mentoring.

  • Interested in receiving funding.

Q: Eligibility Requirements?
A: Applicants to HATCH pitch must meet the following requirements:

  • Company’s product / service must have launched within the past 2 years.

  • Founders must retain some portion of ownership in the company.

  • Received less than $5 million in funding from 3rd party investors.

  • Presenter must actively participate in HATCH pitch coaching.

Q: How long will I have to pitch? 
A: Two to five minutes followed by several minutes of questions from the judges.

Q: Is there an application fee?
A: No fee to apply. There may be fees depending on the service or event selected.