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.