HATCH Pitch 2012


Application deadline



Competition Organizer

Houston Technology Center

Submission Date


Awards Date


Who's Eligible

A company's product or service must have launched after March 13, 2011 but before June 12, 2012 in order to be eligible. Companies must have raised over $5 million in funds. Presenters must have a SXSW Interactive, Gold, or Platinum badge and be in attendance at the SXSW event venue during the Pitch finals.

Important Dates

Applications are due on February 6, 2012. Finalists will be selected and one-on-one coaching and educational webinars begin in Mid-February 2012. The final Pitch competition will take place at SXSW in Austin, TX.

Competition Prizes

Prize details have not yet been announced. Each finalist will receive one-on-one mentoring to assist them in preparing for the pitch competition. Finalists will also receive access to online education to help them with their business plans and presentations.

Other Info

15 finalists will have 4 minutes each to pitch their startup to a panel of experts and an influential audience at this year's SXSW. They will also be judged on their ability to field questions about their startup.