HATCH Startup Pitch Competition at SXSW 2013

Description

HATCH is a pitch competition for revolutionary startups. We will select 12 finalists to present their business plans to a panel of corporate, angel, and venture investor judges in front of a well-connected audience at SXSW on March 10th, 2013 in Austin, TX.

Program Highlights
- Pitch at SXSW – Finalists will have approximately 4 minutes to pitch their revolutionary startup to a panel of experts and an influential audience. They will also field probing questions from judges on their product, market, business model, and more.
- Coaching – An experienced coach will provide one-on-one mentoring to selected participants prior to SXSW, assisting finalists in preparing for the competition.
- Education – Each finalist will receive access to online education to assist them in hatching their business plans and ensuring the best possible presentation at SXSW.

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About HATCH

HATCH is a pitch competition for revolutionary startups. We will select 12 finalists to present their business plans to a panel of corporate, angel, and venture investor judges in front of a well-connected audience at SXSW on March 10th, 2013 in Austin, TX.

Program Highlights

Pitch at SXSW – Finalists will have approximately 4 minutes to pitch their revolutionary startup to a panel of experts and an influential audience. They will also field probing questions from judges on their product, market, business model, and more.
Coaching – An experienced coach will provide one-on-one mentoring to selected participants prior to SXSW, assisting finalists in preparing for the competition.
Education – Each finalist will receive access to online education to assist them in hatching their business plans and ensuring the best possible presentation at SXSW.

Key Dates and Milestones

January 30, 2013 at 9PM Central – Application Period Closes
Mid February – Finalists Selected
Mid February – One-on-one coaching begins
March 10, 2013 – Pitch competition at SXSW in Austin, TX

Reasons To Apply

- Focused exposure to investors and industry leaders as part of the judging & coaching process.
- Exposure to the tech savvy SXSW audience at an official SXSW event.
- Photo and interview opportunities with the attending press.
- Outstanding prizes.

Website

http://www.hatchpitch.com/

Competition Organizer

HATCH presented by The Houston Technology Center

Local US Event
Houston, TX
*Available in all states*

Submission Date

1-30-2013

Business Plan Submission Date

1-30-2013

Awards Date

3-10-2013

Competition Category
  • Graduate - All U.S.
  • Business - All U.S.
  • Technology - Other
  • Business - Global
  • Graduate - Global
Who's Eligible

In order to compete in HATCH, finalists must meet the following eligibility requirements:

- A company’s product / service must have launched no earlier than January 1, 2011.
- A company’s product / service must not be launched after June 30, 2013.
- Companies will be allowed to submit only one product / service to HATCH. Companies who submit more than one product / service will not be eligible to participate.
- Founders of the applying startup must retain some portion of ownership in the company to be eligible to participate.
- Must not have raised over two million in funds from combined funding sources.
- The presenter must actively participate in the educational and coaching components of HATCH.
- Each startup is to be represented by two individuals who have SXSW Interactive, Gold, or Platinum badges and are in attendance at check-in time on March 10, 2013 at the event venue in Austin, TX. At the designated time, one person will present the startup while the other person will operate the accompanying pitch deck.
- Present their pitch using the official software and laptop(s) designated by HATCH.
- Sign any necessary video or similar releases that may be made available.

Important Dates

- January 30, 2013 at 9PM Central – Application Period Closes
- Mid February – Finalists Selected
- Mid February – One-on-one coaching begins
- March 10, 2013 – Pitch competition at SXSW in Austin, TX

Competition Prizes

Prizes include hosting services, investor meetings, media exposure, office space, consultations, and mentoring.

Other Info

This is an opportunity to pitch your startup as part of an official event that is taking place in SXSW's Startup Village.