Stevens Point
Stevens Point

We are thrilled that the finale event for HATCH a startup competition run by Newaukee and Brightstar Foundation across North Central Wisconsin will be hosted in Stevens Point during Wisconsin Startup Week. HATCH is a pitch competition for new business ideas. Who gets to pitch their ideas? Anyone with a good idea for a new business!

The rules are simple. We don’t restrict the type of idea you can submit, but it’s important to remember this is about moving an idea forward. At HATCH presenters have five minutes to pitch in front of judges and a live audience for the chance to win a $2,000 award and be selected as a semi finalist for the HATCH 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 community. HATCH events are fun, highly social and inspirational.

The HATCH finale will include all 4 semi-finalists and they will pitch for the grand prize of $10,000 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.

The HATCH 2017 Finale Event
When: November 9th, 2017
Where: Stevens Point Municipal Airport – Noel Hangar
Address: 4501 Highway 66, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Cost: Free and open to the public!
Who Should Come: Entrepreneurs, creatives, business professionals, organizers, and investors

What to expect at Hatch events:
– Live music by DJ Dublicit
– Complimentary food and beverages
– Collection of Wisconsin’s most innovative startup resources
– Access to an exclusive and unexpected venue
– Network of Wisconsin’s most creative and dynamic individuals

Pitches include:
– Peter Parker and Landis Brozak – No Leak Siphon Flush Valve (Stevens Point Winner)
– Matthieu Vollmer and Ben Meyers – Arbré Tech (Wisconsin Rapids Winner)
– Daniel Packard and Maurice Woods III – (Wausau Winner)
– Jeremy Solin – Tapped (Marshfield Winner)
– Emily Blomberg – Caboosee (Wildcard)
– Elizabeth Olson – Cheiks (Wildcard)
– Carl Lippert – Feed Manager (Wildcard)

Register for the Hatch Finale here!


2018 Event Info will be available early this fall! 


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