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Hatch is an intense, hands-on, 4 month mentor based accelerator for high growth companies seeking world-class mentoring and reduced operational costs. Additionally, companies will have access to pre-seed capital as well as the opportunity to meet with several early-stage investors seeking to fulfill their pipeline with organizations with reduced technical risk and proven market relevance.
Hatch offers a hands-on accelerator program modeled on national and international best practices, but is tailored to the unique features of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southeastern Virginia. Unlike incubator programs that support companies in need of long-term residency and extended development time, Hatch is a program that enables companies to quickly achieve meaningful “proof-of-concept” and “proof-of-relevance” milestones. The result is an accelerated validation of viable business models that aids both entrepreneurs and seed-stage investors.
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CampusWise is a college classified company catering exclusively to college students. Our aim is to provide a safe and friendly environment so that students are able to trade both goods and services strictly amongst each other. Each school will have a customized page that will only be accessible to those students who share the same university email.
uVest matches investors with trading opportunities that fit their investment goals. Our platform is designed to give investors the confidence to invest like professional traders on a mobile platform focused on convenience and simplicity. Investors can sync their existing brokerage accounts with the uVest platform and sort through preplanned trading opportunities from verified, high returning traders and investors.
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Reality Bridges built Zombie Tag, real-time geo-location tracking in an active mobile GPS game. Combine the growing genre of the Zombie Apocalypse and your phone to score, rank and create your own events and challenges based on the real world. From college campuses and running trails to your favorite locations around town. With realtime data shown on the dashboard as well as on all the players mobile devices. Whether on the battlefield or the playground with our geo-engine see who, what and where. Zombie Tag is the first product, with the focus on the geo-engine, this is what drives military, police, fire and rescue interest, as well as additional products.
While we leave ourselves open to great entrepreneurs with transformative ideas, we have some general guidelines around company focus. Hatch Accelerator companies are technology companies with a significant technology component, since those are the companies we can help the most. We look for companies best able to take full advantage of the Norfolk opportunity as a starting point to successfully enter the market for their product, service or application. Most Hatch Accelerator companies will be software or software-related in some way, and may be either B-to-B or B-to-C-focused. Our interests are as diverse as your ideas: Internet, Mobile, E-Commerce, Local, Media, Ad Tech, SaaS, Financial Tech, Fashion Tech and Payments. We are looking to you to wow us with anything Internet and software-related that you think is cool. We consider all the business questions around the product business concept and market size. In the end, we want to know if yours is a great team and the right team for your product and business.
Absolutely. We are looking for the most promising business ideas, and we know those come from all over. Once accepted to the program, all Hatch Accelerator companies are then required to relocate to Norfolk for the entire two and half month program.
We have no specific stage requirements, but most companies will have assembled a team and developed an initial product. We don’t reject companies just for being earlier than that, but we like to see the team has made a real commitment to the company.
No. It’s your company. That said, our bias is for two or three person teams, which is based on our experience for the optimal combination of “small enough to move quickly but large enough for idea sharing.” Startups are difficult to do alone.
We don’t require startups to have engineering founders, but we are looking for companies that can make substantial progress on their product during the course of our two and half-month program. Companies with at least one technical co-founder are better able to implement at least some product changes and improvements without hiring additional resources.
While we never say “never,” that would be outside of our standard focus, as the chemistry of a team is critical. Throwing together a business person and an engineer during a Hatch Accelerator program without knowing if they are able to work well together doesn’t make a lot of sense to us.
You can also apply to find a co-founder at http://founderdating.com/.
Yes, we accept companies that have already raised funding.
Although some startups don’t require funding as their primary need, all Hatch Accelerator companies will receive funding as part of their acceptance into the program. We want all the startups in the Accelerator to receive the same basic benefits.
We invest up to $25,000 in each company selected. We don’t vary the amount per founder. We invest in the founders and company, who decide how to use the funds. In addition to this financial investment, our companies are immersed in our operating partner/mentor program, which, in the words of a well-known ad, is priceless. We also provide two and half months’ free office space, free legal, finance, accounting and other business services. In exchange, we receive an 8% equity stake in your company. It’s passive and aligns us with the same economics that you as founders have.
Hatch gives you a chance to grow your business with the help of our operating partners and mentors. All this support can’t make your company successful; that’s your job. But we are with you every step of the way, aligning you with our dream team of experts to help with your many challenges —product, functional or industry-related. We have assembled the most experienced group of entrepreneurial experts in Norfolk, all of whom are on deck to help solve every type of operating and strategic problem startups encounter.
Hatch companies can receive up to $25,ooo in funding.
We recognize most startups in the Hatch will eventually require additional investment. We’ve created a network of investors, both angels and VCs. You’ll have a chance to interact with many of these individuals during the program; we’ll connect you to the investors most appropriate for your company. On Demo Day, you get the opportunity to present your company to hundreds of qualified investors—angels, super-angels and VCs. We can’t guarantee you’ll raise money but we can tell you that investors who are looking for the most promising new startups in Norfolk will hear your pitch.
We don’t. Much like VC firms, we hear too many ideas and see too many pitches to sign NDAs. That said, we are committed to respecting the confidentiality of the information you submit to us during the application process and will not share it outside of the Hatch Accelerator team. We know how hard you work on your ideas.
Hatch is a startup tech accelerator.
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