Hatch Demo Days Are Where Good Ideas Become the Best Ideas
Are you an early stage startup or team that has encountered a log jam? Need some fresh outlooks beyond the basics? Come and present your MVP to the varsity team of Asheville’s startup community and leave with advanced insight that will take your idea farther, faster. Bring your business plan, team, and your A-game as you network in a community of people that are committed to your success. On top of it all, our three finalists will come away with seed capital, mentorship, and other prizes to “hatch” their ideas. By the end of the day, you’ll be better equipped, better networked, and better resourced to take your company to the next level!
Don’t have a business plan to present, or have not yet formed your team? Come anyway! We’ll pair you up with an existing business so that you can learn along with them for the day. And, you’ll meet some of the coolest entrepreneurs and mentors in Asheville!
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WHY SHOULD I ATTEND
HATCH DEMO DAY?
Opportunities to get real feedback on your ideas are rare. Even more rare is to spend a day in a room with people like you who want to work on new ideas. This is your chance to present your idea, gain unparalleled feedback, and win resources to excel your growth forward!
If you’re on this list, you should be here.
- If you have been working on a business
- If you have an idea for a business
- Coders who want to solve a new problem
- People looking for business partners
- Collaboration Space
- World-Class Mentors
- The potential to win seed money, and other prizes to “Hatch” your ideas.
Do I have to Present an Idea?
My passion is people. Serving the Anthroware team, and serving our partners. I love creating delightful digital projects that make a difference. Software should get out of your way so you can get back to doing the things you love. My job is to pursue this goal for our partners. We build software for humans.
From 1996 through 2014, Lee Byberg was employed by Life-Science Innovations & Affiliated Companies (LSI), a engineering, agriculture, and bioscience company with over 1500 employees, where he served in multiple leadership roles with affiliated companies.
Since 2014, Lee has served as CEO of Rivendell Education Company, LLC, a company based in Minnesota focused on developing and licensing curriculum and critical thinking software in the field of education.
Bobby Norment is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Rivendell Worldview Education Company, LLC, an educational services company that develops educational curriculums, methods, principles, and tools needed by local institutions to equip a generation of people for transformational purposes.
Emily currently serves as the President of FemCity Asheville, a professional networking, training, and mentoring program serving women entrepreneurs of the Greater Asheville Area. She is a member of the leadership team for the Asheville 1 Million Cups, is a certified trainer in the REAL Entrepreneurship Curriculum, and serves as Board Treasurer for The Sequoyah Fund. Emily is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. She has been a trainer and Keynote for the Brushy Fork Institute at Berea College since 2013.
Murphy is the CEO, co-founder and Creative Director at Kudzu Brands as well as a business speaker, educator, storyteller, and performer. She is known for her enthusiasm and passion for helping businesses grow. About Murphy, clients have said, “Murphy is gifted in sensing and expressing a business's personality and vision. She has a particular talent for seeing creative ways of sharing that personality and vision with the world.”
Murphy serves on the advisory board for The UNCA School of Business. She is a recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. Murphy is also the co-founder and facilitator of the Bonfire Storytelling for Business Conference.
George now invests and advises with the entrepreneur community in Asheville, NC, addressing the ideation, incubation and scale-up phases of new business creation. George is a founding Board member and President of Hatch AVL, an Asheville-based startup co-location and incubation facility.
He and his wife live in Hendersonville, NC, where she operates an award winning B&B, the Elizabeth Leigh Inn. Mike is currently Chief Development Officer for EmployBridge, LLC, a $3B staffing company based in Atlanta.