Hatch This 2019

By October 14, 2019 No Comments

$20,000 in prizes entices Asheville’s top entrepreneurs to the weekend accelerator event of Asheville, Hatch This from November 1-3, 2019. 

45 S French Broad Ave.

Asheville, NC 28801



ALL AGES // $50 – $75 // Nov 1 – 3 

Back for the third year, Hatch This brings a game-changing mash-up of an accelerator, a hackathon, and a weekend-long party for the Asheville entrepreneurial community.  Aspiring founders arrive on Friday evening with an idea, work throughout the weekend with their team and world-class mentors, and leave Sunday evening with a fleshed out business plan!   Hatch This offers a rare combination of world-class business acumen and startup intensity to help participants compete for a $20,000 value prize package, including a portion in seed funding.

Here’s How It Works

Participants should come ready to pitch a business idea, or to join a team and support that team in developing their idea. Aspiring founders pitch their business ideas, and the event attendees choose their favorites. The winning founders then form their teams from the remaining event attendees.  Once teams form, the real work begins: in small groups they build a prototype, get real user feedback, get coaching from Hatch Mentors, pitch their deck in front of real investors, and compete for the prize package.

Presented by the Hatch AVL Foundation, Hatch This will be hosted at the Hatch building at 45 S. French Broad Ave.  The closing pitch event on Sunday evening will take place at the Hi-Wire Big Top.

Tickets to participate are only $75 for general admission and $50 for student admission.  This includes the entire weekend of business building, mentorship, festivities, food, and swag! The general public is invited to attend the Final Pitch event on Sunday, November 3, with tickets at no cost.

Whether you’re an engineer, designer, creator, entrepreneur, investor, or future co-founder – Hatch This welcomes you into our innovation learning lab! Join us November 1st through the 3rd to expand your network, immerse yourself in the startup culture, and jump start Asheville’s best ideas.

For the full agenda, mentor lineup, and ticket details, please visit:  http://www.hatchavl.org/hatchthis