Announcing Hatch This 2017

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Hatch This

WNC’s 3-Day Startup Throwdown   


Announcing “Hatch This”, WNC’s 3-day Start-up Throw-down

Pitch, build, and win your way to mentorship, seed funding, and office space at Asheville’s entrepreneurship hub.

Asheville, NC – June 19, 2017 (Updated: August 8, 2017) – Hatch This is an entrepreneurial event bringing makers, artists, and dreamers together to build a business in just one weekend.

A mash-up of, a hackathon, an accelerator, and a weekend-long party, Hatch This matches attendees in teams with expert mentorship to craft a startup and compete for prizes including seed funding and office space at Hatch Asheville, located at 45 S. French Broad in downtown.

Attendees should come ready to pitch a business idea or ready to offer your skills and join a team.  Once teams form, the real work begins: build a prototype, get real user feedback, pitch your deck in front of real investors, and win prizes.

You can be a coder, a designer, a programmer, an engineer, a strategist, a networker, an MBA, an entrepreneur, a finance-whiz, an inventor, an innovator, a doodler, an artist, a creator, a builder, an academic, a drop-out, an investor, a founder or a future co-founder – all are welcome to participate at Hatch This!

Leading up to Hatch This, Hatch Asheville will host a series of events including a Pitch-Practice event, legal workshops, a rapid prototyping workshop, and a panel on diversity in technology companies. These events will be listed on as they are posted.

Hatch This is actively seeking sponsors who desire to support the entrepreneurial community and expand their reach with a new class of business creators. Contact us below for sponsorship opportunities.

When: November 3 to 5

Cost: $75 (General Admission) $50 (Students)

Where: 45 S. French Broad (Parking in Rear or across the street after 5:30 PM)

Prizes include: Residency in HatchWorks, Seed Funding, Professional Services, and more…

Event Schedule

Friday 11/3 5:30pm – Kickoff, Pitch Ideas and Form Teams

  • Intro and keynote speaker
  • Ideas are pitched in 1min format, voted on and teams are formed
  • Work begins…
  • (dinner provided)

Saturday 11/4 8am – Working and Learning

  • Breakfast followed by a Pitch workshop for all
  • Mentoring sessions with top entrepreneurs and experts
  • Work, work, work, iterate, test, validate, work
  • Pitch practice
  • (breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)

Sunday 11/5 8am – Working, Pitching, Winning

  • Breakfast and address for all
  • More mentoring sessions with top experts
  • More pitch practice
  • FINAL PITCHES for prizes starting around 6pm; 5min pitch, 5min QA and judging by panel of expert judges
  • Wrap-up by 9pm
  • (breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)



Thank you to our Sponsors:

Van Winkle Law Firm

Wicked Weed Brewing


Spencer and Agans PLLC Business and Employment Law

Leah B. Noel CPA

The Platinum Group

AB Tech

Contact us for Sponsorship Opportunities or Questions