Programming

Capstone Events

Our Annual Programs help catalyze the WNC Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

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Hatch This

A 3-day hackathon, accelerator and party for WNC startups. Pitch, build and win prizes including seed funding and office space at Hatch!

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Demo Day

A 1-day accelerator event for early stage businesses to present their MVP to Hatch mentors for expert advice & the chance to win seed funding.

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AVL Entrepreneurship Week

Our annual celebration of entrepreneurs in the Asheville community! Proclaimed by the Mayor and co-hosted with area partners (Venture Asheville & The Collider),

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Public Events

Ongoing gatherings for high-growth entrepreneurs.

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Pitch Parties

Are you ready to get your Pitch on? Even if it’s your first time, you can practice your 60 second Pitch on a room full of fun and supportive entrepreneurs. The winner get’s to automatically present at an upcoming 1 Million Cups Asheville!

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High-Impact Workshops

You’re busy. We get it. Our business workshops only bring in the most impactful trainers and high-demand topics that we can find, to help CEOs learn vital skills, without swallowing up your calendar.

Member-Only Events

Where the rubber hits the road! Let our team help you overcome growth-barriers.

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Hatch Salons

Salons are a time for Founders and Teams from Hatch companies, and their mentors, and friends to come together for and evening and “go deep” on a topic of their choice. We temporarily “bring an expert into the room” by watching a “big idea” video about people, technology or challenges; very often we use a TED Talk video. We then end with a moderated discussion. Warning, it gets deep fast, and you will inevitably get to know the people here in a deeper and more meaningful way.

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Skinny Dips

Skinny dips are the first foray for Founders to get to know Hatch’s mentor group. Hatch member companies are invited to spend a session with a hand-picked group of our mentors to tell us about your company, your struggles, and where you’re headed. If it’s a good fit for everyone, we will accept you into a Deep Dive.

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Deep Dives

If you’ve been invited to participate in a Deep Dive, buckle your seatbelt. Our mentors believe in you, your ability to take feedback, and they believe in your company. Deep Dives are for mature entrepreneurs who wish to add rocket fuel to their high-growth venture. Deep Dives happen in 90 day blocks. They are challenging, and acceptance into this program is prestigious.

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Mentorship Opportunities

Founders supporting Founders, in the trenches, everyday.

At Hatch, we don’t just believe in the impact of Founder engagement, we live and breathe it. Our team of expert advisers, investors, and product developers help to lead an impressive and highly active WNC Mentoring Network.

We are always looking for more top-notch talent, so if you’d like to learn more about serving as a Mentor, contact us below.

If you’d like to find out how to engage with our Mentors, please reach out to submit a membership application.

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Programming is the life-blood of Hatch.

Contact us if you have an idea for more ways that we can serve as the WNC voice of Innovation?

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