2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

HATCH Pitch Competition Part 3 + Awards

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HATCH pitch is the revolutionary competition for tech startups making life better. Join our well-connected audience as the last group of finalists present their business plans and receive feedback from esteemed entrepreneur, corporate, angel, and venture investor judges. Tension mounts as the judges select winners. The audience weighs in with comments and votes using mobile and web. Winners of the Qukku video contest are announced and we watch their 1-minute masterpieces. Then comes the big moment when the HATCH pitch winners are announced.

Finalists are selected from a large pool of applicants from around the world. They prepare with education and coaching from experts to refine their business models and presentations to make the most awesome pitch. Prizes include hosting services, tablets, investor meetings, media exposure, office space, consultations, and mentoring. HATCH alumni have raised funds and generally kicked ass.

Come see the best of the best!



Aya Zook

Principal, Microsoft Ventures


Microsoft Ventures. Ex-Bing. Future fiend. Crusader against evil robots (when they rise…because they will).

Balaji Gopinath

VP Emerging Technology

Turner Broadcasting System Inc

Nicole Glaros

Managing Dir


Rick Pleczko

Entrepreneur In Residence

Austin Ventures

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