Hatch is an intense, hands-on 4 month session and, as such, has high expectations for the companies accepted into the program. Hatch accepts applications from companies located anywhere in the world, but brings them to Norfolk, Virginia, to be mentored and assessed by local, regional, and national experts and investors. Applicants are evaluated according to five criteria (Team, Product, Market, Pain Point and Execution) and Hatch management has assembled a group of well-known and experienced entrepreneurs and investors to help guide company selection.

Once accepted into one of the 4 month sessions, each company is provided with up to $20,000 dollars, with funding provided by individual and institutional investors seeking to (1) acquire a part of these high-potential companies and, (2) support the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southeastern Virginia.

At the end of each 4 month session, the companies present at “Hatch Demo Day” to an audience that includes local, regio...
Hatch is an intense, hands-on 4 month session and, as such, has high expectations for the companies accepted into the program. Hatch accepts applications from companies located anywhere in the world, but brings them to Norfolk, Virginia, to be mentored and assessed by local, regional, and national experts and investors. Applicants are evaluated according to five criteria (Team, Product, Market, Pain Point and Execution) and Hatch management has assembled a group of well-known and experienced entrepreneurs and investors to help guide company selection.

Once accepted into one of the 4 month sessions, each company is provided with up to $20,000 dollars, with funding provided by individual and institutional investors seeking to (1) acquire a part of these high-potential companies and, (2) support the growth of entrepreneurial ecosystem in Southeastern Virginia.

At the end of each 4 month session, the companies present at “Hatch Demo Day” to an audience that includes local, regional, and national investors, economic development professionals, and top service providers. The Hatch companies are then offered an additional 2-months of less-intense support to refine their business model, arrange seed-stage financing (if necessary), and expand into the markets identified in the initial 4 month session.
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