Eau Claire at 6:00 PM

Hatch: Chippewa Valley Regional Finals

Product Showcase

Date & Time
Thu, Nov 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pablo Center at the Confluence
128 Graham Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Hatch is a community-based startup pitch platform to help develop “napkin” ideas into early-stage companies

The rules are simple. At the Hatch finale, all regional semi-finalists will have five minutes to pitch in front of judges and a live audience for the chance to win the grand prize of $5,000 and other business services for the most articulated and furthered business idea. The audience has a chance to evaluate and vote for their favorite idea alongside the judges. There may also be one or two wildcard slots for presenters that have furthered their business idea.

Beyond the prize money, this is their chance to get the business idea that has been rattling around in their head, out in front of supportive investors, businesses, and community members. Hatch events are fun, highly social and inspirational.

Cost: Free and open to the public!

Who Should Come: Entrepreneurs, creatives, business professionals, organizers, and investors

Hatch is produced statewide by BrightStar Wisconsin and NEWaukee.
Local support for Hatch comes from Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, Dunn County Economic Development Corporation, and Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.

Part of Startup Eau Claire Week, presented by Royal Credit Union.
Key local partners for Startup Eau Claire Week include Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, City of Eau Claire Economic Development, Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program (UW- Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Technical College Entrepreneurship Program, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Developers Group, Startup48, Chippewa Valley Tours, You Are Here, LLC, Design Dialog Co., and Red Letter Grant.
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Eau Claire is a small city that is continuously highlighted on lists such as Best Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes), Best Cities for Work-Life Balance (NerdWallet), is an All-America City Award Winner (National Civic League), and is recognized as a leading location for Economic and Job Growth (Area Development). In addition to our strong business and industrial environment, Eau Claire enjoys a thriving quality of life that is supported by a evolving arts and music scene, which is consistently showcased in our many indoor and open air venues. To nurture our expanding entrepreneurial scene, community partners working together continuously provide our community with programs and events, such as 1 Million Cups, HATCH Pitch Competitions, the Idea Challenge, Jumpstart Downtown, and Startup 48.
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