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Hatch Pitch Night

September 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hatch’s Annual Pitch Night

Are you interested in Entrepreneurship?
Do you have an idea for a start up?
Do you already have a start up?

Join us on Wednesday September 28th in the University Centre Atrium to pitch for a spot in this year’s Cohort.

APPLY NOW: hatch.center/apply

No pitch? No problem.
We welcome all audience wanting to observe the Hatch “Dragon’s Den” at Pitch Night.

Why should you be a part of the 2016-2017 Hatch Cohort?
– Exclusive workshops
– Mentorship
– Seed Funding ($1,500)
– Amazon Webservices (up to $2,600)
– Co-working space
& more


Hatch Green Carpet & Pre-pitch Session
Wednesday September 19th @ 5:30pm-8:30pm
HCI Building 5th Floor (Behind Loeb)
– See what Hatch is planning for this year and get advice from one of the panelists on how to make a great pitch!

Please see rules and regulations below.

Official Pitch Night Rules and Regulations:

**Definitions: “Idea” refers to a conceptual idea that a student will be pitching to develop into a startup. “Business” refers to a business that a student already leads, has generated revenue off of, and has already developed a working model of their unique value proposition. “Founder(s)” refer to those student willing to pitch their “Idea” at Pitch Night. “Startup” refers to the businesses or ideas that are accepted into the Hatch Class of 2016 program and will be participating in 2015-2016 programming. The “Hatch Program” refers to the programming that is made exclusively available for accepted “Startups” and will include both open and closed events.

Pitches can be either of the following nature:
idea that can be executed within 8 months
existing business with less than $50,000 of revenue
At least one current undergraduate or graduate Carleton University student must be pitching.
For existing businesses, the team of founders and team members of the pitching business who will benefit from the hatch program cannot exceed 5.
If accepted into the Hatch program, you must make every effort to have at least one team member of your startup attend all hatch programming when possible.
If accepted as a founder, you must be willing to collaborate and build your startup’s team with at least one student from the Carleton University community.

Each pitch should not exceed 5 minutes. Judges and/or Hatch program directors may cut you off. A question period of up to 10 minutes will follow, for a total of 15 live minutes.
Each Pitchee is entitled to bring a supporting visual presentation (must be compatible with a Mac computer – either PowerPoint, Keynote, or web-based presentation, or they can bring their own laptop).
Pitchers are also entitled to provide a demonstration of their business idea, being rational and reasonable during their demonstration.
All pitches must be respectful of Carleton University’s community and values.

You will be evaluated based on what stage of creation you are pitching.
If you are pitching an Idea, you will be mostly evaluated on the feasibility of your idea and how you plan to create a tangible business by the end of the 8-month program in April 2016.
If you are pitching a business, you will be evaluated on the problem you are solving, your understanding of the market, your plan to mitigate market risks, and most importantly: your Unique Value Proposition.
After Pitch Night, the judges will forward their feedback to the Hatch Directors, who will review and select the Hatch Class of 2016. You will be notified of our decision within 7 days. You may be required to provide additional information to assist with the decision as on request of the Hatch Directors.
Hatch plans to accept 5 Ideas and 5 Businesses into our program. If there is a proportional sway towards one or the other category of pitch, we may decide to modify the number of accepted businesses.

APPLY: hatch.center/apply

Please email hatch@cusaonline.ca if you have any questions.


September 28, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm