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Hatch This

November 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Hatch This

WNC’s 3-Day Startup Throwdown


Hatch This Rescheduled to November 3-5, 2017

ASHEVILLE, August 8, 2017  – Hatch This, a local competition to build a business in a weekend, has changed dates. The Hatch This team decided to move the date based on a high number of events and activities going on in Asheville during the originally scheduled weekend in September. Now the second week of September will be Asheville Entrepreneurship Week, with a host of events to be found on Hatch This is being rescheduled to November 3-5, 2017.

Hatch This is a mashup of a “startup weekend,” a hackathon and an accelerator, all wrapped up in a weekend-long party, with the goal of matching up attendees with expert mentorship as they compete for prizes including seed funding and office space at Hatch AVL.

Who should attend? People who have an idea to start a business, people who to be on the founding team of a new business, or people who want to network and mingle with the best and brightest entrepreneurs and mentors in Asheville. Attendees should be prepared to pitch a business idea or offer their skills and join a team.

Tickets can be purchased for this event at

Hatch This is actively seeking sponsors who desire to support the entrepreneurial community and expand their reach with a new class of business creators.

When: November 3 to 5

Cost: $75 (General Admission) $50 (Students)

Where: 45 S. French Broad (Parking in Rear or across the street after 5:30 PM)

Prizes include: Valued at over $15,000 (including residency in HatchWorks, Seed Funding, Professional Services, and more…

Event Schedule

Friday 11/3 5:30 pm – Kickoff, Pitch Ideas, and Form Teams

  • Intro and keynote speaker
  • Ideas are pitched in 1min format, voted on and teams are formed
  • Work begins…

Saturday 11/4  – Working and Learning

  • Breakfast followed by a Pitch workshop
  • Mentoring sessions with top entrepreneurs and experts
  • Work, work, work, iterate, test, validate, work
  • Pitch practice

Sunday 11/5– Working, Pitching, Winning

  • Breakfast and address
  • More mentoring sessions with top experts
  • More pitch practice
  • FINAL PITCHES for prizes starting around 6 pm; 5min pitch, 5min QA and judging by panel of expert judges

About Hatch AVL Foundation

Hatch co-locates high-growth startups under one roof in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina.We provide space for key talents such as mentors, guides, lawyers, bankers, and investors. Founders can learn from each other and experienced professionals every day.  Special programs, events, and partnerships are organized through Hatch to enrich ourselves and our community.



November 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
November 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


45 S. French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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