A first-of-its-kind: A multi-university fed accelerator for post-graduate startups.

In a state that has always dared to be first, there exists an opportunity...

2016 acknowledgements:

2016 CO-WINNER:

PETE DU PONT FREEDOM FOUNDATION – 1ST / 100 IDEAS PRESENTED TO REINVENTING DELAWARE

2016 HONOREE:

ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S TOP 360 U.S. PRIVATE COMPANIES IN LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL IMPACT.

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A Glimpse Into What Partners Get:
Epic marketing reach. Epic deal flow. Epic startups.

Our Mission:
To jive and contribute to the Delaware Growth Agenda

A Focus on Diversity:

Hatch House Ventures has a strong focus on diversity among minority and women owned businesses. According to the Kauffman Foundation, Black-owned firms represent 7 percent of all U.S. businesses, Asian-owned firms represent only 4.3 percent, and Hispanic-owned firms’ share is only 10.6 percent. Hatch House Ventures is proud to state, officially, that 53% of the companies accepted into our programs in the past two years represent a minority group as it pertains to ethnicity.

Hatch House Ventures also maintains a strong male-female ratio-of-participation percentage with over 30% of accepted applicants being female. Given 8% of applications received are from female entrepreneurs, we’re very proud of these numbers with hopes to drive a larger pool of applicants from minority and female entrepreneurs.

The Numbers (Hover To View):

  • White-Causasian
  • African-American
  • Indian
  • Other
  • Female
  • Male
  • LGBT

Learn More:

See the work we've done at Rowan University plus some informational videos on the Hatch House Ventures Wilmington location.

Two Programs Annually. Five Months Each.

The Skinny: First Cohort Schedule

2017

Jan -Jul

Application Period
Startup teams and solo-entrepreneurs are selected through a three-step vetting process. Applicants are eligible if they've graduated, or discontinued their education, within the past 24 months.

Jul 1st

Program Commencement
Startup teams and solo-entrepreneurs are selected through a three-step vetting process. Applicants are eligible if they've graduated, or discontinued their education, within the past 24 months.

Jul 15

Mentor-Pairing Program
The Hatch House Ventures ''hand-off'' takes place at the completion of the program, but starts at the same time the six-month programs starts to ensure all needs are met. Alignments are made with local apartment complexes, co-working spaces, other accelerators, etc. to ensure resources are their to catch graduates of Hatch House Ventures.

Aug 1st

Vendor Referral Program
Approved vendors participate in online learning sessions as well as on-site. A pre-set amount of pro-bono work is conducting in exchange for vendor promotion and referrals based on the readiness of Hatch House Venture startups, but personal referrals are frequent.

Oct 1st

Capital-Feeder Program & Demo Day
Hatch House Ventures works with approximately a dozen investment firms, angel investors/groups, and those interested in deal flow, but who uphold the integrity required to be accepted into the program. In-kind contributions to the Hatch House Ventures community are required to maintain investor presence.

Nov 1st

Hand-off & Localized Transition
The Hatch House Ventures ''hand-off'' takes place at the completion of the program, but starts at the same time the six-month programs starts to ensure all needs are met. Alignments are made with local apartment complexes, co-working spaces, other accelerators, etc. to ensure resources are their to catch graduates of Hatch House Ventures.
Endyear
3
HIGHER ED LOCATIONS
5,200,000$
ALLOCATION
34
STARTUPS TO DATE
33
MENTORS
12
FEEDER FUNDERS

included with all partnerships

  • Marketing
  • Email Newsletter (Monthly)
  • Sponsor Spotlight Email (1x)
  • Social Media Mentions (Monthly)
  • Event Mentions (10x / year)
  • Wall Banner
  • Access to Clients
  • Designated Vendor – Cohort
  • Designated Vendor – Public
  • Innovation and Selection
  • Review board seat
  • 1st Opp – Invest, License, or JV
  • Mentorship spot
  • Community Platform (App)
  • Featured Listing
  • Innovation Center
  • In-Kind Services
  • Co-working space
  • Services

Sponsors frequently ask these questions:

Can we participate in the screening of the startups?

Yes. You will join the committee of participating organizations such as schools, government agencies, investors, and supporters as a member of the screening committee. You can be as involved as much, or as little, as you want. That said, we typically partner with those on more than active, rather than passive, side of things.

How does Hatch House Ventures track and report on promised return to sponsors such as sponsorship placement?

Hatch House Ventures provides a quarterly report to each sponsor with dates, times, and placement of ads, social promotions, or on-site mentions, print ads, etc. Reports are yours to evaluate and we encourage you to be vocal should you want increase, decrease, or change delivery of messaging.

Can I provide technology or services that my organization provides to other similar businesses?

We love this question because the answer is pretty simple. Of course! We prefer sponsors that have a close connection the same audience we work with. They will be equally excited to be a part of a program in which the sponsors provide something they can use or connect with. You’ll find they rock your swag and brag about their relationship with sponsors. And with word-of-mouth being the single best converter of marketing, this fares well for our sponsors.

When does the accelerator cohort(s) begin and end?

We are conducting two 5 month long programs each year. This leaves time for screening and evaluation of the program using startup and stakeholder feedback to continue the growth and improvement of the program. .

How many startups progress through each cohort? How many startups per year?

Each cohort will take on 10-15 startups. With two cohorts per year we should see 20-30 startups per year.

Do the startups live and work in the same location?

Entrepreneurs have the option to live on-site as we require it for top-tier startups, but accommodations can be made for others not wishing to not live on site and will be permitted only on extenuated circumstances.