The Hatch Helps Students Launch Start-Ups
The Falcon Hatchery in the Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership accepts applications each fall from all current BGSU undergraduate students to launch new business ventures as part of the event called "The Hatch." If your application is accepted, you will be paired with an alumni mentor and will prepare a presentation of your business idea to alumni investors.
Find out who the finalists are for 2014.
The 2014 Hatch event is set for April 9 with E-Week (Celebrating Entrepreneurship) scheduled for April 7-11. Stay tuned for more details on great events. This event is presented by the Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the College of Business.
A Look at "The Hatch" - April 2013
|"The Hatch" Recap Video|
The investors provided a total of more than $100,000 to four of the students and their start-ups.
- Krysten Jablonowski, Dorm Room Furniture Company - "Cribs on Campus"
- Scott Hodges, Taco Food Truck Company – "Bueno Vida"
- Kourtney Greco, Children’s Write-a-book
- Hunter Bihn, Personal Sharps Container for Insulin Pen Needles
|Watch 2013's "The Hatch" 1-hour Program - aired on WBGU-TV|
“The Falcon Hatchery provides students the opportunity to learn how to develop a business from successful mentors,” states Kirk D. Kern, Director of the Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU. “We are incubating business ideas that will grow into student run enterprises in the future,” he adds.
|"The Hatch" - 2013|
More than 80 students submitted proposals last year, but only nine students were selected. “The College of Business is known for producing great entrepreneurs,” states Kern. “We want to bring these Falcon Hatchery students front and center in the community and help them grow businesses that support our local economy.”
Students and mentors Reflect on a Great Experience
Here's the video journey of one Hatch participant.
Eleven BGSU alumni spent weeks prior to "The Hatch," successfully preparing the students for their business presentations.