BrightStar’s 2018 HATCH program will feature three Regional Finales in November

BrightStar’s HATCH program has produced ten preliminary competitions throughout the state this year, where more than 55 entrepreneurs had an opportunity to present their ideas. Ten of those participants each won $2,000 and qualified for an opportunity to “pitch” again in one of the three regional HATCH finales. They will be joined by other presenters that didn’t win their local event but had business ideas that were good enough to be given a second opportunity.

HATCH is a high-energy idea pitch program that offers entrepreneurs the chance to present their business ideas to supportive business and community members in a fun and highly social event format.  At each finale, regional semi-finalists will have five minutes to pitch in front of a panel of judges and a live audience for the chance to win the grand prize of $5,000.

Here are details for the three regional finales. Register to attend by clicking on the links below.

The Southeastern Wisconsin HATCH Regional Finale takes place at the Racine Metro Transit Center at 730 Washington Avenue in Racine on November 1.

The Chippewa Valley HATCH Regional Finale takes place at the Pablo Center at the Confluence located at 128 Graham Avenue in Eau Claire on November 8.

Please come and join us for these remaining events!

For additional information on BrightStar and Hatch, please email Fred Raasch at or call him at 414-224-6000.