Hen Hatch is the University of Delaware’s premier startup funding competition. It provides entrepreneurial students, alumni, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to make connections and collect feedback on their ideas while competing for startup cash and prizes totaling about $50,000.
- Alumni, faculty and staff
- Participants submit a 3-5 page business concept for evaluation by seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and business consultants.
- Participants who are judged as having submitted one of the best 10 business ideas to the student track and one of the 10 best business ideas to the alumni, faculty, & staff track present an investment pitch to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and business consultants.
- Participants who are judged as having submitted one of the best 3 business ideas in each track present an investment pitch to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, and business consultants. The judging panel determines the allocation of prizes.
January 20, 2014 | Submission deadline (submit concepts to email@example.com)
February 21, 2014 | Notification of semi-finalists
March 14 & 21, 2014 | Semi-final presentations and selection of finalists
April 7-16, 2014 | Finalist rehearsals
April 30, 2014 | Final round presentations
Anniversary, a mobile app for reliving fun or sentimental moments with family and friends, led by Benjamin Klein and Kenneth Wallach
Bonneterie, a concept for hand-made knitted ear warmers, led by Caroline LaPrise
Nemesis, a company for aftermarket parts for Audi and Porsche enthusiasts, led by Danielle Whitaker
Alumni, Faculty and Staff Track
AnCatt, a conductive polymer used as an anti-corrosive coating, led by Sue Wang, Nar Wang and Jianguo Wang
Healio, a mobile app that eliminates the need for most in-person post-surgical wound care follow-up appointments, led by Peter Jackson, Benjamin Arneberg, Gino Inverso, Nathan Ie and Patty Furukawa
WholesomeOne, a WebMD for holistic medicine, led by Kevin Burke, Greg Wilson, Cristie Ritz-King, Jessica Braun and Kristen Stewart