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 $50,000.
- Students (undergradute & graduate)
- Alumni, Faculty & Staff
- Participants submit a 3-5 page written 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.
Week of November 17, 2014 | Hen Hatch 2015 Online Application Form using Pitchburner Opens
January 19, 2015 | Registration/submission deadline
February 20, 2015 | Notification of semi-finalists
March 13 & 20, 2015 | Semifinal presentations and selection of finalists in each track
April 28, 2015 | Final round presentations at UD's Innovation & Entrpreneurship Showcase
ShopTutors, led by Nathaniel Matherson and Matt Lenhard
Udwell, led by Yael Bloom and Tali Cohen
Board to Death, led by Chris Melillo and Krista Adams
Alumni, Faculty and Staff Track
PenguinAds, led by Mac Nagaswami
Jaggery, led by Asmita and Anand Atre
Grasshopper Talent App, led by Liz Brenner, Nicole McCabe and Deb Stambaugh