Applications due by 5 p.m. November 14

Do you have an idea that will make a difference?
Do You want to learn how to launch your own business?
Transform your idea into a successful venture at The Hatch!  

Imagine how a new service or product could make lives better, easier or simply more fun. If you have such a vision, The Hatch is your opportunity to start a company that can make a difference. Individuals or teams of up to three are encouraged to apply. All BGSU undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.

You provide the idea, we provide the support to launch your business. Throughout the spring semester, Hatchlings take an Applied Entrepreneurship class, work with a business mentor and meet with faculty members to teach the fundamentals of launching a business.



THE HATCH Timeline 

Have questions about The Hatch or need assistance?  Attend any of The Hatch Workshops to answer questions and refine your idea. You do not need to attend the workshops to apply to The Hatch.

Workshop:  Help form your idea
October 20, 5:30 p.m., Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library
Workshop:  Help refine your idea October 25, 5:30 p.m., Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library
Workshop:  Help with application November 1, 5:30 p.m., Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library
The Hatch applications due
November 14
Semifinalists notified
November 22
Semifinalists pitch to selection committee November 28
The Hatchlings/Hatchling Teams announced December 2
The Hatch
April 6, 2017

How does The Hatch work?

  • Attend optional workshops to help develop and refine your business idea - Oct. 20, Oct. 25 and Nov 1.  Times and locations can be found at bgsu.edu/thehatch.
  • Apply to The Hatch by submitting your business idea. Deadline to apply is November 14. Apply at bgsu.edu/thehatch
  • Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and narrowed down to the semifinalists who will be notified on Nov. 22.
  • Semifinalists will pitch to the selection committee on November 28.
  • The Hatchlings/Hatchling Teams will be announced on December 2.



Apply now at bgsu.edu/thehatch