The application process ended 5 p.m. November 14th

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.



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