BGSU, Owens announce new partnerships | ‘Hatch’ students receive support
Owens Community College President Michael Bower and BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazy shake hands on their agreement.
OWENS AND BGSU ANNOUNCE COLLABORATIONS
Owens Community College and BGSU have announced that they are pursuing a series of new partnerships that will expand opportunities for students.
The institutions signed a letter of agreement outlining the proposed collaborations, which include adding additional transfer agreements, identifying new
opportunities for students by sharing enrollment information, and developing clear program and degree pathways for students transferring between the two
ASPIRING STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS ‘HATCH’ THEIR BUSINESSES WITH INVESTOR SUPPORT
Twelve BGSU students competed in "The Hatch" April 9, presenting their business plans to six investors as they vied for funds to launch their ideas.
This year, more than 1,300 people gathered in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Grand Ballroom to watch the aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their ideas
to the panel of investors, similar to the television show "Shark Tank." "The Hatch" event was also streamed live to audiences around the
world. Nearly 70 Hatch Watch parties took place around the country, with one taking place in Germany.
Ten out of the 12 were offered some form of future support ranging from actual funding to grant-writing services and even legal services. While not all 10
students were funded at the event, the investors felt strongly that even though their business might not be quite ready to launch, their business ideas
were worth pursuing.