Welcome High School Students!

2019-Hatch

The Hatch™

Your high school is among an exclusive group invited to take advantage of a unique opportunity to teach students about entrepreneurship in a fun and engaging way! We will have activities for you to participate in throughout the spring leading up to our live Hatch event on April 11, 2019.


Reservations are limited to the first 350 students for each event.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please email Susan Kosakowski or call at 419-372-0232.

The Hatch registered

The Hatch has transformed entrepreneurship in the College of Business by incorporating experiential learning in a program unlike any other throughout the country. We'd like to offer your students the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship firsthand and inspire their own entrepreneurial spirit.

With a format similar to the television show "Shark Tank," student entrepreneurs present business ideas to a group of alumni investors vying for funds to launch their businesses. Nearly $500,000 has been committed to student start-ups.

During the fall, BGSU students apply to The Hatch. Throughout a 10-week program, our students work with faculty and an alumni mentor to develop their business idea and work on their pitch. We anticipate a live audience of 1,600 cheering on the Hatchlings this April.

We invite you to The Hatch on April 11, 2019.

Register your class to attend

Register for a Hatch Watch Party
With 10 or more students, we will send you CoB swag to distribute during your party. 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please email Susan Kosakowski or call at 419-372-0232.

Want to learn more about The Hatch™?

See what happened in past events!

Unable to make the trip to BGSU? Host a Hatch Watch Party!

If you are not able to join us live, please host a Hatch Watch Party and watch the live stream from your high school.  

By registering ten or more students, we will send you CoB swag to distribute during your party.  You will also be invited to follow a Hatchling throughout the spring. Your students will be able to vote for their favorite Hatchling. The winner will receive the coveted Eggy Award!

Register for a Hatch Watch Party