The Possibilities

The Collab Lab isn't just a place to develop new ideas. What about taking them to the next level?

The Hatch

The Hatch is an amazing opportunity for BGSU students who have an idea for a new product or service. You can apply online. If your idea is selected, you will have the opportunity to enroll in a semester-long entrepreneurship class where you'll work with both faculty and industry mentors to develop and refine your idea and create a business plan. At the end of the semester, ten hatchlings present their ideas in a pitch event where real investors invest real money in ideas they think will succeed. 


NextTech is a startup formed from a partnership between BGSU, ProMedica, The University of Toledo, and Mercy Medical. It is the regional provider of the Ohio Third Frontier’s Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP) Program. This organizations mission is to identify and assist entrepreneurs as they maneuver the paths to successful commercialization of their technologically-based concepts. Our partnership provides a direct path to technology-based product development by leveraging the resources of each partner. The Collab Lab serves as both a generator of new ideas and a prototyping facility to develop and test new concepts.