Student entrepreneurs have opportunity to ‘hatch’ their business idea

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Ten Bowling Green State University students have been chosen out of 80 applicants to develop their business ideas and pitch them to investors through “The Hatch,” an entrepreneurial program run by the College of Business Administration.

Over the next 10 weeks, the students will work on a business presentation with an alumni mentor. On April 8, they will pitch their ideas to a panel of alumni investors in hopes of obtaining funding in an event similar to the television show "Shark Tank."

Congratulations to these 10 student entrepreneurs:

Michael Cervantes - operate a Hibachi food truck in northwest Ohio

Calvin Haselman - provide technical support for farm machinery utilizing GPS technology

Meredith Keller - develop an app for monitoring Cystic Fibrosis

Mark Kohn – start up “U-Beequity”, a beekeeping business

Matthew Snider – design TRIck Shot, a three-in-one game table

Michael Stafford - produce the film “White Knight” about an anti-social teenager disguising himself as a masked vigilante to fight off his high school rival

Thomas Steven - develop a campus taxi

Allen Viancourt  - launch “Tech Turf: The Next generation of Turf Fields”

Elsa Vogel – design personalized clothing through a company called “Pieces of Me”

Devon Williams - create “MuSync,” an app enabling real-time music sharing

Watch a one-minute recap of last year’s “Hatch” at

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:53AM