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News & Events

Media Mentions

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal (March 11):

Bloomington launches retail startup-pitch competition

Sun Current (March 24)

Bloomington business startup will receive $100,000 boost

Axios Twin Cities (April 3)

Bloomington launches 'Shark Tank'-style entrepreneur competition

Capital Analytics Associates (April 12)

Building an entrepreneurial pipeline through public competition

The Sheletta Show on WCCO Radio (April 27):

Sheletta talks with Tim Busse and Jonathan Weinhagen about Hatch Bloomington

Upcoming Hatch Bloomington Events

Top 10 Finalist Pitch Round

Monday, July 29th at 6:00pm

Black Box Theater at Bloomington Civic Plaza

Open to the public

Top 3 "Hatch Off" Pitch Round

Thursday, August 22 at 6:00pm

Black Box Theater at Bloomington Civic Plaza

Open to the public

Hatch Bloomington Pitch Competition Winner Annoucement

September 7

Past Events

Top 25 Semi-Finalist Pitch Round

June 26th at 4:00pm

Schneider Theater at Bloomington Civic Plaza

Competition Information Session

Wednesday, April 24
Virtual - Zoom

The Hatch Bloomington Team will host two information sessions for entrepreneurs interested in applying for the pitch competition. Eligibility requirements, submission materials and selection criteria will be discussed, and time will be left for Q & A. Register here.

Click here to view slides from the presentation.

Hatch Bloomington Contestant Application Open

April 3 – May 3, 2024.

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