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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

Hatch Bloomington Events

Final 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.

Top 25 Semi-Finalist Pitch Round

June 26

Top 10 Finalist Pitch Round

July 29

Top 3 "Hatch Off" Finalist Pitch Round

August 22

Hatch Bloomington Pitch Competition Winner Annoucement

September 7

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