HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HATCH pitch is just 3 days away! On March 13, HATCH Pitch returns to Austin for the 5th time with more activities and an outstanding panel of distinguished judges. Thirteen innovative tech startups will compete. Emceed by Kerry Rupp, Partner at True Wealth Ventures, the Pitch Competition, Meetup, and Startup Exhibition take place March 13th at Ballet Austin from 11:30am to 7pm.
HATCH pitch will run as an independent event, so attendees will not need a SXSW badge to get in. It is free to attend and there are paid options for reserved seating. The pitch competition, starting at 1:00pm retains the irreverent and fast-paced fun, rock star judges, and high quality tech startups you’ve come to expect from HATCH. Register here to attend.
“HATCH pitch breaks the mold when it comes to pitch events. The presenters shine thanks to the coaching provided by HATCH pitch and the judges are perfect for these early stage startups. We are proud to support them,” said Kashif Aftab, founder and CEO of HATCH pitch sponsor, SkillGigs.
HATCH pitch has selected twelve leaders with extensive business and investment experience with early stage companies to determine the winners.
Returning to judge at HATCH pitch for the second time, Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's technology vision.
See all 12 judge profiles at the HATCH pitch website.
About HATCH pitch
HATCH pitch is the revolutionary pitch competition for tech startup companies making life better. Playing to capacity audiences at SXSW Interactive the past four years, HATCH pitch returns to Austin as an independent event on March 13, 2016. Previous winners Distil Networks, RideScout, and Realty Mogul have garnered phenomenal attention from the press and investment communities. Distil received a $1.8 million seed investment from a HATCH pitch judge after winning HATCH pitch 2012. To date, our alumni have raised more than $180 million in funding after pitching at HATCH pitch. To learn more go to www.hatchpitch.com or connect with us on twitter @HATCHPITCH and Facebook at facebook.com/HatchPitch.