As part of the John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator Program, the undergraduate and graduate Hatcheries provide a vibrant atmosphere conducive to sharing ideas and information among student teams, faculty, executives-in-residence and visiting entrepreneurs.

The Hatcheries function like incubators where student entrepreneurs have access to professional and semiprivate workspace to grow their businesses. Student businesses go through an application process before they are selected. Teams are awarded space in the Hatcheries one term at a time.

Summer 2014 Hatchery Businesses

Graduate Students

DARTdrones (Abby Speicher M'15) - DARTdrones provides the highest quality training, certification, and continued support for the drone pilots of fire and police stations.

Date My Wardrobe (Izi Aviyente M'15) - Date My Wardrobe is a fashionable marketplace that allows women to rent high-end wardrobe items from other fashionistas in their city.

GivItForward LLC (Cody Gordh M'14) - GivItForward LLC allows people to create chains of giving with their friends and family, while giving back to those who are less fortunate.

SubSea Energy North America (Hans Olson M'14) - Subsea Energy North America develops hydrokinetic technologies that harness power from ocean and river currents on an environmentally responsible basis.

Undergraduate Students

Instabuy (Christos Katsouris '14) - Instabuy is an app that allows consumer to make purchases directly at any store by scanning the items barcode.

Social Conch (Ronald Diep '14) - Social Conch provides nonprofits with an efficient human resources management system and their volunteers and donors with greater clarity, choice, and certification of deeds achieved.