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.
Fall 2014 Hatchery Businesses
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.
Annie Feldman M'15
EnerChi Bites are a bite-sized nutrient-rich, gluten free, soy-and-nut free snack made to energize and balance the active lifestyle.
Emily Lagasse M'15
FedWell Pet Foods is offering home-style meals for dogs in a convenient format.
Andres Valencia M'15
GoBag is an ultra-light flexible water container, with outstanding design and awesome graphics, that can be folded, flattened, or rolled to fit any pocket, allowing you to conveniently bring your water everywhere. Because it is reusable, GoBag helps reduce the carbon footprint in the environment by replacing single-use plastic bottles used in bottled water.
Lauren de los Santos M'15 and Seth Fabricant M'15
SmartCoaster is a drink coaster that is built into a blackjack table and captures data regarding customer beverage consumption.
Daniel Qualls M'15
WineKick is marketing company for liquor stores and wineries that creates beer and wine recommendation apps and kiosks.
Arjun Bhatnagar '18 and Andrew Coca '18
Hey! HeadsUp is an interactive service that schedules reminders onto another’s calendar or to-do list.
Eveline Dang '15
Intelligent Payment Networks consults businesses with their payment solutions, making sure that merchants have the most updated yet cost-effective payment systems. In doing so, Intelligent Payment Networks covers the following main areas: payment processing, POS solutions, auxiliary services (digital wallet acceptance, online ordering, mobile loyalty programs, mobile marketing, and websites, etc.).
Dominic Esposito '15 and Ryan Narod '16
Wiz Studios is a creative consulting studio that “builds technology that builds business,” including developing websites, mobile applications, creating brand identities, marketing campaigns, internal solutions, and more. We work with clients big and small across a range of sectors and utilize all forms of media to get their name out there in the most cutting-edge fashion.