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 2015 Hatchery Businesses
Diego Pacheco M'16 and Andres Valencia M'15
Cociel is a conscious brand created to support local producers and boost their businesses, while sharing the joy of our tropical flavors to international markets.
Shriyans Bhandari MSM'16
At Greensole, we recycle discarded sports shoes to comfortable footwear and provide them to the neediest through corporates, NGOs and schools. We market a part of the footwear manufactured towards building a self-sustaining social venture.
Kazunori Kawanobe M'16, Abhinav Sureka M'16 and Mayuresh Soni M'16
Load&Road LLC provides products with new technologies. Our first product is a thermos bottle named "Teplo". With Teplo, people can enjoy hot beverages anytime and anywhere."
Bryanne Leeming M'16
JumpSmart combines learning engineering concepts and coding with physical activity for kids ages eight to twelve by utilizing a programmable mat that allows kids to create their own interactive games and experience the process of invention first-hand.
Finn Merrill M'16
PilotHouse provides luxurious, leave-no-trace accommodations in America's most beautiful places.
Max Miller '16
Intelligent Payment Networks provides the best solutions for electronic payment acceptance, processing, and management across diverse market segments.
Sam Sternweiler '17
Using real time customization, we provide customers with a fun and easy-to-use platform to design fine jewelry from the comfort of their own home.
Brian Kelley '18
Kanga Trash & Energy Systems LLC seeks to provide stadiums and large venues with a clean, modern collection bag and attachment that allows patrons to dispose of their trash underneath their seat without leaving it on the ground.
Emily Levy '16 and Maria del Mar Gomez '16
PICCPerfect is creating functional fashion for medical accessories. Its first product is the PICCPerfect PICC line cover for patients undergoing long term IV treatment. PICCPerfect is a safe and stylish way to protect PICC lines.
Dylan Husted '17
SaveOhno.org is a social venture focused on environmental issues. 'Ohno' is representative of your great granddaughter, and her life adapts based on the actions you take today. We've sourced and curated over 7,000 environmental petitions, and we serve them to you in a rapid-fire, gamified format. When online petitions have garnered support from hundreds of thousands of people, they've led to serious, real world progress. We're looking to get more petitions to that figure, and you have the opportunity to help make that happen!
Hanson Grant '16
Think Board is a clear film that turns any surface into a dry erase board. Our vision is to change the way we think and learn. Through Think Board we are able to inspire users from classrooms to conference rooms. It’s clear, so it blends in with any surface you put it on and it’s removable, so it won’t leave any residue when you peel it away. Since our launch last July, we’ve sold 8000 units and have Think Boards covering desks in over 10 schools.