The Hatching: April Edition

At Wednesday night’s Hatching event we heard about a wide range of ideas spanning many industries, but the ideas were as interesting as they were diverse. The presenters covered topics from BitCoin to Social Media, and student services to hockey pads. All of the ideas were engaging, but of course there could only be one…

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At Wednesday night’s Hatching event we heard about a wide range of ideas spanning many industries, but the ideas were as interesting as they were diverse. The presenters covered topics from BitCoin to Social Media, and student services to hockey pads. All of the ideas were engaging, but of course there could only be one winner.

The 5 businesses that competed were:

  • Bitconnect

  • International Student Career Service

  • ‘Lon

  • Coinvendor

  • Hockey Neck Protect

Bitconnect

Presenter: Elena Greer

Bit-connect is an app that will connect Bitcoin with the local community. Through the simple act of touching your device to a designated tablet, you can easily use your Bitcoins to pay for transactions at local businesses. It is more secure than credit cards and at a .03 transaction fee is more affordable for businesses. Bitconnect wants to cater to students who already use their phone for everything and needs funds for app development.

International Student Career Service

Presenter: Lindsay Huddleston

The winner of the $1,000 grand prize was Lindsay Huddleston with International Student Career Service. The goal of his business is to make local connections for international opportunities. Because 2 out of 3 STEM career jobs are going to international students, ISCS wants to help them connect with our culture and get the support they need. They also want to help current STEM students connect with jobs in their field, as there is expected to be a huge dip in these kinds of positions.

Lon’

Presenters: Marco Botros and Raeuf Roushangar

When you combine colors and technology, you get ‘Lon. ‘Lon is a software that wants to add color and dimension to Social Media by allowing users to assign certain colors to status updates. The first person to assign a color also gets to post a comment with the color, letting others know if the color has special meaning.

Coinvendor

Presenter: David Smith

Coinvendor strives to be the safest place to trade Bitcoin. It’s a Facebook app that will allow users to trade and buy Bitcoin from others that have the app. Since the app never holds money, there is no opportunity to steal it. Coinvendor has a prototype and knows it work but they still need to address the market risk and look at the legal side of the app.

Hockey Neck Protect

Presenter: Alex Von Mach

This product protects the exposed area under the neck during hockey. This is where many injuries occur and it can be hard to get the medical care needed if you are not in a professional league. The products currently out there can still lead to broken collar bones and injuries. The Neck Protect has a fabric that absorbs impact, but is still flexible. To get this product out, they need funds for supplies, marketing, and advertising.

The big winner of the evening was Lindsay Huddleston with International Student Service!

Congratulations to Lindsay and all the other competitors on a job well done!

What is the Hatching?

The Hatching is a casual, monthly pitch contest where anyone with an idea can win up to $1,000 to see it launched. It’s a laid back, fun event that allows for networking and idea sharing.

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