All great businesses start with just an idea. Maybe you have one you'd like to pursue?
Hatch It! Mocs Big Business Idea Competition is our fall pitch competition where a good idea can earn you some cash and start-up resources to get your business going. This year, we will have two tracks and the winners of each track will be eligible to compete in the SOCON Challenge pitch competition to be held at Mercer University in 2023.
We're looking for all sorts of new venture ideas from across UTC. Students in any major at either the undergraduate or graduate level are welcome to apply. You don't have to have all the details worked out, but you do need to prove that there is a market for your product or service, and that you are the right team to move this new venture forward. Applicants must be in a team of between 2 and 4 members.
All participants selected for the live pitch will have access to a pitch practice with local entrepreneurship mentors.
Prizes are $1,500 for First Place in each track, plus each winner will receive free mentoring from local legal and other firms.
Each entrant who makes it to the Live Pitch, but does not win first place, will receive $50 in Scrappy Cash on their Mocs Card.