Submit your bold idea to Memphis' own Seed Hatchery startup accelerator


Seed Hatchery is looking for bold, game changing ideas for our 2013 cohort.

Do you have an audacious business idea with high growth potential? Then you’re in the right place. Our sister LaunchYourCity organization Seed Hatchery is taking applications through January 9, 2013 for their mentorship-driven startup accelerator. If one of the six teams selected, they’ll fuel your idea with the 3 Ms*:

  • Money. Each founding team receives $15,000 in seed capital.
  • Mentors. Our mentors are entrepreneurs and business leaders who have successfully launched or built companies, products and services.
  • Marine-style bootcamp. Refine your innovative concept into a solid business model through an intense 90 days focused on learning our business canvas, performing customer discovery, forming operations, prototyping your product, developing a marketing strategy and perfecting your investor pitch.

After the bootcamp the cohort teams will pitch at Investor Day for follow-on capital, and will continue to work with us for 3+ months to further develop their startups.

Who should apply?

While there are no set criteria, our structure and level of funding are best suited for technology-based products and services. Otherwise, we recognize that great founders build great startup companies; if you have the right idea, coupled with the passion and tenacity to see it launch, we invite you to submit your application! Key dates are below. Good luck!

Early Application Deadline: December 23, 2012
Application Deadline: January 9, 2013
Interviews: January 1 – 25, 2013
Decision Date: January 28, 2013
Program Start: February 9, 2013
Investor Day: May 16, 2013
Program Resumes for Those Fundraising: May 20, 2013
Startup Wake: August 15, 2013