A crowd of 130+ gathered at the YWCA for the Wausau HATCH event on Thursday, June 22nd. Four businesses pitched their ideas to compete for a $2,000 prize. The winning pitch was made by Stevens Point based Unpublished.io.

HATCH is a community-based startup pitch platform that aims to convert strong ideas into business plans, which launch new companies. Partnerships across the state made this third HATCH event a success, bringing together Brightstar Wisconsin Foundation, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, NEWaukee, and MCDEVCO. Other strategic partners include Current Wisconsin Rapids, Ignite, Marshfield Young Professionals and Create Portage County. Read the full story here.