Shore Hatchery Business Competition

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The Perdue School of Business Philip E. & Carol R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery is a bi-annual Mid-Atlantic business competition. The Shore Hatchery is open to any Mid-Atlantic business startups. You do not need to be an SU student. It is a five-year $1 million initiative, which began in 2013 and recently renewed for a second $1 million 5-year term. The program assists entrepreneurs in creating new jobs in the region. Startups apply for a share of $200,000 annually. The goal of the Shore Hatchery is to reward individuals for their entrepreneurial efforts in the creation and growth of businesses with the potential of positively impacting regional employment within three years. Businesses are required to report back to the Shore Hatchery board annually on their progress.

Shore Hatchery Important Dates

Fall 2019 – Shore Hatchery Round 13 – Open to Mid-Atlantic Business Startups

  • Registration Opens: Monday, August 19, 2019 11:59pm
  • Registration Closes: Monday, September 23, 2019 11:59pm
  • Competition Day: Friday, October 25 – All Day

Fri, Oct 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Salisbury University
Assembly Hall (AC 460) on the 4th Floor of the Guerrieri Academic Commons
Salisbury , MD

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