Hatch Top 100
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Hatch Valley is conducting a city-wide hunt for the Top 100 brainiacs and builders in Chicago.
If you're a wizard of design, coding, copywriting, or business strategy, keep reading.
A night of free food, games, and competition may be in your future.
HV curates teams to bring new businesses to life in as short as a weekend. Our charge is to help our idea-rich clients literally "get real": business, brand, and product.
Freelance positions are available for hyper-talented, uber-focused specialists who think start-ups are cool.
Top 100 List
Over the course of the next few months, we will be selecting specialists in the fields of graphic design, UX/UI design, art direction, HTML, CSS, Wordpress, iOS development, Android development, quality assurance testing, copywriting, video production, SEO/SEM, and business strategy to join our talent roster for our build-weekends, a.k.a. Hatch Labs.
Whether you're a freelancer or full-timer in your field, we invite you to join one of our information sessions in August. If we both like what we see, you'll be invited to the next stage of competition.
Round One: Mind Meld
August - That's what you're registering for right now
What are you thinking? We're curious how your mind works. We'll give you a scenario, and you
can show us how you break it down. This helps us see if our approaches mesh well together.
**Extra date added! September 10th is still a Round One event.**
Round Two: Skills Test
This has been merged with our Round Three. See below.
Round Three: Test Drive
September and October - One weekend
How do you do? Round three is when you get to experience what it's like to be part of a
72-hour incubator. If we both still like what we see, you'll be invited on the official Hatch Top 100 list.
We like you. A lot. When you're great at your job, sometimes people forget that you're a human and not a machine. That's not the case here. Be prepared to be pampered, appreciated, and pushed to your creative limits. For a sneak-peak into what these build-weekends are like, take a look at the Hatch Lab Tells All video.
We share. Also, no need to quit your day job. Hatch Labs are held on nights and weekends to accommodate you full-timers looking for a little more creative fun using your craft.
You will be reimbursed when you arrive. To encourage you to follow-through on your promises, we've added a small fee to the ticket price. When we see your smiling face check in at the event, we will refund you your five buck-a-roos.
@ Developers + QA Gurus:
Have you ever heard of a hackathon you get paid to attend? Where they let you go home and sleep in your own bed? And pamper you with food, massages, and the occasional visit from stand-up comedians? Now you have.
@ Designers + Copywriters:
Wish you could increase your influence on projects? And get a chance to give your input on the design of the business not just their logo or tagline? Want to skip over the things that slow down the creative process, like waiting for design feedback and then getting it via email? Let's talk.
Curious what you're capable of accomplishing in 72 hours? Anxious to affect real change in a business? Ready to test everything you think you know on new turf? Game on.
Hatch Valley is Chicago’s newest weekend accelerator/hackathon. We help people with ideas “get real.” In as short as a weekend, our team builds the real product, brand, and business strategy to help idea-generators become business-owners.
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