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The incubator for student ventures at Johns Hopkins University


All Hatchery teams get both a dedicated TCO Team Mentor as well as connections to a variety of mentors with years of industry experience


Through our hands-on workshops and interactive training, learning how to launch a venture as a student has never been easier.


The Hatchery helps teams navigate the Hopkins and Baltimore entrepreneurial ecosystems to find the resources they need

Funding Opportunities

Hatchery teams get exclusive access to our annual pitch competition, as well as connections to funding sources throughout Hopkins and Baltimore.

Any Stage, Any Industry

The Hatchery is open to student teams at any stage, working in any industry, on any type of product – from web applications to medical devices. The only requirement is that the team is dedicated to making their idea a reality. 

For-Profit Ventures

From the next big app to a life-saving medical device, The Hatchery works with scalable ventures across all industries

Small Businesses

Whether you're looking to start a cat café or a fashion boutique, The Hatchery can help you launch your small business.


If you want to make an impact at Hopkins, in Baltimore, or around the world, the Hatchery can help get your nonprofit off the ground.

What Do We Help With?

The help the Hatchery provides depends entirely on the needs of each venture. We help teams with…

Iterating on early-stage ideas

Market research and customer discovery

Launching an MVP or Pilot

Connections to mentors, advisors, and partners

Pitch deck creation & pitching skills

Marketing their ventures

Finding team members

Support for technical products

Applying for grants and competitions

Scaling an established venture


Apply for the Hatchery

Applications for the Hatchery are closed.