The Hatch Initiative

We Believe in Bridgeport. We Believe in You.

So we want to help both.

The
Hatch
Initiative.

The Hatch Initiative is a multi-faceted, collaborative partnership between Hatch 130, local small businesses, and regional charities that helps foster business growth in the heart of Bridgeport (our home), while supporting charitable organizations that are important to us (our heart).

the
WHY

We planted our roots in Downtown Bridgeport because we saw a spark here—the hot embers of a resurgence, a reawakening—and we wanted to add some Hatch kindling to it. This lit a fire within us to start a program that would have a direct impact on local small businesses—because when one of us succeeds, we all succeed.

the
HOW

Hatch 130 donates billable time (upwards of $10,000) to help spearhead branding, web design, content creation, or marketing assets for small businesses at a minimum cost*—100% of which is then donated to a charitable organization in the area.

the
WHO

We strive to provide our services to a handful of small, Bridgeport-based businesses each year that need a little marketing HLC—Hatch loving care. In addition to boosting the local small business community, we also continue to provide pro-bono support to a number of non-profit organizations.

apply
HERE