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 will help foster business growth in the heart of Bridgeport (our home), while supporting charitable organizations that are important to us (our heart).

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WHY

We planted our roots in downtown Bridgeport three years ago 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.

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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 an organization that the business can choose from Hatch’s list of selected charities.

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WHEN

Starting January 2018, Hatch 130 will strive to provide expert marketing services to one local business a month—totalling at least $12,000 in donated funds and $120,000 in donated professional time by the end of the Hatch Initiative’s first year.

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WHO

We look to provide our services to small, Bridgeport-based businesses that need a little marketing HLC—Hatch loving care. To apply, send us your story below, and we’ll be in touch.

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