Panels  + Speed Dating + Networking

Investor Day is a Rocket Hatch event that brings together investors and entrepreneurs from the South East to discuss and share experiences in investing, pitching for funding and launching and growing high tech startups.

Our goal is to inspire, educate and connect investors and entrepreneurs in and around North Alabama and grow ties in our region. Rocket Hatch has focused its activity in connecting the larger startup ecosystem emerging at the intersection of Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia bringing together a diverse group with a common interest in growing our regional economy.

Join the 1,700+ people that have attended our events and be a part of our community. 


Full Day Ticket Holders Only

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Come in early, get registered, mix and mingle with 200+ investors and entrepreneurs.
Enjoy a selection of unique treats from our CO.STARTERS graduates.


Fueling Startup Ecosystems

1:00PM - 1:30PM

This is our welcome session and it is geared towards all players in our evolving Southeast Startup Ecosystem.

We will discuss experiences in starting and growing the startup communities in the South and how we see the future of a more inter-connected and dynamic regional ecosystem.

Engaging with Investors

1:30pm - 2:30pm

This session is oriented toward entrepreneurs who want to learn how to make an effective pitch of their startup to investors. 

A panel of experienced startup investors and entrepreneurs will discuss the art of the pitch, as well as what they should expect when they engage with investors.

Investing in Startups

2:45pm - 3:45pm

This session is oriented toward qualified individuals seeking to invest in tech startups or joining an angel investor group.

A panel of experienced startup investors and angel groups will discuss the pros and cons of investment in startups. Experiences of nearby startup communities will be presented.


Speed Hatching

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Be ready for a burst of effective meetings in an exhilarating 2 hour period. A select group of entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with investors and present their startups.

Rocket Hatch will facilitate a rapid networking session making introductions and providing investors and entrepreneurs with multiple opportunities to meet and engage in a dynamic and fun format.  Entrepreneurs looking to present to investors must pre-register online before the event and follow the established rules of engagement.



5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for a signature Sip+Hatch networking evening.  Join our diverse and eclectic community where everyone is welcome: artists, engineers, designers, geeks, connectors, inventors, entrepreneurs and investors, all are welcome.

Come and take this chance to get out of our silos, mix and match, share and learn together to realize the innovative startup ecosystem we all know must emerge in our area.

The connections we made at Rocket Hatch events eventually resulted in our participation in Jumpstart Foundry in Nashville which provided us with funding, invaluable connections and learning.
— Alton Reich, VitalMetrix