• QuackHatch:

    The Business Idea Competition

  • what is quack/hatch?

    QuackHatch is a cross-campus business idea competition open to University of Oregon undergraduate students of all majors. Pitch your business idea or concept for a chance to win $3,000 in seed funding.


    Overall campus-wide winning teams:




    OSU/UO Civil War business competition

    The winning quack hatch teams will advance to the annual OSU/UO Civil War business competition taking place in the spring term (Date TBA).

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  • Congratulations to our 2017 winners & finalists!

    • First Place Tin Le and Josh Lyman, Motive Mobile App
    • Second Place Liz Olson, Joseph Yaconelli and Chris Ableidinger, LittMitt
    • Third Place Logan Dix, Devin Santamaria and Jason Stofiel, Sypht

    And our finalists!

    • Nick Capaldini, CapSim
    • Max Chung, Light Shield LLC
    • Micah Miller, Driven-U
    • Drew Williams, Mohammed Bajoda and Mulezem Kedir, Alconn

  • Our Judges

    Coastal Venture Catalyst for Oregon RAIN

  • who

    This competition is open to University of Oregon undergraduate students (of all majors).

    This competition is for new business ideas (not created before Spring 2016).

  • when

    Application Due: February 26, 2017

    Applications are due by midnight on Sunday, Feb. 26th. Finalists will be notified by Wednesday, March 1st and will be required to go through pitch preparation and further refinement of their business model.

    Final Presentations: March 7, 2017

    6PM I Lillis 132


    Join us for our pre-event festivities as we network with judges ahead of the event from 5:30-6pm in Lillis 440

  • how to apply

    The application allows for one of 2 options:

    1) a 2-page executive summary and a 60-90 sec. video pitch. Upload your video pitch to a YouTube or Vimeo account.


    2). fill out your executive summary using LivePlan.com as well as a 60-90 sec. video pitch. To obtain your FREE LivePlan.com code, contact Kate Harmon, Undergraduate Program Manager at the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship at kharmon2@uoregon.edu


    Which ever option you selection, you must send your final and complete application to Kate Harmon, kharmon2@uoregon.edu, no later than midnight on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

    Part 1: Written Application


    For your executive summary (or LivePlan option), focus on the following key areas:




    Describe your concept. What is the specific idea? Who is the customer? What is the value proposition? Explain the “pain” addressed and the solution this concept provides.




    How will the business generate revenue? What are your expected sources of revenue? Why will this concept succeed? Is this a viable concept?


    Market Opportunity:


    Calculate the market size or potential. What will be your measure of success? What is the financial potential of your concept? What competition do you anticipate (direct and indirect) Why is your concept better? Describe the risks of this market opportunity.




    Who is on your management team? Skills, background, etc.What are your anticipated roles?What skills does your team lack and how will you fill the gap?


    Part 2: Video Pitch


    Please create a 60-90 second video elevator pitch of your idea. You may use any format that is compatible with YouTube or Vimeo.

  • Congratulations to our 2016 winners & finalists!

    • 1st Place Spencer Holton, Trail Supply Co.
    • 2nd Place Leila Mozaffarian, DuckFeet
    • 3rd Place Garett Roberts, Garowr

    And our finalists!

    • Keenan Hoar, Wildwood Towers
    • Nick Capaldini, Virus
    • Mason Buechler, Tribol
    • Emily Martin, charlee
    • Thomas Blase, Tyler Kamerer, Alex Reinhart, Siobhan Mead, Light Lock

  • Questions?

    Contact Kate Harmon, Undergraduate Program Manager at the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship at kharmon2@uoregon.edu