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Shore Hatchery

The Perdue School of Business Philip E. & Carol R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery is a bi-annual Mid-Atlantic business competition. The Shore Hatchery is open to any Mid-Atlantic business startups. You do not need to be an SU student. It is a five-year $1 million initiative, which began in 2013 and recently renewed for a second $1 million 5-year term. The program assists entrepreneurs in creating new jobs in the region. Startups apply for a share of $200,000 annually. The goal of the Shore Hatchery is to reward individuals for their entrepreneurial efforts in the creation and growth of businesses with the potential of positively impacting regional employment within three years. Businesses are required to report back to the Shore Hatchery board annually on their progress.

Shore Hatchery Important Dates

Fall 2021 - Open to Mid-Atlantic Business Startups

  • Registration Opens: August 2020
  • Registration Closes: Late September 2020
  • Competition Day: Late October 2020

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Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery - 2018 MEDA Economic Development Program (Small Community)

Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery

2018 MEDA Economic Development Program (Small Community)