Grow your business with Bloom Membership
While The Hatchery Chicago’s classes and events are open to the public, other offerings and discounts are restricted to Members only. The Hatchery offers Bloom Membership to entrepreneurs in the Chicagoland area who have launched their business and want to leverage the many resources provided by The Hatchery to help them continue to grow.
The Bloom Membership comes with the full suite of incubator services (see table below for details). Members are accepted based on the following criteria: proof of concept, full-time commitment to the business, all business licensing and registrations in place, operations/production in the Chicagoland area, compliance with regulatory requirements, a minimum of 12 months in official operation with demonstrated sales exceeding $10,000.
Bloom Membership is not guaranteed to all applicants who meet the above criteria, and additional information including financials and proof of concept may be requested. Upon completion of the application process, businesses are invited to join Bloom Membership and utilize the many resources The Hatchery has to offer.
Benefits of Bloom Membership
50% off classes and workshops (except Starting a Food Business)
Free Networking and Speaker Series events
Access to financing opportunities through industry specific competitions and accelerators
Twelve FREE coaching appointments with Hatchery Network Advisors and Mentors
Four FREE one-hour consultation appointments with The Hatchery Team per year
Invitations to exclusive industry events
Access to The Hatchery's Service Provider Database
Strategic connections, industry referrals, & opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs
Access to affordable data
Personalized support from Marketer-in-Residence
Paid speaking engagements
Opportunities to participate in trade shows and special industry events at free or heavily discounted rates
Human resources and employment services (including internship placement opportunities)
Inclusion in The Hatchery's entrepreneurial community
Occasional promotion through The Hatchery's media channels
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Starting a Food Business
Are you are in the early concept stages of starting a food business? We highly recommend you first take our Starting a Food Business class.