Introducing Hatch
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Supporting startups as they launch and scale

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What is Hatch?

The Mission

Mission

We got started as part of the Techstars accelerator program so we understand, firsthand, the challenges and what it takes to launch and scale a company. That's why we're supporting the next generation of startups in getting their products off the ground.

— Ben Uretsky, CEO and Co-Founder of DigitalOcean
The Program

The Program

Hatch—currently in beta—is a global incubator program designed to support startups as they launch and scale. This includes access to DigitalOcean's cloud for 12 months, free technical training, mentorship, priority support, and an opportunity to connect with other startups, accelerators, and investors.

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  • Infrastructure Credit

    Infrastructure credit

    Startups can receive up to $100,000 in infrastructure credit for 12 months (varies by partner organization).

  • Training & Support

    Training & support

    Receive 1-on-1 technical consultations, solutions engineering, and priority support ticket response times.

  • Hatch Gear

    Hatch gear

    Get custom shirts, stickers, and more—made just for the Hatch community.

  • Community & Education

    Community and education

    Exclusive chats with DigitalOcean founders, participate in local events, and receive technical content and support from the Hatch developer community.

Our Partners

  • Techstars
  • 500 Startups
  • EF
  • The Family
  • Atlanta Tech Village
  • Launchpad LA
  • Factory
  • TechCrunch
  • Elevator
  • Y Combinator
  • A16Z
  • Mass Challenge
  • Two Sigma Ventures
  • IA Ventures
  • Nasscom
  • SOSV
  • CrunchFund
  • Numa

Who should apply?

We exclusively partner with select accelerators, investors, and startup-focused organizations. If you're interested in getting your organization involved, apply as a partner. Startups seeking to participate in Hatch can fill out an application for the program below. Hatch is in beta and is application only.

Who should apply?

Eligibility

For startups that are backed by accelerators, incubators, or VC firms.

Eligibility
  • Must be in approved accelerator, incubator, or VC firm.
  • Haven't received previous DigitalOcean promotional credits.
  • Less than 24 months in company duration.
  • Less than $10 million raised, up to series A.

Hatch Startups

  • 500px
  • InfluxDB
  • Spot Hero
  • Flat
  • GitLab
  • Instamojo
  • Oyo
  • Bench

Ready to be a part of the Hatch experience?

Get started by submitting an application today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get started by submitting an application today.

  • What is Hatch?

    Hatch—currently in beta—is designed to help developers create, launch, and scale their startups. This includes a range of perks to get you started, including 12 months of DigitalOcean credit to easily deploy and scale your infrastructure.

  • How do I know if my accelerator/incubator/VC firm has a relationship with Hatch?

    Please see our portfolio partner list. You can ask your program manager if you have partnership with Hatch.

  • How do you select Hatch members?

    This program is in beta. We partner with accelerators, incubators, VC backed firms and all the startups affiliated with them. See the list for eligibility

  • What if I have already received credits for my startup?

    This program is for new startups that have not used prior credits with DigitalOcean. See if you fit the application criteria to start your application

  • Why is DigitalOcean doing this?

    We want to empower the startup community. We always strive to support and show love to our community. We want it to be easy for you to have access to our resources.

  • I do not see my accelerator listed in the partner section. Can I still apply for the Hatch Partner Kit?

    If you find that your venture capital is not partnered with Hatch, have your program manager apply to Hatch.

  • How do I set up my 1:1 consult?

    Our Customer Success team will reach out to you and set up a convenient time.

  • Do I need to need to be a DigitalOcean customer to sign up for Hatch?

    Yes. Please create an account here using your corporate email address before you apply.

  • What if I'm not backed by an accelerator/incubator or VC?

    We want to help support you and are currently working on this. Please apply here to be considered during the beta.

Questions? Check out our FAQ's or send us a note.