Hatch Innovation, in collaboration with videographer Collin Gabriel, is excited to present:

Interviews with the Hatch Soup V: The Social Pitch Finalists

In the last couple of weeks we had the pleasure of interviewing the five Hatch Soup V finalists.   We are very impressed with the passion and innovation that has gone into these projects and we think you will be too.  Attend the event on Sunday, February 21 to watch these innovators pitch their projects, and vote for your favorite.  One hundred percent of your ticket revenue goes to funding the winning project.  Support social enterprise, eat soup, and be a part of the magic.  Check out the videos to hear their stories and come to Hatch Soup V to hear them pitch!

Flourish Baking

Flourish Baking builds on Scandinavian tradition with ethical and unique ingredients from the Pacific Northwest to create inspiring vegan treats that employ and empower the developing passion and innovative talents of people with disabilities. Owner Carina Comer overcame vision loss and health challenges with the help of a passion for baking that connected her to her Swedish heritage, and provided her with a creative outlet that generated joy and soul-warming sweetness for others. She pours her thoughts, ideas, and the inspiration from the world around her into uplifting and unique treats, and plans to use collaboration and the unique innovations that the hard-fought lives of people with disabilities bring to the workforce to make those sweet treats taste even better. Flourish treats recognize the quality and value in every ingredient and every hand it takes to make something truly delicious.



Girls Build

Girls Build is a program that offers summer camps for girls 8 – 15 to learn basic building skills while having fun.   This program empowers girls in two different ways:  At the very least, girls learn to try new things--take stuff apart, build something, fix something--on their own.  This leads to cost saving as they get older--doing something themselves instead of hiring someone--and general faith in their own strength as girls and women.  At its greatest, this camp leads girls into high wage careers that change the course of their lives, and the lives of their families.




One (1) Roof

One (1) Roof seeks to extend the reach of Nonprofit Organizations that service low-income communities by housing them in a single location and supporting their vision. They aim to create a collaborative and cohesive environment while offering community members one place to receive comprehensive services.  Working together, nonprofits can maximize our strengths and gain support in areas they lack knowledge.  One (1) Roof will provide a powerhouse of services that work collectively to elevate depressed communities. Their model is strategically designed to access a community’s needs and guide them toward a more prosperous direction. One (1) Roof is not simply providing an opportunity. They will rehabilitate community member’s perspectives of: who they are, where they live and what they can achieve, to help them sustain these opportunities.



Superkid Power

Superkid Power is a twofold approach for children and adults demonstrating self help skills to responsibly manage emotions, thoughts and body tension. Results have been very successful: bullying stopped; stress and trauma coped with healthily; children teaching other children self-help skills; students apologizing/forgiving; improved parenting skills; abandonment of spanking; boy saving his own life in domestic violence; self-calming in chaotic circumstances. Superkid Power is for ALL children!


Sprout Up! Community Market

Sprout Up! Community Market provides affordable fresh foods and grocery items to a community in need. This innovative approach of selling “ugly” and overstocked produce, as well as expired goods creates three main positive impacts on our community: 1) It reduces waste in the food system. 2) It increases the availability of affordable fresh foods and local products in a neighborhood in need and 3) It increases sales for local producers and distributors, in turn improving the local economy.