Katie Hughes, founder of Girls Build, Portland, Oregon

John MacDougall

Founder, MacDougall Batmakers

The challenges:

A lifelong baseball addict and coach, he is no stranger to maple and ash bats shattering, breaking, and exploding, sometimes after only a few uses.

John’s solution:

He has perfected a patented laminating design and machining process that creates the strongest, hardest and most durable all-wood bat. Their bats are also the best performing wooden bats on the market!

How Hatch helped:

John took our Hatch Oregon Accelerator course, joined us on our 22-stop Oregon tour, pitched to everyday Oregonians, and raised $40,300 in local investments.