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London High School graduate Jacob Clark selected to pitch business idea for prestigious BGSU College of Business Hatch Program
(Dateline: Bowling Green, Ohio, February 13, 2019).
The BGSU College of Business is proud to announce that Jacob Clark, a 2013 graduate of London High School has been selected as a 2019 Hatchling. The Hatch®, modeled after the ABC hit TV show “Shark Tank”, features student entrepreneurs (Hatchlings) giving a live pitch of their business idea to a panel of BGSU alumni investors. Prior to the Hatch, each Hatchling will work for eleven weeks with an accomplished BGSU alumni mentor to create a business presentation to pitch to investors at The Hatch®, Thursday, April 11, in front of a live audience of 3,000 at BGSU’s Stroh Center. The Hatch is free and open to the public. The Hatch® is also streamed live to Hatch Parties around the region and in several countries.
“Choosing Hatchlings is highly selective and we are pleased to select Jacob,” commented Kirk D. Kern, director of the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He adds, “What sets The Hatch® apart from similar events is that the alumni investors make equity investments providing real money for students to launch real businesses. To date, more than $500,000 have been committed to student startups. Jacob has submitted a promising business idea.” Clark’s business idea is a retractable decoy weight system that can be attached to any waterfowl decoy. This product can be set at different lengths up to 10 feet in length and locked into place, allowing you to easily move onto your next decoy. Once the hunter is finished hunting for the day, he or she can easily pick up the decoy, push a button on the weight and have it re-track for an easy clean up.

“I am thrilled to be selected as a 2019 Hatchling and look forward to working with my mentor Gary Dible to create a successful pitch,” stated Clark. Throughout high school, he was mostly involved with sports. Jacob played four years on the varsity soccer as their starting goalie. Along with soccer, he was also on the varsity tennis team for three years. During tennis season, Clark mostly played second and third singles, but on occasion he would also play first doubles. Lastly, in his senior year, he was asked to join my high school football team as their kicker. 
The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, serving as "Hatch headquarters," is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The College of Business is among the top 1% of AACSB accredited business and accounting programs in the world and is ranked as the 29 th best public undergraduate business program in the United States. You can learn more at http://www.bgsu.edu/business.
Source: BGSU College of Business
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