We think of this program as a home-base for our entrepreneurs, providing them with a foundation of support so they can grow without getting lost amongst bigger companies in the industry.
And because we cap each year’s cohort at just 10 attendees, we’re able to really get to know each business and their needs, providing individualized guidance.
We empower and connect underrepresented entrepreneurs who build strong, community-focused digital services companies. Successful government delivery is our sweet spot, and we help our companies tap into the government market.
We build firms that specialize in the following disciplines:
- Agile Management
- Product Development
- DevSecOps and Compliance
- Data and Transparency
- PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS Implementations
But our goal is to build not just successful companies, but impactful ones. All of our member companies are committed to giving back to their communities, and we focus on lifting up those traditionally left out of the tech space.
How we're different
Managed by successful business people
No real estate obligations
Targets women and minority founders
Strong peer to peer community development
Intensive cohort program with post-program support
Focused on customer acquisition
Focused on Building Digital Services Firms
Run by Digital Services Experts
Drawing on Fearless’ experience and expertise in digital services, we coach on how to avoid the pitfalls that cause government projects to fail.
YEAR 1: Foundations
Goal: Set the foundation of the company and secure at least one paying customer.
The first year is all about building the strong foundation that will set our cohort companies up for future success. Through this first half of the program, we’ll coach and mentor each of our companies to ensure that they start generating revenue by the end of the first year.
YEAR 2: Specialization
Goal: Scale the company and bring in more customers.
During the second year of the Hutch program, we provide coaching support and help our cohort companies put the team in place that they’ll need to scale. This part of the program focuses on ensuring that our cohort companies have become fully self-sufficient and aren’t dependent on Hutch to be successful in the future.
Exploring the Program
Hutch meets once a month for a day-long session on everything from brand to leadership to financial planning. Each session is designed to be fun, interactive, and engaging, and we bring in subject matter experts to provide tailored guidance on each topic.
Our sample session topics include:
- Authentic BD in the Digital Services World
- Procurement and Proposals
- Values-Based Decisions
- Civic Engagement
- Recruiting and Retention
- Strategic Planning
On average, companies within the 24-month Hutch program experience a 6.6% growth rate.
Company founders that enter the program with revenue between $0 – $55,000 have been seen to reach ~$400,000 in revenue in under 12 months.
2021 & 2022 program details
How to get in the Hutch program.
- Review our 2022 schedule and ensure that you’re able to commit to our mandatory attendance policy. Be certain you can set aside at least 10 hours per week for coursework.
- Attend one of our Information Sessions. See available dates and register for a session here.
- Complete the online application, once available. We’ll be accepting applications from September 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.
- If we think you might be a good fit, we’ll ask you to participate in an in-person interview.
How to stay in the Hutch program.
- Commitment issues won’t fly in Hutch. You must attend 100% of the sessions (outside of emergencies), and there’s no leaving early. When you’re in session, we expect you to stay for the entire session. You must also complete all coursework prior to class.
- We know this might seem harsh, but business isn’t for the faint of heart. We are 110% committed, and we expect you to be as well. When we're all giving 110% that's when the magic happens.
Ready for greatness?
We’re ready for you. Apply for our program today.Apply now