Rocket Hatch started at the beginning of 2014 as an idea of a group of entrepreneurial individuals with backgrounds in creative, social and tech startups.  We saw the need for a supportive community for entrepreneurs that wanted to focus their efforts in the commercial space, leveraging modern technologies and business frameworks to launch new companies that could create value locally while selling globally.

In May of 2014, we incorporated Rocket Hatch as a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to unleash the untapped entrepreneurial potential of North Alabama through an open, inclusive and collaborative startup community. 

 

the ROCKET HATCH MISSION

To unleash the untapped entrepreneurial potential of North Alabama through an open, inclusive and collaborative startup community.
 

Staff

Matt Jones
Executive Director

 

Board of Directors

Ben Jarrell
Rocket City Law

David Nuttall
Artimaps

 

Matt Jones
HuntsvilleWest

Alan Derrick
Gantry
 

Brad Garland
Brand Blackwell

Eric Grigorian
Georgia Tech

Founding Team

 
Original Rocket Hatch Board: Ben Jarrell, Tarra Anzalone, Drew Chapman, Brad Garland, Antonio Montoya, and Ana Aristizabal, with Everett Alexander, Rocket Hatch Volunteer and Founder, TEDx Huntsville.

Original Rocket Hatch Board: Ben Jarrell, Tarra Anzalone, Drew Chapman, Brad Garland, Antonio Montoya, and Ana Aristizabal, with Everett Alexander, Rocket Hatch Volunteer and Founder, TEDx Huntsville.