Welcome to episode 14 of the Ignite Alabama podcast.
This week’s guest is Antonio Montoya, an entrepreneur and one of the forces behind the Rocket Hatch, a startup and creative community in Huntsville, Alabama.
Rocket Hatch Investor Day
The Rocket Hatch Investor Day is set for Thursday, September 10, 2015. The Investor Day event will bring together investors and entrepreneurs from across the Southeast to share experiences related to investing, pitching, launching and growing high tech startups.
The event will include panels on startup investing and pitching and will conclude with an open networking event at Sip+Hatch. Details here.
Antonio talks about the upcoming Investor Day in this podcast.
Rocket Hatch Community Values
The RocketHatch statement of values are a perfect reflection of what every true 21st century enterprise should cherish. Here's an example:
- Collaboration over competition
- Trust over agendas
- Encouragement over criticism
Those values reflect what I’m trying to offer through this podcast and my larger Shinecast mission. This podcast features conversations with entrepreneurs and innovators without no agenda other than sparking innovation and entrepreneurship in Alabama–in whatever form or shape it emerges–and perhaps helping me to grow my own entrepreneurial ventures.
Most people know Huntsville for its role in the NASA space program and for the many companies, large and small, that play a role in the national defense of our great country.
But Huntsville is also an arts community and it’s much more than a city for defense department contractors.
Before meeting with Antonio last week when he was in Birmingham for the Alabama Launchpad Innovation awards event, I spent some time reviewing the first annual report of the RocketHatch and I found it so refreshing.
I’ll just let the conversation with Antonio unfold and tell you the rest of the story.
I look forward to visiting with lots of Rocket Hatch community members on September 10, 2015 at the Investor Day event at the Space and Rocket Center.
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