One of the key reasons why Northern California is a hotbed of technology innovation and investment is that there is a culture of collaboration, even between groups that could be seen as competitors. In contrast, New York’s approach is far more ‘cutthroat,’ meaning that organizations often work against each other out of habit. The Hatchery is breaking this mold by fostering an environment in which innovation can thrive. As a result, we have forged a real bond with entrepreneurs and investors who trust us as an impartial forum for them to meet and build the connections they need to grow.


The Hatchery was founded in 2007 on the fundamental principle that all technology companies have the right to access business experts and leading-edge information. We believe that New York City is the best place for innovation, communication and finance to create a leading national technology hub.


Community Building

The Hatchery has been supporting core to founders and creators of the tech community since 2007 with business execution and access driven gatherings bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations.


New Approach to Incubation

Building companies are hard and require a lot of hands, financial support, and more so customers. It is


International Focus

The Hatchery works closely with foreign consulates and trade and investment offices of countries from all over the world. The growing number of international entrepreneurs looking to expand and build out their markets to the United States requires speed to traction in order to stay competitive. Whether it funding, market expansion and/or establishing a physical presence, The Hatchery is poised and prepared to roll up its sleeves as well as leverage its global network of investors and service providers:


About the Founder

Yao Huang is a highly entrepreneurial executive who works with businesses and start-ups in many industries with a focus on technology, assisting with revenue and funding.  

She is a the founder of The Hatchery, a venture collaboration organization instrumental in developing the New York technology ecosystem.  She leads the Hatchery’s enterprise incubator in New York building products with corporate partners — from ideation, development, sales, funding to exit. The Hatchery looks to change the way companies are built anchoring in customers first.

Yao was named by Forbes as one of eleven women at the center of New York’s digital scene, and by Beta Beat as one of 25 Women Driving New York’s Tech Scene. She also traveled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Indonesia in 2011, as a member of the U.S. State Department Global Entrepreneurship Program Delegation.

Yao is a sought after speaker in areas of building internet companies, technology, social media, and entrepreneurship. Yao and her efforts have been featured in Fortune, Inc Magazine, Reuters, and speaker at TEDx. She has a particular passion for helping entrepreneurs, women, and social causes with projects in place to build global communities, push more women into executive positions.