Student-founded startup Themis — which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline contract-drafting for lawyers — recently took home the top prize at the eighth-annual Hatchery Demo Day 2020, hosted by the Entrepreneurship Hatchery.
The event is the culmination of the Hatchery Nest program, a four-month accelerator that connects student teams with experienced mentors and industry leaders to develop their businesses.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Demo Day took place virtually over the course of a week. A panel of judges and registrants had the opportunity to view pitch videos made by 16 competing Nest teams, as well as four Go-To-Market Stage teams — startups that are further along in their businesses.
Joseph Orozco, executive director of the Entrepreneurship Hatchery, says although the pandemic had made putting on Demo Day a challenge, it enabled students to pitch on the world stage.