Startup Stories: HatchedIt and Bizyhood

Event Details
  Startup Stories: HatchedIt and Bizyhood
  January 27, 2014 6:00 PM
  January 27, 2014
  University Hall Conference Center, 7th Floor
On January 27 at 6:00 p.m., in University Hall, 7th Floor Conference Center, hear great startup stories from HatchedIt founder Kirsten Bischoff and Megan Brown, and Bizyhood founder Scott Barnett.

 Founded by two moms who once worked in Wall Street finance, HatchedIt is a free micro social network for managing calendars, to do lists and more. The social network is designed to let you focus on sharing important things with just the few people who are really close to you.

Bizyhood was created for local businesses and for the people that frequent them. At Bizyhood, patrons not only evaluate local businesses, but the local businesses have an opportunity to respond to and interact with their customers, providing a richer and more social conversation around those interactions.


6:00-6:45 Networking with light refreshments.

6:45-6:50 Intro by Dennis Bone.

6:50-7:00 Audience pitches (1 minute each person).

7:00-8:15 Presentations by HatchedIt, Bizyhood and third company TBD. Includes Q&A from audience.
8:15-8:30 Closing remarks by Dennis Bone.
Event is free, but pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. Jan. 22. Register through our Meetup site, and stay informed about future events: Or you can register here.

About the speakers:

Kirsten Bischoff is founding partner of A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she has spent most of her career in the world of finance. Kirsten gained operational experience running internal operations at a hedge fund startup that grew to $1 billion in assets, and then spent 3 years as an executive assistant at BlackRock. She most recently worked as senior editor for an online financial news publication, and is currently a contributor for She lives in Springfield with her daughter Sophie.

Megan Brown is founding partner of She has over a decade’s worth of Wall Street experience spanning both Sales Trading and Asset Management Sales & Marketing. A Bear Stearns alum, Megan worked for eight years on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before transitioning into an Institutional Equity Sales Trading Role. In 2005 Megan moved to Bear Stearns Asset Management where she became Managing Director, Head of Global Platform Sales & Wholesale Distribution, responsible for overseeing nearly $7 billion in assets. In January of 2009 Megan successfully transitioned to JP Morgan as Director of National Accounts for the Institutional Advisory Business within JP Morgan Asset Management, and oversaw the relationship with four large financial institutions, accounting for approx. $18 billion in assets under management, spanning both equities and fixed income products. She holds a BBA from The University of Cincinnati along with her Series 7 & Series 63 licenses. Megan lives in Westfield with her husband Josh and their daughter Madeleine.

Scott Barnett is a serial entrepreneur who has contributed to the growth and expansion of startup and established companies by leveraging leadership skills, technical expertise, teamwork and passion. Scott started his career at AT&T Bell Labs as a software engineer before making the switch to the business side and startups in the mid-90's. Scott started and boot-strapped Bluenog Corp. and was CEO of Evident Software before starting Bizyhood. He is also a global sales leader at GE.