Hatching our new name

Dear Friends,

Because you have supported Vort Port International (VPI) in the past, I wanted you to be among the first to hear our exciting news: As of today, VPI is now Hatch International!

Founded in 2010, VPI took its name from “vortex portal,” which represented our goal of bringing people together into one physical and intellectual space in order to collaborate on solutions that improve our world in a sustainable manner. As time progressed, we realized that the organization was going one step further by allowing our members and partners to not only collaborate on ideas, but to see projects through from inception to completion -- by cultivating entrepreneurs’ ideas and providing the support they need in order to grow their designs,  we help “hatch” sustainable social startup companies around the globe. 

We are thrilled to begin this new chapter under the name Hatch International, and hope that you will continue to support our mission of enabling low-income communities globally to gain access to basic necessities through education, training, and innovation of sustainable technology-based solutions. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on our projects and upcoming events. And, as always, your tax-deductible contribution would be very appreciated!

Thanks again for your support, and we look forward to sharing Hatch’s progress with you in the coming year.

Merry Walker, Executive Director, Hatch International

P.S. To celebrate our new name, we're throwing a party in Washington, DC, on February 22, 2014, and you're invited! Click here to purchase tickets.