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hatch IT

Northern Virginia
Founded In 2013

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hatch I.T. is a specialized technology consulting firm connecting software, product, and data engineers with tech startups in the DMV and Raleigh-Durham regions. We offer customized models that transform the way early-stage and high-growth startups scale. Our flagship programs include:

Stride – technical strategy and consulting for early-stage startups
Scale – technical consulting and recruiting services for high-growth startups
hatchpad – a hyperlocal online community platform connecting engineers and startups


Tim Winkler is a serial entrepreneur who has worked at tech companies all over the world. He’s passionate about helping DC become a national hub for technology startups. In 2013, he founded hatch IT from a garage in Leesburgh, VA as a boutique consulting firm, helping software startups scale their engineering teams.

Two years later, hatch IT developed Scale, which gave software startups a better way to recruit software engineers. Scale was an instant hit among engineers and startups who were tired of spammy, transactional recruiting.

In 2018, hatch IT began helping some of DC’s biggest tech Meetup groups host events. Thanks to hatch IT’s many startup partnerships, we were able to bring technical founders in to speak about how they solved programming challenges and built innovative products.

As we gathered feedback from the hundreds of engineers who attended our events, we quickly realized that there was a need for a better way for engineers to find events and opportunities. Working with local developers, we built hatchpad as a community resource.


hatch IT is located at Westwood Center, directly by the Spring Hill metro station and shopping center. It’s a few minutes from our former headquarters at the Tyson’s Corner WeWork. Our location puts us right at the center of one of the fastest growing tech areas in the DMV metro area.

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team member Founder and CEO
team member VP of Software Recruiting
team member Operations Manager
team member Marketing Strategist
team member Engineering Talent Director
team member Community Engagement Specialist

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