Stride from hatch I.T.

Stride by hatch I.T. reduces product risk for founders of software startups by helping them build a technology strategy and execute a product roadmap that aligns with their vision. Stride is a unique program that combines customized product leadership consulting with engineering recruitment expertise to ensure quality product delivery that brings the founder’s vision to life.

Customer Problem Scenarios


You’re an early stage startup founder who has a vision for a product but does not have the experience to build or implement the product roadmap to fulfill your vision.


You’re an early stage startup founder who has a vision and roadmap, but execution has stalled. You need support to get the product roadmap aligned with the right timeline and milestones.

How Stride Works

We’ve combined years of experience in hands-on product development & engineering leadership with hatch I.T.’s backbone of technical recruiting & scaling engineering teams for hundreds of high-growth startups. As a result, we’ve developed a process to guide startup founders down the path of successful technical execution.

Integrate with executive leadership to understand the vision or strategic direction of the company

Pinpoint gaps in areas of execution, technical resources, skills & experience

Deliver a roadmap paired with the network of resources needed to execute

Who We Are

We’re a team of product visionaries & human capital experts with experience bringing dozens of software products to market and scaling hundreds of engineering/product teams for growing startups.

Tim Winkler

Tim Winkler

Founder and CEO of hatch I.T.

Tim is a serial entrepreneur who has built three startups from the ground up. He’s the Founder & CEO of hatch I.T. His background is in technical recruiting with a focus in building out software engineering teams for hundreds of local startups in the DMV region. He is passionate about developing creative models to enable startups to scale efficiently.

Jason Minnick

Jason Minnick

Head of Stride

Jason leads the technical direction as the CTO for a Cybersecurity Non-Profit in the DC Area. He has a background of 17+ years building enterprise software across a multitude of industries ranging from start-ups to government. He has led development and engineering teams, most recently as the SVP of Product Engineering at IronNet Cybersecurity. Jason is a career technologist with a passion for solving complex problems.

Let's Work Together

The heartbeat of your company is your people. A product isn’t just a product, it’s the team of people behind it. When you sign up with the Stride program by hatch I.T., we assimilate into your rapidly evolving company in a short amount of time. Our technical leadership works hand-in-hand with your founding team to ensure your product & team functions competently and consistently.

Schedule a free consultation to determine if the Stride program is a fit for you.

Stride Program