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Our Hatch Award winners are chosen by a panel of judges on Demo Day, held on the last day of our Hatch Incubator Programme. Each entrepreneur is given the opportunity to pitch their business and can receive a variety of cash and non-cash awards to help them continue their journey.

Hatch works with local businesses that are keen to support the next generation of entrepreneurs by sponsoring the Demo Day prize winnings. We've also partnered up with Brixton £, a local currency to keep the prize winnings local. The panel of judges has been comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs, business experts and corporate partners who work with Hatch.

Winner – Spring 2016 Cohort

Danna Walker

Built By Us

Built By Us is a not-for-profit consultancy  that specialises in the construction sector. Created by industry for industry, we find and develop the diverse talent that businesses need. Built By Us believes that everyone can make a positive contribution to the places we live, learn and work in. To ensure candidates are able to take full advantage of opportunities we take the time to get to know them, providing information and customised support.



Winners – Winter 2015 Cohort

Cemal Ezel

Change Please

Our mission is to tackle homelessness by training homeless people as baristas. We’re combining The Big Issue’s experience with a fresh approach to making a difference. Baristas entering the programme will be given the support they need while being paid a living wage.

Lee Denny

Wildfire Adventure Camp

Wildfire Adventure Camp is the world’s first Questival: half adventure camp, half music festival for adults only! Built for inquisitive, intrepid adults; by day, Wildfire is a bustling camp full of expeditions, bushcraft, artistry, engineering, and adventure sports.


Winners – Summer 2015 Cohort

Sarah Weiler

Power of Uke

Power of Uke was created to facilitate teambuilding days with a difference. Colleagues spend a day learning the ukulele, reflecting on their organization and then writing and performing a team song. Workshops push colleagues out of their comfort zone, develop leadership and communication skills and allow them to re-establish a team identity and provide a long-lasting change in their team dynamics.

Joseph Banton

Star Clean Exclusive

Star Clean Exclusive provides a high quality, eco friendly clinical deep cleaning service, providing clients with the same standards you will find in London’s cleanest hospitals. They aim to provide a positive social impact to the community by providing young adults with a job or an apprenticeship and the ability to obtain training through the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICS).


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Winner – Spring 2015 Cohort

Tom Scott

School Ground Sounds

School Ground Sounds works with secondary schools in London to provide additional music opportunities and mentoring. Using high-quality studios, we record and develop young musicians, offering a powerful online platform to showcase their work and kick-start their musical journeys. Music-making has been linked to benefits in many areas of school life, from academic achievement to improved personal and social development, yet far too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are unable to fulfil their musical talent, unnecessarily restricting their life chances. We are here to change that.


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