We’re levelling the field to ensure all entrepreneurs, no matter their background, can succeed
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income for your social enterprise with our Impact Incubator programme
Our Mission is to build a fairer society by supporting diverse and impact founders into business. We do this through an ecosystem of support that includes the provision of knowledge, access to networks and mentorship. After witnessing the severe lack of basic support for entrepreneurs hailing from underrepresented communities Hatch has lead a unique approach to business support in the UK.
We’ve worked with our founders to bring new products to market, realise ambitions and facilitate meaningful change across the business landscape. Our goals are society-focused we believe a diverse economy where more businesses are led by underrepresented founders means a stronger, more vibrant and fairer society and economy. With Hatch’s support, entrepreneurs are winning awards, contracts and the hearts and minds of people in their communities.
Have successfully completed our core programmes
Have received support through our webinars and events
The environmentalist on a mission to ensure our future is free of single-use materials and pollution.
16 million tonnes of plastic is predicted to enter our oceans in 2030, double the current rate. This does not include inland pollution or that by other materials like metals and glass.After seeing how flooded her waterways were with plastic pollution, Lizzie Carr decided to set up Planet Patrol.
Planet Patrol is a community-focused, solution-orientated, non-profit organisation: a movement of people working for a cleaner future. Liz joined the Planet Patrol team in 2018 and sits at the helm of delivering all Planet Patrol’s global campaigns.
The Hatch programme has been incredible from both a personal development and organisational development perspective. I have been really impressed with how the Hatch team quickly adapted the programme for a virtual environment and the strength and diversity of experts and speakers at each session.
I found the programme to be an important day of the month - a day to take a bit of time away from the busy day to day and focus on strategy, think outside the box and think through learnings for the organisation as a whole.
Liz Heard,Founder Planet Patrol
A full-time lawyer with a serious sweet tooth who set out to create an ethical, luxury, free-from ice cream with a conscience.
When out with friends Jane found it difficult to find tasty free-from desserts which were not laden with chemicals. In 2019, she decided to set up Mama Dolce, a luxurious ice cream brand with flavours that do not compromise on taste, and free from eggs, dairy, soy, nuts, wheat and gluten. They are also committed to better serving the communities that they operate in by supporting students from low socio-economic backgrounds to gain credible opportunities to work in the food and beverage industry.
I have become more confident and have used the tools that Hatch has provided me with to develop a stronger business model which has enabled me to develop a much stronger brand message. Through the expert sessions, I have been able to set up a much stronger support network and have been able to use the help that I have received to strengthen my business proposition.
Jane Visram,Founder, Mama Dolce
A changemaker who figured out her purpose is to disrupt and improve black history education.
Growing up Dana rarely saw heroes who looked like her or her ancestors. And sadly, even when her parents wanted to share stories about their past, they just didn’t have enough information about their ancestors because it was never passed down to them. It was almost as if their history had been erased.
As an adult, she taught herself about genealogy and began researching her family history. While learning about her ancestors and gaining insight into where she came from, she figured out her new purpose: to disrupt and improve history education. In 2016 she set up Ancestors UnKnown to provide heritage education to students to help them discover their ancestors and untold histories worldwide.
The primary change is my increased confidence. I now feel like I have the tools and skills to grow my business, even in the face of setbacks and challenges.
In addition, I have acquired new partnerships, created 3 new revenue streams (online course, consulting, and Bristol school/ community partnership), developed a fundraising plan (grant funding and angel investment), AND registered the business as a CIC in the UK! Now, I’m inspired and believe I’m fully capable of turning Ancestors unKnown into a strong, unique, sustainable, and world-changing organisation.
Dana Saxon,Founder, Ancestors unKnown
could be added to the UK economy if women started and scaled new businesses at the same rate as men in the UK men.*
We’re helping to change this by …
… empowering female entrepreneurs with the skills and networks they need to start, grow and scale their businesses
We believe that achieving gender parity in business is essential for the continued success of our society. So we created our Female Founders programme designed specifically to empower women with the tools they need to overcome the inequality currently endemic in business. So we created our Female Founders programme designed specifically to empower women.
I received really high quality financial and legal advice from the connections Hatch has found for us. These have been invaluable opportunities.
Careful Feet Digital Agency