Our community programme is an ever evolving and broad range of support for founders alongside an annual programme of public events that are open to everyone.

This includes our one-to-one consultations programme, where entrepreneurs can share a business challenge and receive expert advice and support from a specialist volunteer, masterclasses, networking events, panel discussions and talks, pitch practice days and our peer mentoring programme, where early-stage impact founders can be paired with more experienced entrepreneurs for tailored advice for their businesses.


Founders have been through our cohort programmes since 2014


Founders have been through our events and community programmes since 2014

The sessions have been massively helpful and insightful. Just having another person to brainstorm and act as a soundboard really helps, as they might ask questions that you haven’t thought about. 

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Kate Stewart

Founder, I Know This Girl

Meet our founders:

What makes Hatch so exciting and unique is the variety of entrepreneurs we support. Our founders go on to play an important role in developing and improving the social and economic fabric of their community. 

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Isabella McDonnell: Belonging in Nature as a Radical Act
Isabella has built a community for multicultural people of colour to connect with nature and cultivate their belonging.
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Agnese Cigliano: The Hatch Founder Promoting Business for Good through Artisan Rugs
Agnese founded Aasté Rugs to bridge the gap between the creator and consumer of luxury goods, investing profits into artisan communities.
Ella Williams: The Hatch Founder Empowering Women and Girls through Sport
Ella Williams is transforming the lives of women and girls in Manchester through Our Goal, building back up positive relationships with sport.
Abi Read: The Hatch Founder Promoting Wellbeing Through Pottery
Abi Read is the founder of Clay Days Pottery, and through setting up a business noticed similarities between entrepreneurship and pottery.
Joanna Knight: The Hatch Founder Strengthening Social Justice Organisations
Joanna is the founder of merl, a consultancy supporting civil society organisations to achieve their social justice missions.
Patrick Lavery: The Hatch Founder Incentivising Climate Action
Patrick Lavery is the founder of Attlas, a business increasing customer loyalty by planting trees.

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Community Hub

Our community hub is a dedicated online platform designed exclusively for Hatch graduates. By joining, you’ll unlock entry to a vibrant community space where you can engage in discussions with fellow Hatch founders.

Explore unique perks provided by our partners, stay updated on our latest events, and gain access to personalised one-on-one assistance from experts.

Forge connections with fellow Hatch founders, celebrate your achievements, seek insights and foster new friendships – everything you need is right here at your fingertips!

Get involved:

Our community programme is available exclusively to all graduates of our cohort programmes:

Our Programmes

Join one of our cohort-based programmes to access expert-led masterclasses, facilitated group workshops and a Demo Day to pitch your business.

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Small group sessions to work through a business challenge on a particular topic with volunteers from our corporate partners

Showcase Opportunities

Events designed for you to showcase your business to a specific audience


In-person opportunities to connect with and learn from other Hatch founders in a fun and casual environment

Access to resources

A helpful list of resources to help you and your business grow and thrive


Being part of our community means you have access to special discounts on the right tools and services to help you scale your business, faster


More than 120 founders receiving tailored advice through peer mentoring and one on one skilled volunteering

We’re teamed up with a range of amazing partners to offer our community exclusive perks and discounts to help you grow and scale your business:

Start your journey with us today! 

Become part of our community by joining one of our programmes, you’ll learn how to build a profitable business model, grow your network, and develop the confidence to pitch your business idea to others.