Hatch supports underrepresented entrepreneurs from across the UK to imagine, launch and grow businesses that are sustainable, successful and have a positive and lasting impact on their communities. We’re committed to building a fairer society by helping develop entrepreneurs’ skills, knowledge and confidence through our unique programmes designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

We’re not typical of the third sector. Although we’re a charity, we think and act like a business. Since 2014, we’ve supported more than 800 businesses and 6000 entrepreneurs to flourish, building a vibrant network of partners, funders and investors who share our vision in the process.

Meeting founders over the last four years allows us to learn about and understand the biggest business barriers they face, and we use our own knowledge and experience to help overcome as many of those as possible. The partnership with Hatch has been a true collaborative effort and we’re excited about what the next few years will bring.

Nick Howe

Enterprise and Climate Engagement and Partnerships, Natwest

Who we help

We recognise that talent is equally distributed but opportunities are not. Too many people are unfairly prevented from realising their entrepreneurial potential to positively impact their own lives, the lives of others in the community and wider society. We’re working to change that by focusing our support on underrepresented founders, which includes women and other marginalised genders, racially minoritised groups, founders with disabilities, and those without a previous work or business background, as well as impact founders to launch, grow and thrive in their businesses.

70%

Of founders on our core programmes are women

60%

Of founders on our core programmes are from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds

70%

Of founders on our core programmes run an impact business

2000+

Impact founders have been supported through our events

Why partner with Hatch?

  • Support from an expert team: We’ll use our expertise, enthusiasm and ideas to make sure working together is a success on both sides. 
  • Employee engagement: A partnership with us will engage and motivate your employees. We provide opportunities to develop communication and leadership skills.
  • A way to differentiate your brand: You’ll get to meet innovative and diverse founders, connect with them early, leading to long-term relationships and brand exposure.
  • A tailor-made partnership:  We’re creative and collaborative in our approach and will help tailor just the right kind of partnership to enhance your business.

Hatch made the planning and execution of the Jam a breeze – the team are professional, creative and organised. We look forward to our future collaborations!

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Katy Goodrich

Customer Success Director, Adobe

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We partnered with Adobe to  create the ‘Creative Business Jam’ where 70 Adobe volunteers used their experience to advise on a range of business areas.

We work with companies committed to building a fairer society:

Pizza hut Logo J.P.MOrgan Logo UBS Logo Natwest Logo Glossier Logo Peoples Postcode Lottery Logo Blackrock Gives Logo Rothschild Logo Vivo Barefoot :pgp Columbia Threadneedle Logo Youth Business International Logo Ebay Foundation Logo Skadden Logo Peabody Logo Weil Logo City of London Logo Sidley Logo Southwark Council Logo The Big Issue Logo SIB Logo Howden Logo Purple Socks logo

By becoming a corporate partner with Hatch, you can meet your CSR goals and engage your employees in volunteering with impactful businesses:

  • Fund a Hatch Programme to support the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • Get your employees involved as skilled volunteers to improve the skills of both the entrepreneur and your staff.
  • Become a Hackathon Partner to directly support entrepreneurs or start-ups to achieve a specific business goal.
  • Deliver an expert workshop to provide expert knowledge and improve the success rate of entrepreneurs and their businesses.