Hatch Launchpad

Are you ready to test and build your early-stage business idea? Our Launchpad programme can help you get started.

This selective six-week programme is for anyone who has a business idea and wants to develop the skills they need in business modelling, finance, communications and marketing in order to launch.

Applications now open for May 2021 and September 2021. In September 2021, one of the Launchpad programmes will be reserved for ethnic minority women.

The Launchpad program is suitable for you if you:

  • Have a business idea and want to launch your own business
  • Want to increase your business knowledge, skills and confidence
  • Want to be part of a cohort of other entrepreneurs
  • Are based in the UK

This programme aims to level the playing field in entrepreneurship, so we welcome and prioritise applications from underrepresented groups including Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority founders, women and other marginalised genders, disabled founders, and LGBTQIA+ founders.

Launchpad Benefits

  • Six expert-led sessions on core business areas (including strategy, finance, marketing, and pitching)
  • Six facilitated group sessions
  • Access to networks a a supportive community of other founders
  • Demo Day where you can pitch your business to a panel of friendly Dragons

The May programme will run weekly on Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm online from Saturday 29th May 2021.

Programme cost: £50
This programme is valued at over £500, but thanks to the generosity of our sponsors participants are asked to pay a contribution of £50.

“The course allowed me to think from a different perspective and meet new people. I love that there was always follow up emails and extra support.”  TanishaBAIOU

Please note, if you do not qualify for this programme, we have other programmes that may be suitable for you. Please visit the Hatch website at www.hatchenterprise.org

If you have any questions about the application form you can get in touch with Joanna at joanna.h@hatchenterprise.org

The Launchpad programme is for entrepreneurs based in the UK who have a business idea and are ready to launch. Some of the cohorts are aimed at Black, Asian and Ethnic minority women only.

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