Twelve weeks of intensive training, mentoring and support paid off for Hatch’s incubator programme graduates as they pitched their business plans to an expert panel to secure funding.
This is the seventh group to go through the programme. Graduates continue to receive support following the pitch process and have access to regular meet ups, workshops and the new Hatch DIY weekender.
Ryan Bish, a Brixton local, pitched for investment in his project management company, Humble Works which provides support for not-for profit bodies and charities. “This course has benefited me professionally and personally, and I strongly encourage other aspiring entrepreneurs to become involved with the programme”.
South London Tutors, run by Marcus Gayle and Yusuf Daniju, who work in and around Brixton to provide young people with affordable educational support also graduated. Marcus said: “It has really helped us to differentiate ourselves from our competitors, and to market the unique service we have to offer effectively”.
Hatch is one of the UK’s leading community enterprise charities. It was founded and works exclusively in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark to combat unemployment, and has piloted a distinctive approach to enterprise incubation in the area. The charity also runs the “Hatch Launchpad” and “Hatch Accelerator” courses. The charity’s ambition is to support 1000 entrepreneurs by 2020. For further information visit.
*For those interested in the work undertaken by Hatch, the charity is running a “Introduction and Taster Session” on Wednesday 7 September from 6:30pm at the Impact Hub Brixton. You can register on Eventbrite