Impact Tech Ventures

After a challenging period and a strong fundraising effort without the desired results, the foundation has entered a period of dormancy. We welcome continued dialogue on the Hatch mission and our collective desire to have greater impact! Please reach out to us if you want to be a part of the mission. We look forward to reviving our work as soon as we can and thank you all for your support.

Hatch CoLab empowers entrepreneurs to build Impact Tech Ventures that solve Humanity’s Grand Challenges and drive sustainable change.

We are driven by our desire to be a positive force in the world, measuring success through collective sustainable impact towards Humanity’s Grand Challenges (HGCs).

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It’s hard to be an entrepreneur. It’s not sexy. It’s not glamorous. It’s not conducive to “work-life balance” and it’s rarely friendly to your bank account. To be an entrepreneur is to be acquainted with failure. To be relentlessly optimistic. To be fearlessly committed to realizing your dream.

Amongst this subset of humanity are a select few who build ventures that solve the grand challenges of humanity and help shape a sustainable future.

You are the entrepreneurs of Hatch CoLab.

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Our team was founded upon the same criteria by which we select our entrepreneurs. Courage. Tenacity. Mission. Results. We’re grounded by our desire to be a positive force in the world, and we excel at driving change.

While we stand united in purpose, we acknowledge that every entrepreneur and venture is different. That’s why we provide early stage support, access to networks, and individualized coaching to grow your impact venture. We use the term coach because we function as a team. When you win, we win, and ultimately, so does humanity.

We are pioneering a new approach to empowering entrepreneurs to build and scale impact tech ventures.

We are Hatch CoLab.

Hatch CoLab is pioneering a new approach to incubation and acceleration programs for entrepreneurs looking to build and scale impact tech ventures.


We supercharge through unparalleled network, unfair advantages and a dedicated impact program with no equity stake tailored to meet the needs of individual entrepreneurs, whom we call Hatchers.


Our team of venture experts and mentors work closely with Hatchers to ensure their visions for change can move forward. Together, we provide access to extensive global networks and community connections.


In addition to world class programs to supercharge entrepreneurs, we support them via long term commitment and the community we have built around us.


Hatch has its main Campus in Geneva. Home to a thriving entrepreneurial & technology driven community Hatch has created the perfect conditions for global shapers and ventures to thrive.

Past Mentors

Darci McKittrick

Marketing Director at Advanced Sterilization Products

Miguel R.Brandão

Founder and CEO at CORKBRICK

Erica Pakasi

Director at Oracle

Pratik Bhatnagar

Global Account Director for Public Health at IQVIA

Yuve Guluma

International Livelihoods and Food Security Specialist

Marina Krawczyk

Founder of the Financial Innovation Lab at UNICEF

Jasmeet Sehmi

Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investment

Luca Merolla

Managing Partner at Guru Capital SA

Luís R. Álvares

Director Forest Solutions at WBCSD

Peter Bartley

Global Category & Channel Director at Medela

Rasha Oudeh


Alan T. Kummerman

Entrepreneur, Venture Capital and Private Equity

Matteo Artesi

Program Implementation Central EU Market at HP

Laurent Le Diagon

Digital and Multimedia Consultant at NORRAG

Jes Bailey

Founder at Crowdfund 360

Pierre Champsavoir

MD at COREUM & Risk Management expert

Charlie Gurtner

Digital POS Engagement Manager at JTI

Julien Lazarus

MD at DLVR Management Services

Avi E. Ram

Senior Advisory Board at Araytha

Joao Sousa

Senior Project Manager at IUCN

Andrew Dell

Former CEO, HSBC Africa

Stephen Meulenaere

Asia Region Leader at Qoin – Smart City Currencies

Alessandra Ricagno

Managing Partner at Blue Wave Innovation Capital

Maël Redard-Jacot

Market Analyst at FIND

Giselle Frederick

Co-Founder at Sonaar & Digital Identity Expert

Thierry Renaud

Director, Impact and Sustainability at MAVA Foundation

Karin Jestin

Strategic Philanthropy Advisor at PHI

Keith Norbert

Associate Director at Skye Consolidated Limited

Anna Kopacz

Sustainable Innovation | Community Building | Social Impact

Peter Wharton

Managing Partner at Antal International

Julien Weissenberg

Founder at VisualSense AI & Global Shaper at WEF

Salim Azzabi Zouraq

Innovation Officer at WHO

Brent O. Phillips

PM at Humanitarian AI & Innovation Manager at OneRelief

Nina Lundgren

Fundraising Capacity Building at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Eitan Katz

Blockchain and cryptoassets entrepreneur

Andrew Crosby

Principal at Impact Advisors and Fellow Asian Trade Centre

Monica McDonnell

Automotive Industry Consultant at Teradata

Anuj Todi

Business Head – India at Pioneering Ventures

Javier Elkin

Digital Health & Innovation at WHO

Lorenzo Bologna

Global Supply Chain Finance at Coty

Kathleen Castello

Worldwide Channel Program Manager at HP

Dhanesh Kothari

Co-Founder & CEO at Beyond Animal

William McClain

International Human Resources Executive

Sandra Prüfer

International PR Consultant 

Christopher Hauff

Sustainable Business Coach

Kimberly Worsham

Founder at FLUSH

Ollie Graham-Yooll

Growth & Innovation at
Sia Partners

 Rebecca Jones

 Former Head of Strategy
Implementation at

María Cortés Astudillo

Agile Coach & Trainer 

Gavardo Rettaroli

Founder & CEO at
Humanblink innovatiion

Silvia Tzenkova

Management Consultant 

Jay DeVivo 

Founder at

Krzysztof Nowicki

Partner at

Necdet Alpmen

Co-Founder & CTO at

Douglas Wong

Serial entrepreneur

Analía Pastran

Founder & CEO
of Smartly

Paolo Landoni

Professor of Innovation
& Entrepreneurship 

Monica Teresa Fiorentini

Global Talent

Martin Allen Morales


Filip Jakubowski-Drzewiecki

CTO & Co-founder at

Sonia Karkare

Head of Digital Transformation
at MSF 

Petri Kajander

Managing Partner at

Yoram Ben Zvi

In house Entrepreneur at
Earthworm Foundation

Harish Rao

Senior Enterprise Architect
at Credit Suisse

Fabrice Campoy

General Manager at

Paolo Guida

Coordinator at
Blockchain Valley Ventures

Michele Marini

Partner at

Will Evans

Managing Director at
Little Inventors

Chetan Choudhury

Prime Minister’s Office

Simon Fishman

Vice President, Strategy,
Analytics & Supply, EPS
at Expedia

Laurent Guinand

Founder & CEO
Aramis Advisors

Monica Hart

Owner at

Contact us to receive periodic updates on our progress and impact.

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Former Team

Andrea Monti


Tyler Rychlewski

Director of Education & Healthcare

Lorenzo Niola

Head of Ecosystem

Mickaël Mesbauer

Program Manager

Kevin Kyer

Executive in Residence

Léa Sitbon

Communication & Social Media Specialist

Marc Elias


Hatch CoLab Council

David Rychlewski 

President of Foundation Council

Stu Porter

Founder & CEO
of Denham Capital

Paul Winters

General Counsel & CCO
of Denham Capital


We call the contributors to our impact mission “investors” as they are critical members of our team and share our vision for a future where impact ventures are respected as essential and effective partners in creating a more equal, humane, and sustainable world.

When contributing to Hatch, our investors serve as mentors/coaches in whatever capacity they can, taking an active stake in the Hatch mission.

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Our fellows


Hatch CoLab is on the lookout for entrepreneurs committed to solving humanity’s grand challenges and driving sustainable change.


We evaluate our applicants based on the impact, scalability and sustainability of their venture, the need for their product or service, and commitment to their vision. Our Hatchers commit to a 12 month program with periods of residence in Geneva.

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Interested in becoming a Hatch Mentor or Hatcher? Please send us an email at to learn more.


November 27, 2020

Being a Fellow in 2020

This year’s program launch could be qualified as pretty unique, we’d say “due to those unprecedented times”, but we’ve heard it’s overrated. So, let’s just say that when Covid 19…

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November 20, 2019

Investing in an Impact Tech Venture

When it is up to investments in startups and new ventures, most people are inclined to think that all investors are only looking to maximize their return and profit, aiming…

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April 11, 2019

Demo Day, The Pitch is Real

*mic, clicker, nerves, slides, Let’s Pitch!* After months of planning, the first ever Hatch Demo Day is now Complete! For our fellows, this is an adventure that started back in…

September 11, 2018

Mentor Masterclass 2018

In preparation of the program we invited our mentors to join us for a Mentor Masterclass at the Fusion offices on Monday. During the event they got an introduction to…

June 18, 2018

Humanity’s Grand Challenges

  Derived from the UN’s sustainable development goals and a list of challenges that Sal Matteis defined in late 2015, Hatch will focus on what we call the HGCs – Humanity’s Grand…