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November 2020

Being a Fellow in 2020

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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 hit around March 2020, we didn’t really know how it would impact our Hatch program, starting in September 2020. As months passed by, we knew our fellows’ health and wellbeing was our top priority and chose to adapt, shifting from an accelerating program based in Geneva, Switzerland, to a fully remote one! While not being ideal in several aspects, this situation allowed us to extend our venture panel way beyond Europe, welcoming onboard fellows coming all the way from Argentina. Despite a few adjustments, way too many “can you see my screen” and “you are on mute” moments and the transformation of coffee breaks into zoom parties, Hatch didn’t lose sight of its primary objective: Supercharging Impact tech ventures in order to solve Humanity’s Grand Challenges. 

And, If there’s one thing we’ve learned from 2020, it’s the need to never stop battling against inequalities and the crucial importance of innovative mindsets to build a better tomorrow. 

That’s why this year, we’ve worked twice as hard towards selecting impact tech ventures that would help solve Humanity’s Grand Challenges in the best possible way, and we couldn’t be happier with our selection! 

Meet our Fellows 2020

Our 12 Fellows 2020 are bold entrepreneurs, they’re tenacious and have one common goal: making an impact. They come from all around the globe and work in the fields of Education, Health, Finance, Government and Social inclusion.

Feel like meeting them? Let us give you a sneak peek of their impact:

A3BC

Biometric digital ID & data storage protocol® designed to simplify & secure your daily life.

Beekee

Improving teaching & learning everywhere

Civocracy

Fixing the relationship between citizens and their governments through digital citizen participation.

Digipharm

Implementing value-based healthcare agreements using emerging technology.

Inuka

Making well being accessible for everyone. 

Lifeed

Transforming life experiences into business skills and shaping a world of work where everyone can fulfill their potential.

ODEM

Transforming the Way We Learn, Work & Grow.

Revisely

Allowing teachers to give more and better feedback to their students.

StepEX

Providing the next generation of student finance, the world’s first regulated “Future Earnings Agreements”.

Sustainably

Enabling people around the world to have a positive impact every day.

Wikifarmer

Empowering and educating farmers across the world.

MuniDigital

Transforming the way you govern your city.

Over the course of the next 24 months, we will be supercharging our 12 ventures and providing them with all the tools and mentoring they need in order to strengthen their growth and journey towards impact. Stay tuned!

Do you want to join our impactful community or feel like learning more about us? Reach out to our Program Manager, Mickael (mickael@hatchcolab.ch), we’d love to hear from you!