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Demo Day, The Pitch is Real

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*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 2018. Being 1 out of the 20 impact ventures selected to come and pitch in Geneva on the Finals-Selection Day, was the opportunity to showcase their ventures to a select audience as well as the chance to earn a place in the program. On that day, 8 ventures were selected to be the Hatch Fellows, going through a speed-of-light acceleration program until March 2019, where all the hard work and achievements were celebrated on the awaited Demo Day.

For the Impact Mentors that were present for the Finals-Selection Day, seeing the fellows again on stage on Demo Day was the reward for the many hours invested in mentoring, with a wave of positive comments and applauses filling up the room as the pitches went by. With a clear mission, impact results, business model and strategy, nobody could deny the impact of these organizations.

The secret sauce: Stage Presence + Clear Pitch + Impact & Business

The Audience: Network, Network, Network

Specially designed for the 8 fellows of this year, Demo Day had over 100 attendees from more than 60 different organizations including UN organizations & NGOs, Foundations, Corporates, Investors & Impact Investors. It was exciting to see so many people from different backgrounds coming together to meet and support out fellows. 

Demo Day is meant to supercharge the Impact Ventures by unleashing the power of the network. Leveraging this event to promote mentorship, partnerships, introductions and fundraising, the audience had the chance to meet the fellows, to network and engage with them in conversations that go beyond this day.

To the Fellows and Mentors: This is no farewell

The world keeps turning and we keep Supercharging!

Demo Day marks the halfway through the acceleration program for the Impact Ventures.

With the 6-month Growth Phase following, the fellows are now deploying the first steps of their strategy to meet their roadmap objectives for this year. Hatch and the Impact Mentors will keep supporting them in developing their ventures, advising them and connecting them to relevant people that can help them grow their ventures and impact.

On the horizon: sharing the milestones achieved in the first year – but not yet!

For now, we celebrate the first batch of Hatch fellows, the first entrepreneurs-colonizers of the ecosystem we’re building, that are paving the way for more #Hatchers to come.

A big thank you to Arcadia, The ECO Coin, Ellipsis, LOVE FOR LIFE, Project Access, the fair traveller, Sela and Uridu.

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*drop the mic*

Humanity’s Grand Challenges

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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 Challenges. Below we are giving you a quick overview of what we believe are the biggest challenges our world is facing at the moment. Each of these challenges can and needs to be tackled on many different levels.

1. Energy​

Access to clean and sustainable energy for the needs of humanity.

2. Environment (Land & Water)

Sustainable and equitable stewardship of Earth’s ecosystems for optimal functioning both globally and locally.

3. Food (Zero Hunger)

Consumption of sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to maintain healthy and active lives for all people at all times.

4. Sustainable Cities & Communities (including sustainable consumption / production)

Secure, safe, and sustainable shelter for residence, recreation, and industry for all people at all times. Provide the environment for people to thrive sustainably and build infrastructures to allow for sustainable production and consumption of goods.

5. Clean Water

Ample and safe water for consumption, sanitation, industry, and recreation for all people at all times.

6. Disaster Resilience

Effective and efficient disaster risk reduction, emergency response, and rehabilitation that saves lives and livelihoods, minimizes economic loss, and builds resilience both globally and locally.

7. Governance (Justice & Institutions) & International Collaboration

Equitable participation of all people in formal and societal governance that is in accordance with principles of justice and individual rights, free from discrimination and identity-based prejudices, and able to meet the needs of an exponentially changing world.

8. Health & Well Being

Optimal physical and mental health, including access to cost-effective prevention, early diagnosis, and personalized therapy for individuals and communities.

9. Quality Learning

Access to information and experiences that build knowledge and skills for all people at all stages of their lives for personal fulfilment and benefit to society.

10. Prosperity & Equality

Equitable access to economic and other opportunities for self-fulfilment where all people are free from poverty and able to thrive regardless of gender or nationality

11. Security

Safety of all people from physical and psychological harm, including in virtual worlds; and protection of physical, financial, digital systems