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*

Mentor Masterclass 2018

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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 Hatch, our program and some insights on their journey as a Hatch mentor. Our mentors are coming from very different backgrounds representing both- the startup and the nonprofit world. During the program our mentors are supporting the teams by sharing their knowledge and experience covering a wide range of topics such as Fundraising and Investment, Communication, User Experience but also by helping them to connect to the right people, making introductions and supporting them to push their organisation to the next level.

We are really looking forward to this journey!