Got a vision for a better world?

Let’s hatch it!

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Design Thinking | Lean Start-Up | Spiritual Formation

What is the Hatch?

The Hatch is an early stage social innovation accelerator that gets your idea for social impact up and running fast! It is designed for entrepreneurs and idea-makers who have a rough idea of what they would like to create, but need a process and the support to give it structure, purpose, and potential.

The Hatch will give you the skills and networks to create innovative and sustainable social ventures that generate social and environmental impact.

We have a deep commitment to faith, a firm belief in the power of passionate people to change the world, and a determination to see faith and passion leveraged for the common good. We will work with you to shape and refine your vision into a living, breathing, sustainable and scalable social enterprise.

What is the Hatch process?

The Hatch incorporates human-centered design, lean startup practices, and spiritual formation taught through mentoring and peer cohorts. During this intense and creative process, you will have the opportunity to learn from mentors, industry experts, customer prospects, and investors as well as develop the skills necessary to build these relationships for long-term success.

What is the commitment?

  • The Hatch starts September 24-28 with a deep dive intensive in Atlanta at CenterForm.
  • During the following nine weeks, you will be back in your context, working through the specifics of your idea alongside virtual-based instruction and meetups with your cohort and mentors.
  • The accelerator culminates November 30th in Atlanta at the Hatch Pitch, where you will pitch your social enterprise in front of a panel and audience to compete for prize money.
  • Tuition is $1250.* A limited number of scholarships are available (see application).

What will you leave with?

  • A certificate in social innovation from CenterForm
  • A group of peers building a better world alongside you
  • A team of mentors to lean on
  • An understanding of your customer/end user, your product, and your impact
  • An understanding of potential business models for your idea
  • A set of spiritual/emotional practices to foster your own resilience
  • A deeper sense of the meaning behind your vocation
  • Potential academic credit with partnering seminaries**

Ready to get started?

We are looking for people with real ideas with real potential. If your idea needs a boost to get started, and you’re ready for some hard work that is practical, creative, and intense, apply now for the Hatch.

applications are due September 1st

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*Travel and accomodations for the Atlanta segments are not included. Additional fees may apply to certificates with seminary credit.

**The Hatch has partnered with the Seminary Community Collective. Your seminary might be able to join. If you are interested in receiving seminary credit or finding out if your current tuition will cover a portion or all of the Hatch tuition, let us know on the application.