You've got a vision for a better world?

You're ready to see that vision come to life?

Let’s hatch it!

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Design Thinking | Lean Start-Up | Spiritual Formation

What is the Hatch?

The Hatch is a faith-infused social innovation certificate program and accelerator that gets your idea for social impact up and running fast! The Hatch will give you business 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 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 June 4-8 with a deep dive intensive in Atlanta at CenterForm.
  • During the following eight weeks, you will be back in your context, working through the specifics of your venture alongside virtual-based instruction and meetups with your cohort, facilitator, and mentors.
  • The certificate program culminates August 10-11 in Atlanta at the Hatch Pitch, where you will pitch your developed 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
  • A ready-to-implement business plan.
  • Social media audience building skills
  • A network of potential users, customers, investors/funders and a funding plan
  • 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 a real idea that has real potential. If your idea needs a boost to get started, accelerated, or scaled, and you’re ready for some hard work that is practical, creative, and intense, apply now for the Hatch.

applications are due May 12th

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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.