Super-charging
women
entrepreneurs.

About The Programme

This exclusive, 4-months programme will bring together the most impactful business support and leadership training under one roof. We have worked with and listened to over 100 female founders and based our programme design on these insights and our experience of having supported 300+ entrepreneurs in the last 3 years, you will gain:

  • Professional, practical advice to expand your business knowledge
  • Support for a specific new project or product you want to launch
  • Access to new, professional networks via dedicated networking events
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“There are so many incredible ideas out there and that’s lucky because we face a number of challenges right now – so why would we ignore half our brainpower? We need to support female founders urgently and Hatch’s Female Founders Accelerator is one great way we can super-charge this support!”

Martha Lane Fox CBE
Cross bench peer – House of Lords, Co-founder – lastminute.com

We really understand the challenges women in enterprise are facing and know what super-powers you can employ to grow your business successfully. With us you will have access to:

  • FFA Sessions & Workshops
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Support & Networks
  • Meet-ups
  • Funding & Investment

Benefits

Increased confidence and aspirations

Gain greater awareness of your organisation’s strengths and potential. Become more confident in your ability to sustainably develop your business.

Improved skills & knowledge

Gain knowledge in a range of areas including: finance, the legal/ tax regulatory environment, customer acquisition, HR, leadership and project management.

Increased profile

Prizes and endorsements give recognition and raise the extent to which your business attracts public awareness. Our events can help to connect you with new audiences to get your brand out there.

Improved business model

Develop a comprehensive business plan for the successful operation of your business, identifying potential sources of revenue and expanding your customer base

Better equipped to run enterprise

Gain access to infrastructure and resources, which will enable you to work effectively. This may include office space, online resources, IT or specific equipment.

Increased access to finance

Through consulting you will be able to new build investment propositions, enabling you to access financial avenues that might be otherwise unavailable.

Register

We are supporting London-based women entrepreneurs who started their business at least 1 year ago, have at least £20,000 annual turnover and employ at least one member of staff. If this is you, please register your interest:

Application deadline: 14th July 2017

Don't fit this criteria? Don't worry!

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Expert speakers

Founder and Strategist - Make Happy

Jonathan Bannister

Over twenty years experience creating advertising, marketing and communications solutions for B2C, B2B and social business clients in Europe and Asia Pacific. A strategic marketer whose passion is to help entrepreneurs and organisations map and innovate their business models and develop intimate long-term relationships for their customers and all their other stakeholders by driving deeper levels of engagement.

In February 2016 Jonathan’s work with social entrepreneurs was recognised by his inclusion as one of the 100 on the second ‘Maserati 100’ index; a definitive list of Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors, and ascending entrepreneurs, who are today supporting the next generation of up and coming business talent. The citation said; “As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Jonathan has supported the organisation’s crowdfunding accelerator pro-bono as an expert mentor. With this engagement alone, he has helped over 100 RSA Fellow-led social enterprises develop, launch and achieve in excess of £350,000 crowdfunding.”

Member of the Academic Council for the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Mumbai, India. Fellow of the RSA.

Founder and Director - A.M Coaching

Andrea Mattis

Andrea is the Founder and Director of A.M Coaching. A Wellbeing Agency, focused on coaching for personal development, health and wellbeing, career transition and work/life balance. They offer coaching packages, events and speaking engagements to support committed clients on their positive journey for change.

CEO - Ogunte CIC

Servane Mouazan

What if 1 million women social enterprise leaders connected to learn, lead and change the course of the world, by 2020?

Servane believes in future-centric good businesses, and in the power of conscious innovation, courageous conversations, and action!

In 2001, She founded Ogunte, the social business development company, and later Make a Wave, the first incubator for women social entrepreneurs, with a team of outstanding mentors, investors and coaches. They have supported over 5200 social innovators, managers, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders and their networks through business coaching, impact investment training, leadership development, awards and challenge prizes.

She is a founding partner at Conscious Innovation with peers in Rio, London, Berlin. They provide prototyping experiences that help individuals and organisations explore and implement future scenarios, to change people’s world.

Since Feb 2015, Servane also ran the Womanity Awards Programme, an initiative that invests in an ecosystem preventing violence against women through replication of innovative models and ideas.

Director - Make Happy

Sophie Paton-McDermott

Sophie is currently Director at Make Happy, a creative marketing consultancy that uses workshops to unlock their client’s knowledge and skills and to embed learning within organisations. They have an expert team including planners from the most prestigious advertising agencies in the world and CIM qualified marketers. Make Happy works as a strategic partner with their clients, not a external consultant. They deliver training, research, marketing strategy and plans, full service marketing delivery.

Director - Young Mums Support Network

Fiona Small

Community activist Fiona Small set up the Young Mums’ Support Network (YMSN) in 2012 to provide support, training and development to young mothers in deprived areas. The group’s main focus is the Ladies’ Lunch programme that offers health and well-being education along with hands-on cooking skills to those impacted by the food poverty and welfare reform crisis.

Investment Associate - Big Society Capital

Ben Warren

Before joining Big Society Capital, Ben was a Policy Adviser in the Social Investment and Finance Team at the Cabinet Office where he worked on retail investment, impact measurement and the G8 Forum. He founded a microfinance charity and holds an MSc in Development and Security from Bristol University.

Director - Power of Uke

Sarah Weiler

Sarah believes that shared musical experiences can transform the way we work together. In the last 10 years she has worked as a teacher, musician, facilitator, coach, researcher, songwriter and comedian and has been fascinated by the power of music in bringing people together.

Sarah combined all of this to create ‘Power of Uke’ – team building days with a difference. Colleagues spend a day learning the ukulele, reflecting on their organisation and then writing and performing a team song. Workshops push colleagues out of their comfort zone, develop leadership and communication skills, allowing them to re-establish a team identity and provide a long-lasting change in their team dynamics.

Our supporters

Founder & CEO - Spark Inside

Baillie Aaron

Baillie is the founder and CEO of Spark Inside, a London-based charity pioneering the use of professional coaching in prisons to promote rehabilitation and desistance from crime. Previously, Baillie founded the US non-profit Venturing Out, providing entrepreneurship education to people in prison. Baillie holds a BA from Harvard College and MPhil from the University of Cambridge. She is a UK Ministry of Justice Policy Fellow ‘At Large’, 2017 Global Good Fellow, TEDx speaker, and member of the World Economic Forum community of Global Shapers.

Senior Public Policy Manager, European and International - Aviva plc

Marte Borhaug

Marte Borhaug leads Aviva’s digital public policy work across Aviva’s markets, working with Aviva’s newly established digital business and its digital technology venture capital fund. She also leads Aviva’s sustainable investment campaign at EU-level. Marte has several years of experience from public affairs, working closely with EU institutions in Brussels, including as the Head of Financial Services and Corporate Governance at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Marte is currently Vice-Chair of the Finance Task Force at the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD and a committee member of the CBI ‘35 Under 35 Committee’. Passionate about entrepreneurship, Marte is a mentor for start-ups at Bethnal Green Ventures and for scale-ups taking part in the ‘Future at Work’ PWC’s newly launched Future of Work programme, in collaboration with SwiftScale. She is also a Board Member for Mac Millan’s Guards Chapel Christmas Carol Concert.

Head of Origination, Early Growth Ventures - ClearlySo

Jessica Duveen

Jessica is the Head of Origination, Early Growth Ventures at ClearlySO, an impact investment bank that works exclusively with Impact businesses, charities and funds to help them raise investment from its network of high-net-worth individual and institutional investors. Originally founded in 2008, ClearlySo has helped more than 100 clients raise more than £108 million in impact investment.

Jessica is passionate to help creative entrepreneurs develop their ideas into a sustainable business and thrives helping people plan their overall strategy, “I advise on how to identify, develop and implement key performance indicators to evidence impact.” It sounds technical but its helping organisations figure out how to make a difference and being able to measure it and then improve on it.

Cross bench peer - House of Lords

Martha Lane Fox CBE

Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, CBE is a British businesswoman, philanthropist, and public servant. Martha co-founded Lastminute.com in the early 2000s and is a board member of Twitter, mydeco.com, Marks & Spencer, and chairs the board of the digital skills charity, Go ON UK. She joined the House of Lords as a crossbencher on 26 March 2013, becoming its youngest female member.

Founder & CEO - Blooming Founders

Lu Li

Lu Li is the founder of Blooming Founders, a company that provides education and introduces new opportunities to female founders through events, content and a professional network. She is the UK ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, a judge at the MassChallenge accelerator, a mentor at the Google Launchpad accelerator and part of the Techstars community leadership team. She has also published the book Dear Female Founder, now globally available on Amazon and Kindle.

In her previous corporate career, Lu has launched FMCG products for Procter & Gamble across Western Europe and has worked on several consulting projects for McKinsey, BMW and T-Mobile.

Chairman - Vistage Group

Fiona Lloyd-Williams

Senior business executive in private-equity and large corporations in Insurance & Financial Services sectors. Fiona’s deep rooted strategic business development background, coupled with product & marketing experience, manifests itself in a passion for delivering customer & client value. She has led many cross functional and global teams in a B2B, B2B2C and B2C, delivering sustainable business improvement. Fiona has worked in Russia, Amsterdam, Norway, France, & twice the US.

She helps Chief Executives and Managing Directors to accelerate their growth rates and transform their businesses. With Vistage UK, she chairs a confidential, private advisory group whose members are CEOs and MDs of businesses ranging between £2m to £50m turnover.

Founder CEO - Mahon Group

Saija Mahon

Saija is a passionate Digital Marketing entrepreneur, speaker, mentor and author. She is determined to empower and drive female led companies and organisations forward by sharing knowledge and experiences. Founder, CEO of international media agency Mahon Digital Marketing, Lonely Robot Web Design and a Scandinavian based business events company The Caviar Club. For her work she has been awarded:

Agency of the Year in Scandinavia 2013

TOP 20 Women in Search selected by Google and DRUM 2015

Best Business Woman Awards – Finalist in Technology & also Business services category 2015

Everywoman Technology Awards – Finalist in the Entrepreneur category 2016

Head of Merchant and VAS - Samsung Pay UK

Adriana Marques

Adriana is a business Development executive who has held multiple leadership roles in prominent financial services organizations, building commercial strategy, developing partnerships and fostering client relationships over the last twenty years. MBA with specialization in Finance and Strategy from the London Business School. Since 2013, she has also been a business mentor and an angel investor in a number of start up companies in Brazil, building a portfolio of social impact investments in Healthcare Services, Internet and Financial Technology.

CEO - Ogunte CIC

Servane Mouazan

What if 1 million women social enterprise leaders connected to learn, lead and change the course of the world, by 2020?

Servane believes in future-centric good businesses, and in the power of conscious innovation, courageous conversations, and action!

In 2001, She founded Ogunte, the social business development company, and later Make a Wave, the first incubator for women social entrepreneurs, with a team of outstanding mentors, investors and coaches. They have supported over 5200 social innovators, managers, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders and their networks through business coaching, impact investment training, leadership development, awards and challenge prizes.

She is a founding partner at Conscious Innovation with peers in Rio, London, Berlin. They provide prototyping experiences that help individuals and organisations explore and implement future scenarios, to change people’s world.

Since Feb 2015, Servane also ran the Womanity Awards Programme, an initiative that invests in an ecosystem preventing violence against women through replication of innovative models and ideas.

Head of the UK, External Payments - Amazon

Karen Pepper

Head of the UK for Amazon External Payments and founder of Cupcake Mum, a members’ club for Mums in South West London. This led to her being named by Growing Business Magazine as one of the Top 35 Entrepreneurs in the UK–she managed to raise £3m in investment for the concept! She’s worked at JP Morgan, American Express and Northwest Airlines and she holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA from the George Washington University.

Founder/ Director - Built By Us

Danna Walker

Danna is the founder and director of Built By Us, a social enterprise which is on a mission to connect diverse talent to construction businesses.  Her career spans over 25 years in the construction and built environment sector, and has encompassed a variety of roles from shop floor electrician, to architect and strategic projects lead at the Construction Industry Council.

She is the former chair of the RIBA’s equality, diversity and inclusion advisory group Architects for Change (AfC) and has been named a finalist in the Precious Awards 2015. She currently serves as an elected board member of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and as a Trustee of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

In partnership with

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J.P.Morgan Chase Foundation works with community partners to create pathways to opportunity by supporting workforce development, financial capability, small business development and community development in the regions where they do business. The Female Founders Programme is kindly supported by the J.P.Morgan Chase foundation.

Supporting partners

Weil

Weil

With 1,100 lawyers, Weil has been a leader in investing in initiatives to cultivate an inclusive culture where all feel encouraged to excel.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thomson Reuters Foundation acts to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide.

ClearlySo

ClearlySo

ClearlySo supports the capital raising activity of high-impact businesses through financial advisory work, & introduce them to investors.

Ogunte

Ogunte

Ogunte offers development opportunities through coaching, system design & prototyping experiences for women social entrepreneurs.

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So far Hatch Enterprise have helped over 400 entrepreneurs. Started in 2013 to address the need for localised business support, Hatch delivers dedicated enterprise support programmes in South London aimed at helping to develop, grow and sustain local businesses. To date, over 82% of people taking part in their flagship Hatch Incubator programme are still running their business, reporting overall revenue growth of 50% year on year.