What do startups get out of the program?
Community, A globally award winning coworking space, events, value-add programs including HR Clinics, Trade Services, Open House mentoring and partner benefits.
Expert advice from local and global network of mentors, corporate partners and industry experts across 10+ countries.
Curated workshops to support across every startup function with the support of industry experts
Peer-to-peer learning Leverage on likeminded founders to address challenges and barriers faced by startups.
Demo Day A networking event for startups to showcase themselves to key investors, institutions and strategic partners.
Post Program Support continued post-program support through alumni networking opportunities
What do program sponsors get out of the program?
PR and brand visibility through curated traditional and social media campaigns to boost your brand and increase program reach
End to end program management that includes unparralled support during the entire life cycle of the program
Startup curation to solve business specific problem problems
International Experts that can provide you access to disruptive technology and innovative thinking
Team participation and leadership development with nominated in-house experts that can take on transferable skills for direct busieness development purposes
Potential investment opportunities with the best in class startups in the cohort with first hand access to their growth during the program
Accelerator programs are targeted towards rapidly boosting early-stage companies with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) looking to scale their business in local and international markets
Gender Equity and Advancement
AccelerateHer is Sri Lanka’s first female entrepreneurship acceleration program in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. Over 24 months 14 female entrepreneurs will undergo a supportive Accelerator Program while 140 bootcamp participants from across Sri Lanka will experience capacity building, mentoring, impact networking, partner matchmaking and program alumni support to build innovative businesses and doing so, enabling female entrepreneurs to become financially independent and internationally competitive.
14 Million Rupees in capacity building
7 Regional bootcamps
154 Female entrepreneurs
The Green Energy Champion 2021, was Sri Lanka’s first advanced accelerator programme with intense, rapid and immersive training aimed at accelerating business growth for entrepreneurs in the sustainable mobility, renewable energy or energy efficiency sectors. Implemented by GIZ, Hatch Works and Good Life X, the program offers the opportunity for participants to be mentored by industry experts, given access to supportive resources and infrastructure to make their ideas market-ready, tap into global markets, while raising their brand visibility locally and internationally.
70% startups with female leadership representation
200+ Partner / Customer / Mentor / Investor Intros
78 new direct and indirect jobs created and MSMEs supported
HatchX, Sri Lanka’s first fintech startup accelerator program, launched virtually to help local fintech startups find success by offering them the necessary support to grow and expand their businesses beyond Sri Lanka.
07 Fintech startups
12 Speaker sessions
40+ Partner / Customer / Mentor / Investor Intros
40+ Pitch Coaching Sessions
50+ 1:1 Business Advisory Sessions
70+ 1:1 Program Check-ins
Programs usually around 3 months in duration that support early stage founders with unvalidated ideas develop a business model and validated product or
Hatch Open house
The Hatch Mentorship Program is an initiative to help the entrepreneurs and startups in Sri Lanka grow smarter and faster by getting guidance from business leaders and experts in their fields. We facilitate their growth by augmenting the existing tools and skills they have in order for them to overcome roadblocks efficiently and continue to be successful.
Open House (Weekly)
Hatch offers virtual one-on-one mentoring sessions on a weekly basis that connects start- up founders with experienced local and international mentors in diverse fields of business and verticals.
Hatch Mentor Network was accessible to startups for a duration of 4 months. Keep an eye out on our Hatch social media sites for weekly features of our local and international mentors.
Interested in one-one mentoring?
Gender Equity and Advancement
The Kickass Bootcamp is about bringing like-minded women from different walks of life and at all ages and life stages, with a focus on broadening their knowledge and networks. We launched the KickAss Bootcamp in March 2021, and we had
08 female mentors across 2 time zones
52 mentoring hours
43 founders benefitted across 10 industries
We can work with you on any industry areas that require disruption locally and regionally that enable new market opportunities focused on inclusion, equality and accesibility with keen interests in CleanTech, MedTech, FinTech, EdTech, Artificial Intelligene and Machine Learning
With Hatch Open Innovation, become a visionary and pacesetter for your industry
Innovation & Business Improvement
Support innovation and accelerate digital transformation to solve business problems in partnership with our startups
Culture & Processes
Cultivate a culture of lean & agile principles, rapid prototyping and design sprints within your own organisation
Stand out as a leader and authority on innovation and a cultures of lean and agile operations
Marketing / Brand
Benefit from our marketing and promotional activities throughout the program. Showcasing to stakeholders your commitment to innovation.