Taronga HATCH Pre-Accelerator Program

Taronga HATCH Pre-Accelerator Program

Pre-Accelerator Program

Do you have an early-stage idea that aims to positively impact Australian wildlife or the natural environment? If you’ve got an innovative idea, we can help you set the critical foundations for success through the HATCH Pre-Accelerator Program.

Over six weeks this FREE online development program will help you to:

  • Clearly articulate the problem you are addressing;

  • Clearly articulate your solution to the problem;

  • Develop your Theory of Change and Social Business Canvas, and;

  • Develop a plan for first round market testing of you solution.

    This is a great opportunity to kickstart your startup journey and connect with other awesome changemakers, as well as some of the inspiring HATCH alumni.

    The program is open Australia-wide, 18 years and older; places are limited, and selection is merit based. If this sounds like your next step, apply now!

    About HATCH

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    The HATCH Accelerator Program is designed to help ecopreneurs take their idea from vision to reality. If you are a not-for-profit or social enterprise founder or start up with a venture that will drive positive change for wildlife, biodiversity and the environment then we are here to support you.

    We are excited that the 2023 HATCH Accelerator Program will be run in collaboration with the Odonata Foundation, which means we have amplified and multiplied the opportunities that come through joining this program.

    Program highlights:

  • $50,000 prize. No strings attached – free to participate, no equity required

  • $2,000 equity free seed funding per initiative

  • Available to applications Australia wide

  • Travel and accommodation included

  • Expert advice from Impact Boom, Entrepreneur in Residence and delivery partner

  • Social enterprise or not-for-profit ventures accepted

  • Access to Taronga’s and Odonata’s expert network and individual team support

  • Access to the Odonata impact investor panel led
    by Nigel Sharp

  • Additional prizes up to $30,000 and pathways for regenerative agriculture innovations and ideas

  • Additional prizes and awards up to $5,000 each in top tier business management consulting packages, tailored to your needs

  • One year membership into the Wild People Alumni Network and platform providing exclusive trade benefits and continuous collaboration and promotion opportunities all year

    Accelerator Program 2024

    The HATCH Accelerator Program is all about supporting ecopreneurs to take their idea from vision to reality. If you are a not-for-profit or social enterprise founder with a venture that will drive positive change for wildlife and the environment, we have an amazing network of mentors and experts who can help you bring your vision to life and reach your goals sooner. And at the end of the program one team will receive the $50,000 HATCH Grant!

    The program is open Australia-wide 18 years and older, to individuals and teams who have at minimum completed their business model canvas and demonstrated initial traction through first round market testing, and are seeking to accelerate their development and path to impact.

    Places are limited and selection is merit based. If you’re keen to be part of the next Accelerator Program, please register your interest and we’ll be in touch with more information.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Taronga HATCH Pre-Accelerator Program

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