BUILD THE PIPELINE

 How Hatch Enterprise discovered high-potential BAME female founders

COMMUNITY ENGAGED

PIPELINE CONTRIBUTION

COHORT SIZE

218

70%

20

Hatch Enterprise wanted to build a programme to meet the unique needs of BAME female founders

Hatch Enterprise is a charity that supports underrepresented founders. In 2018, they launched the UK’s first-ever incubator programme for BAME female founders, providing the tools and resources needed for long-term success.

We delivered a series of events to understand the needs of and attract the most promising BAME female founders

First, we co-hosted a roundtable with 25 successful female founders with Hatch Enterprise to understand the unique needs of this underrepresented cohort.

 

Based on the learnings from this roundtable, we ran a series of events, designed to attract the right talent to the programme. This included panel discussions, talks and fireside chats with startups such a Amaliah, Janets List, Black Girl Rules and more

As a result, 70% of the final cohort came directly from YSYS initiatives 

Through the roundtable, we identified 4 core pillars of support for this cohort:  flexibility, empowerment, investment, and wellbeing. This enabled Hatch Enterprise to tailor the incubator to the target cohort’s needs. Our launch event series attracted over 218 community members and accounted for 70% of cohort #1.

WORK WITH US

Discover untapped talent for your startup or accelerator programme with YSYS

As our Community Engagement Partner, YSYS has helped us engage more people around our BAME Female Founders Programme. They helped promote our programme by creating a "badass" launch event with an engaging hashtag and branding.

 

Deborah and her team have built a truly remarkable and very active community of talented entrepreneurs.

 

 Neilia Romdane 

Marketing Director

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