There are two ways that you can join Hatch!

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Looking to get more involved this year? Want to join an amazing entrepreneurial community? Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Join the Hatch Team!


If you're an undergraduate student at Carleton University with a business idea, we want to help you get started on turning that idea into something more concrete!

After years of hosting a variety of workshops and studying other accelerator programs like Invest Ottawa’s ‘Summer Company’ and uOttawa's ‘Startup Garage’, we have created a new format for our program.


The program focuses on mentoring you over an 8-week period, all with the final goal of continuing your journey to larger accelerators and more prominent roles within the business community. More so than education, however, our program focuses on motivation by keeping you excited and engaged every week with more frequent workshops, meetings, and speaker events.

To get started, all you have to do is pitch your business idea at our biannual Pitch Night! Don't worry - it doesn't have to be perfect. We will be hosting an Info Night beforehand to give you some tips.


Once you have pitched and receive an acceptable review from the judges, you'll be admitted into our Cohort! Sign up for Pitch Night by filling out the form below. You can see when Pitch Night and our info sessions are happening by scrolling down.

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Looking for more information about Hatch or to discuss your application further? Please email our Program Directors at

University Centre Suite 513

1125 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, K1S 5R1

613-520-2600 Ext. 8121

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