There are 3 ways that you can join the Hatch community!

How do you want to get involved?



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!

Hatch's Incubator program focuses on mentoring over a 3 month period, all with the final goal of continuing your journey to a larger accelerator and more prominent roles within the business community. More so than education, our program focuses on motivation by keeping you excited and engaged every week with informative and skill-building workshops led by industry experts, one-on-one meetings, networking opportunities as well as speaker events. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hatch's Office hours along with the entirety of our event programming will be held online. 

To get started, all you have to do is submit an application including a video pitch (max 5 min) of your idea or business. Don't worry - it doesn't have to be perfect. We will be hosting multiple pitching 101 practice sessions throughout the year along with an Info Night in January to give you some tips.

Once you have submitted an application and receive an acceptable review from the directors, you'll be able to pitch at our winter pitch night and then admitted into our Cohort! At the end of the program, we will be hosting a final demo day to showcase the progress of our Hatch 2020-2021cohort in front of an audience and a panel of judges.



We have big things planned this year for Hatch and can always use an extra hand! From social media to event support, there are so many ways you could help.


As a CUSA Service Centre, we can validate CCR Credits if you volunteer with us throughout the year. Volunteering with Hatch is a fantastic experience to put on your resume as well!

Click the link below and fill out our volunteer form to get started. Please indicate how you'd like to volunteer by including one of the following categories: Event Support, Social Media, Photography/Videography, Promotions/Engagement, and/or Sponsorship.


This year we've partnered with CU's Innovation Hub, the Sprott School of Business as well as TechNation to create you a wide range of events, informative and skill-building workshops, as well as networking opportunities, wants to see you there! 

The entirety of our event programming is free and will be held online, so you don't have to miss a thing!


Check out our events page to view our events calendar and simply RSVP to receive event links and reminders.


psssst... make sure to follow our social media @cusahatch to stay up to date on all things hatch.


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

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