Hatch enables a new generation of innovative, connected and commercially savvy young people to realise their leadership and entrepreneurial potential.

HATCH is where Pasifika aged 18-30 transform innovative ideas into commercial reality. If you have an existing business, or are thinking of starting a business or have a business idea, HATCH will help you confidently launch, develop and grow your business in a culturally supportive environment.


The HATCH programme is designed to help early stage entrepreneurs and start-ups with flexible learning and wrap-around support along with real world business coaches and experience. HATCH’s unique learning approach has been developed to respond to the changing world we live in, grow commercial success and develop diverse leadership within our communities and Aotearoa.

Having been a part of the HATCH programme, we were continually in the presence of business experts. HATCH allowed us to think differently about our business, how we operate as individuals and how it contributes to our business.

- John Belford-Lelaulu of Mau Studio -


Blaze a trail on your own terms.


You will have access to a range of awesome experts for masterclasses and one-on-one coaching sessions.

Innovation Space

For the first 12 months, you will have a host desk office environment for your business to work from including a Virtual CE to support your journey.


As young entrepreneurs, HATCH gives you a key to unlock finance and future investment potential.


Get all the support you need to shout about your business through great marketing.

Business Champions

Your business will get regular health checks to keep you on track, focused and growing.


If you want to work or study alongside the programme we have all of the options tailored for you.


Set up your business right, learn the in’s and outs of scaling and building your business into success.


We have great partners that help you to access networks and awesome deals.

HATCH is a safe space where young Pacific entrepreneurs transform their futures through enterprise.

- Pacific Business Trust -


Got any questions about the HATCH programme? See if your question is answered below or get in touch with us today.

Can I apply
If you are a New Zealand resident of Pasifika descent between 18 – 30 years old, have an existing business, or are thinking of starting a business or have a business idea, you can apply!
How much does it cost?
Nothing! If you are accepted to be part of Hatch, the only thing you need to be worried about is being committed to building a successful enterprise.
What are the key dates I need to know about?
Applications are open now and will close on the 7th of December 2020, so make sure you apply now! We will be announcing the successful teams early 2021 and the programme will begin in February 2021.
How long does this programme take?
It will take 3 years. The first year is the more hands on time where you will be coached in every aspect of your business by our specialist team and experts. For the next two years, you will have quarterly health checks and sessions with our specialist team to ensure that you track well and plugged in to commercial opportunities.!
Can we change our product or service during the programme?
Absolutely! Being part of Hatch, you’re expected to challenge your business idea to make sure that the product or service you’re providing can survive and succeed commercially.
What can I study during the HATCH programme?
Hatch allows you to create your own educational pathway. Get in touch with us for more information!
How many people can apply for one business?
You can have a team of up to 5 people.
When does it start?
We start in February 2021.
What school qualifications do I need to apply for the Hatch programme?
It would be ideal if you have University Entrance but if you haven’t, don’t worry! There are other factors that we can look at.
Where is the administration office based for the Hatch programme?
It is based at 101 Station Road, Penrose, Auckland

HATCH provided an opportunity to create a professional business of our own with the many resources, connections and support the programme provides. We applied because we knew hatch could take us to the next level and ensure we knew all the essentials to run a sustainable, ethical company.

- Annabelle Ryan of Kokiti Limited -

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Hatch applications have now closed.


Applications for Hatch closed on 7 December 2020. Successful teams will be announced early 2021. The programme will begin in February 2021.

Growing young Pacific businesses into sustainable viable and commercially successful entities by building capacity and capability.

- Pacific Business Trust -


Hear what a few of our current HATCH participants have to say about the programme.


We do amazing things with awesome people and partners to create the right environment for high growth Pacific businesses to thrive.

Level 1, 101C Station Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061, New Zealand

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Opening Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Free phone nationwide: 0800 287 7526