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

HATCH is where Pasifika youth aged 16-26 transform innovative ideas into commercial reality. HATCH’s unique learning approach has been developed to respond to the changing world we live in.


The programme combines tertiary educational opportunities with a bespoke, intensive, wrap-around system that leverages real world experience to support accelerated commercial growth and new and diverse leadership within our communities and Aotearoa.




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 hot 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.


- 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 16 – 26 years old and have an existing business, 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 6th of November, so make sure you apply now! We will be announcing the successful teams mid-late November and the programme will begin in February 2019.
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 2019.
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 office based for the Hatch programme?
It is based at 101 Station Road, Penrose, Auckland

Enrolments OPEN NOW, closing 6th November 2018Apply today


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

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

- Pacific Business Trust -

Apply Now

Applications are now open for the Hatch Programme.

Complete the online application below and click the send button to submit your application.


Once received your application assessed and we will be in contact. Successful teams will be announced in November 2018. The programme will begin in February 2019. When applying, make sure you are able to commit to starting in February 2019. Applications will close on the 6th of November.



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

Get in Touch

Need to find us or have any questions about Hatch? Fill out the form below or gives us a call today.

Opening Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Free phone nationwide: 0800 287 7526