The Hatchery

Got a venture idea? We have a space for you!

The Hatchery is UCE's year-long Incubator Programme for students. It is the ideal place to nurture your social or commercial venture. You get access to resources and coaching from UCE staff, engagement with industry partners and mentors as well as support from like-minded entrepreneurs.

Support

Our immersive environment means students gain entrepreneurial skills fast. Our industry partners provide mentoring and help with legal, financial, and other professional services. The UCE staff are always around to act as coaches and mentors.

Hatch your ideas with us!

We have a dedicated space for Hatchery students in the Centre and as a member of the Hatchery, you can: 

  • Access the UCE space and facilities 
  • Attend our weekly drop-in session with one of the UCE managers 
  • Take part in mentor meetups and UCE community events
  • Get involved in the Hatchery workshops (eg. Build Your Lean Canvas, Market Validation, Pitch Practice)
  • Get VIP access to our special events, networking and more.

See our Hatchery schedule 2021 below.

Do you want to be part of the Hatchery?

To be part of the UCE Hatchery programme, you need to be a UC student currently enrolled in at least one course.

Step 1 - Register your interest here

Step 2 - Set up a time to come and meet with UCE or come to our weekly drop-in sessions

Step 3 - Receive an invitation to join the Hatchery

Step 4 - You accept the invitation and join the UCE community!

Click here to register your interest!

If you have any questions drop in to see us on the Rehua building level 6 or email uce@canterbury.ac.nz

Hatchery schedule 2021

Our weekly sessions (Hatchery students only):

  • UCE Health and Safety Induction, every Monday at 1:30 pm
  • Drop-in session with UCE, every Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 pm

Upcoming activities (open to all students):

  • Makerspace workshops:
    • Create your own Sticker – Tuesday 20th July (1 - 2:30 pm) – register here
    • 3D Printing – Thursday 29th July (1 - 2:30 pm) – register here
  • Experts in Residence – Drop-in sessions (no need to register) – afternoon tea is provided!
    • IP Expert in Residence – Thursday 22 July - 12:30 - 2:30 pm
    • Accountant in Residence – Thursday 22 July - 2:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Fun Yoga with Michelle at 12 pm and Community Pizza lunch at 12:30 pm – Friday 30 July at UCE!

For more info please, feel free to contact uce@canterbury.ac.nz.

Hatch your ideas with us!

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