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.


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

Hatchery schedule 2021

Our weekly sessions (Hatchery students only):

  • UCE Health and Safety Induction – now on request, please contact UCE team.
  • Drop-in session with UCE –  we are still available in-person or on Zoom – please book a time with us.

Hatch your ideas with us!

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