Hatching - Pre accelerator

We have shaped an innovative pre-accelerator program to work with entrepreneurs who have an idea and a demonstrable capacity, passion and drive to turn that idea into a business but need some support, advice or mentorship.

A cycle of learning and growing designed to suit your individual needs and resources and explore specific startups and scalable business ideas. The materials and tailored exercises will take you through the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and startups. Our goal is to work with you to test your idea so you can learn, plan and start building the blocks of your entrepreneurial and startup journey.


In this program, you will work with experienced mentors who are dedicated to unearthing the most justified and actionable version of your startup.

  • One-on-one
  • Flexible and efficient
  • Tailored and structured

  • Startups

    Learn about startups and the startup industry in Victoria.

  • Brainstorming

    Workshop your idea and discover innovative approaches that will improve your thinking process and ability to refine your concept.

  • Idea analysis

    Analyse your idea using different approaches and methods and match your idea to a business canvas that covers the most important aspects of your startup idea.

  • Researching

    Learn research methods to effectively and efficiently collect data. Organise your findings and connect with industry specialists who will give you expert feedback on your business idea.

  • Soft Prototyping

    Create an early sample of your product to test the concept in the real world and develop a summary of your findings to professionally present your key message and timeline to potential partners, cofounders and investors.

  • Business Fundamentals

    Learn about the core business skills needed to properly launch a sustainable startup. An overview of business planning and strategies.

Projected Outcomes

Learn about startups and implement smart and effective thinking processes
Use available resources and learnt concepts to make informed decisions and develop your startup idea
Develop the ability to generate innovative startup ideas within a structured plan

“I recently attended the Hatching course to validate a startup idea of mine. I was impressed by the structured and well thought out validation process.”

Neil Naidoo

Be curious and ask more

At Hatch Quarter, we encourage you to ask as many questions as you like. If your question doesn’t appear in the FAQs, please get in touch!

I’m currently working on a full-time basis. Am I going to be able to make the program?

Our program can be delivered to suit your schedule. For example, if you work during normal business hours, we can run the program after-hours or on the weekend for you.

I’m not based in Melbourne, can I still enrol for this program?

At Hatch Quarter, we have a global reach and attitude. If you have internet and a device to make a video call, we are set.

I have some experience in the startup industry. Can you still help me with my startup?

Yes, through our innovation consulting services. We’re happy to work around your needs. It’s always a good idea to have an initial meeting with us to discuss your current situation.

Who can apply?

Hatch Quarter works with entrepreneurs to help those who have an idea and a demonstrable capacity, passion and drive to turn that idea into a business but need some support, advice or mentorship.

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