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Hatchlings take on Hult Prize for chance to win $USD1m in funding

Tamim Rahimi (Law/Arts and Social Sciences), LuAnna Han (Law/Arts and Social Sciences), Dhruv Saggar (Law/Arts and Social Sciences), and Michael Djunaidi (Business) [picture – left to right] Exciting times are ahead for four of our Hatchery Ideate 2017 alumni,...

Three reasons why women are #killingit in the adult industry

Quyen Nguyen explores how female empowerment, sexuality and business intersect in the startup space. At least 90% of startups fail, with some of the most common reasons being funding challenges, poor marketing and lack of passion. It’s even harder to get started when...

Tekuma flies the coop… and the country

Out of our Hatchery Accelerate (formerly Hatchery+) alumni, it probably won’t shock anyone that drone company Tekuma is the team that has spent most of the time in the air. Entrepreneurs Annette McClelland and Michael Griffin of Cohort 2 have had a whirlwind year,...

Casting a Wide Web: Projects from our first online cohort

Applications for Hatchery Ideate Autumn 2018 close on Friday 15 December. Apply here! If we had our way, every UTS student would graduate with a degree in one hand and an entrepreneurial toolkit in the other. Unfortunately, we can only fit so many people through the...

Meet the Hatchlings: Jody Wang, Bachelor of Business in Marketing

Applications for Hatchery Ideate Autumn 2018 close on Friday 15 December. Apply here! She may be small in size, but there’s nothing small about Jody Wang and her ambitions. Jody has massive dreams in social entrepreneurship and empowering people. She’s a final year...

The Hatchlings take to the stage at our Spring Showcase

This session, we had our largest Hatchery intake to date. Out of 200+ applications, we selected 85 students to take part. This cohort of Hatchlings came from different faculties, year levels and a range of cultural backgrounds. Our diverse students make the Hatchery a...

Banking on change: Millennials and the fintech revolution

The recent explosion of fintech startups in the space of superannuation, investment and money management have one thing in common – a millennial audience. But what does financial literacy mean to this market, and do they even care? We put these questions to the...

Meet Hatchery+ Cohort 4

Another session, another cohort! Our Hatchery+ Program Manager Joe Allen gives us the lowdown on the new Hatchery+ Cohort. D-Ream was right — things can only get better. This time around I’m not the new kid on the block, and we have made some adjustments to the...

Is age a barrier to start up success?

There’s a strange fascination with age in the entrepreneurial world, at both ends of the spectrum. And at both life stages, there are distractors who try to tell upstarts that they are too old or too young to be doing what they’re doing. The thing about entrepreneurs...

Shanghai students help create gateway to Asia for start-ups

Twenty Chinese high school students are a step closer to becoming young entrepreneurs after spending two weeks undertaking a customised curriculum at the UTS Hatchery. The group from Shanghai Commercial School followed a Hatchery+ program of masterclasses, mentorship...

“I’m not a changemaker”: An interview with Anna Robertson

Ellen Leabeater finds out why Anna Robertson, founder of Ghana-based clothing company Yevu, just wants to generate decent wages for a small group of people. Oh, and bring some sweet threads to the international market. Ellen Leabeater (EL): Anna, introduce yourself...