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Hatch Enterprise

We're Hatch Enterprise, a charity building a fairer society by supporting diverse and impact founders into business. We believe sharing experiences, the good sides and the bad sides of entrepreneurship is a key to growth. This podcast unwraps the stories, failures, highs, lows, and lessons learnt from our community of founders so that we can learn and grow with each other. This one is for you if you are looking for some inspiration on starting your own business or if you are looking for advice on how to scale up. You can find out more about us at: www.hatchenterprise.org @hatchenterprise.

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Becoming a B Corp, with Galahad Clark (Vivobarefoot) and Mahira Kalim (Spruce)
Jun 29 2022
Becoming a B Corp, with Galahad Clark (Vivobarefoot) and Mahira Kalim (Spruce)
In this podcast we bring together Galahad Clark and Mahira Kalim, two entrepreneurs passionate about regenerative business. Vivobarefoot, founded by Galahad, and Spruce, founded by Mahira, have both recently been accredited as B Corps, a certification demonstrating that a business is a force for good. The certification is only attained when a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.Galahad and Mahira discuss the importance of B Corp and why businesses should pursue this accreditation; the challenges of the process from the perspective of different sized businesses; and advice to founders looking to become accredited. About the Speakers Galahad Clark, CEO and co-founder of VivobarefootGalahad is a seventh-generation cobbler. His ancestors founded Clarks shoes, and he is now the driving force behind Vivobarefoot, which makes shoes that allow the wearer to enjoy the same range of movement and sensation as if they were barefoot.Mahira Kalim, founder of Spruce and graduate of the Hatch Launchpad programmeMahira is the founder of Spruce, an ethical and sustainable brand of cleaning products designed to do no harm to your body, or the health of the planet. She is on a mission to spread more education about how our convenience-led lifestyles and especially air pollution from harmful chemicals and plastics affect our fertility and overall wellbeing.
Becoming a B Corp, with Galahad Clark (Vivobarefoot) and Mahira Kalim (Spruce)
Jun 29 2022
Becoming a B Corp, with Galahad Clark (Vivobarefoot) and Mahira Kalim (Spruce)
In this podcast we bring together Galahad Clark and Mahira Kalim, two entrepreneurs passionate about regenerative business. Vivobarefoot, founded by Galahad, and Spruce, founded by Mahira, have both recently been accredited as B Corps, a certification demonstrating that a business is a force for good. The certification is only attained when a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.Galahad and Mahira discuss the importance of B Corp and why businesses should pursue this accreditation; the challenges of the process from the perspective of different sized businesses; and advice to founders looking to become accredited. About the Speakers Galahad Clark, CEO and co-founder of VivobarefootGalahad is a seventh-generation cobbler. His ancestors founded Clarks shoes, and he is now the driving force behind Vivobarefoot, which makes shoes that allow the wearer to enjoy the same range of movement and sensation as if they were barefoot.Mahira Kalim, founder of Spruce and graduate of the Hatch Launchpad programmeMahira is the founder of Spruce, an ethical and sustainable brand of cleaning products designed to do no harm to your body, or the health of the planet. She is on a mission to spread more education about how our convenience-led lifestyles and especially air pollution from harmful chemicals and plastics affect our fertility and overall wellbeing.
Navigating an Unconventional Career Path with Eleanor Mills (Noon) and Rose Marley (Co-operatives UK)
Sep 27 2021
Navigating an Unconventional Career Path with Eleanor Mills (Noon) and Rose Marley (Co-operatives UK)
Join this uplifting and high energy conversation with Eleanor Mills, founder of Noon, and a journalist who has interviewed everyone from David Cameron to Sheryl Sandberg, and Rose Marley CEO of Co-operatives UK, and co-founder of social enterprise Sharp Futures.Rose has been a pioneer in leading initiatives that help everyone get a chance to build a business that they love. Having started her career in the creative industries, during the “Madchester” era, working in the music industry, she then went into the social enterprise sector and has supported many young entrepreneurs through her time at SharpFutures. She has been the Social Enterprise Advisor to the Manchester City Council and has ensured that everyone who wants to start a social enterprise has the opportunity to. She is a progressive leader with a passion for inclusion. What will you learn?How to build a social enterprise and coop and how to make it stand out from competitorsThe importance of creativity in the entrepreneurship world The important role of diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship An understanding into why supporting young entrepreneurs is so important and why we should ensure that all voices are represented.Community action and how to spark passion Who is this for?All entrepreneurs and business owners, especially social entrepreneurs and impact businesses, who want to learn about building a purpose-driven business.
Building a Business With Climate Change In Mind with Louisa Ziane (Toast Ale) and Georgina Wilson-Powell (Pebble mag)
Aug 12 2021
Building a Business With Climate Change In Mind with Louisa Ziane (Toast Ale) and Georgina Wilson-Powell (Pebble mag)
We sat down with Louisa Ziane, founder of Toast Ale, and Georgina Wilson-Powell, founder of Pebble Mag to discuss how you can build a business with climate change in mind. Louisa co-founded Toast Ale in 2015. She is the Chief Operating Officer, managing the company's commitment to people, planet and profit, and ensuring the brand is true to its purpose: to end food waste over a cheeky pint. She is a certified management accountant with a background in sustainability consulting and marketing. She's passionate about social enterprise, the circular economy and the growing B Corp movement.Georgina is a passionate journalist and magazine editor who is using her 16 years in the media industry for global change. She founded pebble magazine 3 years ago as a stylish portal for sustainable living advice and positive stories that help inspire people to change the world. pebble covers everything from eco-travel to ethical fashion, plastic waste, food waste, permaculture, foraging, heritage crafts, yoga and pioneers trying to impact the planet. pebble expanded to events in 2019, producing 4 large scale consumer festivals in London and is focusing on creating positive digital communities this year.In this episode they discuss:The challenges and hurdles of growing a sustainable businessWhat do you need to consider to build an ethical and sustainable businessPractical techniques with ethical and values at the heart of what you doHow does it affect financial growthA decision around becoming a B-Corp.Come and join in to get some inspiration on thinking big, growing your business and how to fight challenges on the way from those who have been there.Find us at: www.hatchenterprise.org
The Power of Purposeful Partnerships with Dirk Bischof (Hatch) and Catherine McClen (BuddyHub)
Mar 2 2021
The Power of Purposeful Partnerships with Dirk Bischof (Hatch) and Catherine McClen (BuddyHub)
In this episode we’ll hear from two leading social entrepreneurs Dirk and Catherine who have grown their businesses through purposeful partnerships . Dirk is the founder of Hatch Enterprise, which started in 2013. He’s been following his passion to build responsible businesses since 2004 where he’s worked on over 50 projects across the UK and Europe, focusing on sustainability, vocational training and entrepreneurship. Dirk helped set-up a number of social enterprises and a commercial Solar PV company. He’s passionate about enterprise and helping people get their ventures off the ground.Catherine is the founder of BuddyHub . She may come from the hard-nosed world of finance but she has a way of understanding others and the difficulties they go through. She became a young carer when her mother developed early onset dementia and this really opened her eyes to the threat of loneliness. She has also felt the impact of mental health and multiple bereavements in her family. These experiences, together with her six years of extensive voluntary work with marginalised groups, inspired her to start BuddyHub in 2014. The vision? To create a world where anyone can make new friends and no-one needs to fear being lonely.In this talk they discuss the best way to form alliances and collaborations, where the pitfalls might be, and how to create a value proposition within your community.Find us at: www.hatchenterprise.org