WE Hatch

Unleash potential

There is a massive amount of data and surveys, including our own research, that indicates there is a huge pent up demand and opportunity for tremendous impact by empowering women students and women in the community to achieve greater success in entrepreneurial activities. Women are disadvantaged in entrepreneurship enrollment, networking, venture capital raises and access to resources, yet they desire to make societal impact and achieve financial success and control of their lives. It is estimated that several trillions of global economic impact is left on table by leaving women behind in the entrepreneurial equation.

WE Hatch seeks to unleash the potential of creative, innovative and entrepreneurial women through curriculum, programming, mentorship, and venture funding support.

Women entrepreneurs are a sizable community, and they experience the entrepreneurial journey differently.

Gail Ball Associate Director, WE Hatch

Women entrepreneurs are a sizable community, and they experience the entrepreneurial journey differently.

Gail Ball Associate Director, WE Hatch

Our Commitment

WE Hatch seeks to advance creative, innovative and entrepreneurial women within UD and the broader community.

Our goals include:

  1. Attract and grow student, faculty and community engagement
  2. Optimize opportunity for women to realize their full potential as innovators and value creators
  3. Deliver economic and societal benefits for women and those they impact
  • Broaden career choices through entrepreneurial skills and mindset
  • Succeeding in male dominated industries, such as STEM/Business
  • Successful value proposition and business model design
  • Networking support
  • Apprenticeship and mentorship
  • New venture creation support
  • Career change or re-start
  • Intra-preneurship
  • New venture launch
  • Scaling ventures
  • STEM innovation
  • Upward networking
  • Access to resources, including capital

WE Hatch Honor Circle

The Honor Circle recognizes women – our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, colleagues and co-workers - who have inspired and continue to inspire us and those closest to them with their creativity, ingenuity, innovative spirit and entrepreneurial aptitude. Nominations for 2023 are being accepted until mid-January 2023.

View the Honor Circle

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors

 

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    University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship honored 13 newly inducted women into the WE Hatch Honor Circle, which celebrates women who are supporting and helping each other overcome the unique challenges faced by women innovators.