HATCH Summit Lab Sprints
Whether spinning up a new company or accelerating an existing initiative, HATCH Lab sprints are intended to identify and solve problems in a short timespan. Our Lab Sprints are designed to induce collisions, elicit breakthroughs, and create action plans by means of big thinking from across genres, industries, expertise, and age.
During the HATCH Summit experiences, participants are divided up into break-out groups for dedicated time to unlock visionary thinking and strengthen potential project outcomes through rapid prototyping the ideas. We align our labs and associated projects with the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Our Lab sprints don’t end at the Summit. As collaborators, we will continue to work together on your projects through regular check-ins and combined efforts to promote and tell the story of our HATCH a Better World successes.
At each HATCH Summit, there are 9-10 Labs. Here’s an overview of Lab Sprints we’ve executed and their impacts:
HATCH Mexico Summit 2019
ANT-RECIDIVISM || AMPLIFY DEFY –
Create an incubator to empower natural born entrepreneurs exiting incarceration into a world of creative entrepreneurial possibilities, with the micro-finance and mentorship they need to create rewarding, sustainable empowering careers.
LAB LEAD / AREA EXPERT: Eamonn Store
HATCH FACILITATOR: Jared Silverman
ENVIRONMENT || FARMER TO CLIMATE WARRIOR – Empowering entrepreneurs to power the future by generating clean renewable energy, creating organic fertilizer and turning waste into opportunity.
LAB LEAD / STAKEHOLDER: Alex Eaton
HATCH FACILITATOR: Jennifer Bassuk
EDUCATION || HATCHed – In a rapidly changing world, students are not adequately being prepared to manifest their full potential for the 21st century. In fact, in the United States, an overwhelming number of teachers are not equipped with the resources needed to overcome that challenge. How might we create a modern continuing Ed curriculum to prepare today’s educators for guiding tomorrow’s leaders?
LAB LEAD / STAKEHOLDER: Bel Pesce
HATCH FACILITATOR: Summer Stoffel
EQUALITY || ARTS FOR EQUALITY – How do we change the systematic marginalization of people of color, ability, gender, and other identities from money, power, influence, and opportunity in the arts?
LAB LEAD / AREA EXPERT: John Abodeely
HATCH FACILITATOR: Jade Tailor
REFUGEE CRISIS || UN•DISPLACEMENT (Global Human Displacement) – How might we change the negative perceptions of people in the US and Mexico about the massive movement of people across Latin America and beyond?
LAB LEAD / STAKEHOLDER: Gissou Nia
HATCH FACILITATOR: Marco Bollinger
ENVIRONMENT || DISRUPTING PLASTICS – A campaign to end production of single use plastics.
LAB LEAD / STAKEHOLDER: Michael Green
HATCH FACILITATOR: Tia Kansara
ENVIRONMENT || DESIGNING DESIRABLE FUTURES – The Mission is to IGNITE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT that transforms our communities to be fully regenerative by 2100.
LAB LEAD / AREA EXPERT: Mark Goerner
HATCH FACILITATOR: Elias Cattan
EQUALITY || INCLUSIVE & ACCESSIBLE CITIES – How might we incentives and transform 100 cities to be inclusive, accessible and resilient? There are 1 billion persons with disabilities and older persons.
LAB LEAD / AREA EXPERT: Dr Victor Pineda
HATCH FACILITATOR: Kim Dabbs
ENVIRONMENT || WATER IS LIFE – How might we tailor the highly technical information required in water resource planning and decision-making so it informs and inspires the range of people directly impacted?
LAB LEAD / AREA EXPERT: David Purkey
HATCH FACILITATOR: Lalarukh Faiz
HATCH Big Sky 2018
EDUCATION || HACKING OUR BROKEN CHILDCARE SYSTEM
AREA EXPERT: Erica Mackey
HATCH Facilitator: Meredith Haberfield
The challenge to the HATCH Network is to reinvent the solution for providing quality early childhood education and childcare at the critical point before kindergarten, when 90% of the human brain is developed. 15 million spots are currently needed, with fewer than 2 million high quality options available – currently offered at a cost equal to or higher than college education.
Erica Mackey is bringing HATCHers into the fold to launch MyVillage, a startup focused on making it easy to start and successfully run home-based childcare and preschool businesses with pilot markets in Montana and Colorado. The solution this lab sparked was to harness the opportunity of turning a home into a revenue generating asset to help early childhood educators get onto the path to home ownership.
EDUCATION || INVESTING IN THE EDUCATORS
LAB LEAD / AREA EXPERT: Marilu Salvador
HATCH Facilitator: Josie Caton
The challenge to the HATCH Network is to bridge community amongst teachers with an emphasis on community connectedness (between teachers, and how that would manifest itself within the classroom – looking at a more holistic environment that we could model and bring into the experience at Teacher HATCH).
ENVIRONMENT || OCEANIC HEALTH AND ELIMINATING PLASTIC POLLUTION
LAB LEAD / AREA EXPERT: Tom Gruber
HATCH Facilitator: Tia Kinsara
The challenge to the HATCH Network is how to eliminate plastic pollution from our oceans and improve overall oceanic health. A first-hand learning expedition to the North Atlantic gyre was conducted in May 2019 in partnership with HATCHer David Ford of Soul Buffalo.
FOOD SYSTEMS || GrowWonder AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
LAB LEAD/AREA EXPERT: Sara Andrews
HATCH Facilitator: Rachel Hicks
Building on concepts introduced by Chef and Social Impact Entrepreneur Mark Brand, Sara, the challenge to the HATCH Network is to create an open source school // community Garden kit and a platform for turn key farm to school or field to table partnerships
GrowWonder, an awareness campaign and partnerships with regional food and education providers to increase nutritional standards for kids at home and in school. A GrowWonder cookbook is currently in development, asking kids to submit their favorite recipes made from local and/or healthy foods.
EQUALITY || CAUSE CONNECT
The challenge to the HATCH Network is creating a platform that connects companies to causes by funneling, categorizing, and rating nonprofits for Brand CSR providing a snapshot and the ability to set up a video interview. Linking Brands to causes that matter and creating strategic alliances that make sense for the brand, while bringing financial benefit to the non-profit.
HATCH Europe 2018
EDUCATION || YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
The challenge to the HATCH Network is to motivate students to more deeply engage in their academic work through sports and entrepreneurism.
LAB LEAD/AREA EXPERT: Laurence Fischer
POVERTY AND RESPONSIBLE TECH || ADDRESSING INCOME INEQUALITY
LAB LEAD/AREA EXPERT: Helene Froment
HATCH Facilitator: Mark Brand
Over 50% of the planet lives on less than 2 Euros a day. The challenge to the HATCH Network is how we might use technology and empathy to solve issues of poverty and alleviate the adverse impacts of income inequality.
SUSTAINABILITY || ROADMAP TO SUPPORTING THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
LAB LEAD/AREA Expert: Annette Richardson
Partnerships between corporations and the UN to help solve the SDGs have proven to be a challenge for a variety of reasons. The world needs tangible commitments from corporations and entrepreneurs to advance the SDGs, reach targets and develop life-changing solutions at scale. The challenge to the HATCH Network is to create a roadmap to filling the gaps (financing, supply chain, technology) with the goal to present them in 2019 at the United Nations with the support of the UN Office for Partnerships.
EQUALITY || SOCIAL INNOVATION AT SCALE
LAB LEAD/AREA Expert: Adam Weiler
HATCH Facilitator: Kim Dabbs
Thinking in sustainable social systems. Steelcase was a founder of WMCAT (West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology), an organization that has a mission of building a culture of community for people to create social and economic progress in their lives and communities. Adam is WMCAT’s first director of Social Enterprise and is scaling design thinking over multiple sectors by leveraging the investment and talent of Steelcase in both professional development and funding. The challenge to the HATCH Network is to adapt Steelcase’s principles and practices for broader applications in social and business settings.
SUSTAINABILITY || MOONSHOTS FOR DESIRABLE FUTURES
LAB LEAD/AREA EXPERT: Harald Neidhart
HATCH Facilitator: Christine Lai
We live in times of exponential change through disruptive technologies and challenges by climate change and other areas – as indicated in the SDGs. We are challenging corporate, academic & societal leaders to create a more visionary approach to their mission and purpose. The challenge to the HATCH Network is to determine how we stimulate leaders in joining in a series of moonshots that connects International innovation ecosystems? How might we try to inspire International leaders to think harder what we stand for and how this can create a better tomorrow for our society
HATCH Latin America 2017
EDUCATION || REINVENTING THE PANAMANIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM
LAB LEAD/AREA EXPERT: Marilu Salvador
HATCH Facilitator: Cynthia Hobbs
Panama has one of the world’s highest failing rates for children in public schools. The challenge is to develop and host a nationwide conference centered on bringing innovation and localized curriculums to Panamanian schools – improving student and teacher engagement.
Solution: Marilu brought the group’s prototype conference to Panama’s Minister of Education following HATCH Latin America 2017. She and local educators and community activists continue to develop the larger idea, while bringing the smaller-scale solutions identified to classrooms and school districts across the country.
EDUCATION || PLANETARY HEALTH >> Gaia2.0
LAB LEAD/AREA EXPERT: Mark Goerner
Climate change is a threat to our planet’s future, and rising sea levels are having an immediate impact on Panama’s island communities. The challenge is to create a comprehensive, nationwide plan to increase recycling and shift the collective mindset away from complacency to engagement in solutions.
FOOD & FOOD SYSTEMS || DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
LAB LEAD/AREA EXPERT: Tim West
HATCH Facilitator: Brett Bold
The challenge is to create a sense of urgency around the need to move the global food distribution system to a more sustainable model and prevent food waste to feed those in need.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT || Building Kalu Yala, a Sustainable Jungle Town
LAB LEAD/AREA EXPERT: Jimmy Stice
The challenge in building a sustainable town in the Panamanian jungle is developing a database for the latest in agile systems and sustainability, directing outreach to communities to identify pains and opportunities, seek alternative models of product/goods distribution, and optimize water conservation.
HATCH Big Sky 2017
ENVIRONMENT || SAVING OUR OCEANS
LAB LEAD/AREA EXPERT: Dr. Sylvia Earle
HATCH Facilitator: Tom Gruber
HATCH Big Sky 2018 – Sylvia Earle’s Challenge to the HATCH Network was how to create more empathy for the next generation around Oceanic Health. A technologist, filmmaker, educator, the head of immersive imaging at Facebook, an AI expert, The inventor of Siri, a musician, a strategist, and several other HATCHers uniting to create a multi-media platform to highlight critical steps to restoring the health of our oceans.
The WeOcean Campaign was initiated to develop an awareness campaign around the issue, including game development, coordinated social media promotion, and a film festival.
HATCH EDU Montana State University
EQUALITY || REMOVING BARRIERS TO EDUCATION
An evolution from HATCH EDU 2014, the challenge to the HATCH Network is to continue defining ways to be more inclusive in higher education in order to serve a broader spectrum of the population.
FOOD SECURITY || ELIMINATING HUNGER AND FOOD WASTE
A 2013 survey of nearly 300 MSU students found that 30 percent experienced “food insecurity,” meaning that they went without food at least one to three times a month, including 19 percent who went without food weekly. The challenge to the HATCH Network is to identify tools and resources to ensure all MSU students and the broader Bozeman community experience continual food security.
EQUALITY || ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS IN THE STUDENT POPULATION
As the housing crisis continues, the number of homeless students at MSU has nearly doubled. The challenge to the HATCH Networks is to identify immediate shelter opportunities and create innovative, long-term housing solutions for lower income students and community members.