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SHARE YOUR SOLUTION

Hatch International is crowdsourcing ideas that can be transformed into tech-based solutions for challenges faced by American communities. We will be selecting high-potential ideas for our incubator program launching Fall 2018: Hatch-It: Civic Tech Incubator. The ideas we select will inspire the solutions we incubate in American communities.

To submit an idea around one of our Hatch-It themes, click the button below!

HATCH-It Civic tech incubator themes*: PUBLIC HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT, EDUCATION, IMMIGRATION, YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, MASS INCARCERATION

*Hatch-It: Civic Tech Inbuator themes were identified from American stories that were submitted through the first part of our Hatching Voices: Our American Story campaign. 

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HATCH-IT: CIVIC TECH INCUBATOR

Hatch International will be launching the Hatch-It: Civic Tech Incubator to help Americans develop technology-based solutions to address America's greatest civic challenges. Hatch-It will help you prepare your solution and apply to social / civic tech Incubators and Accelerators across the U.S. which will provide additional resources to launch your solution. 

Hatch-It is a unique program that empowers individuals to harness ideas and transform them into viable solutions. We will provide access to tools, mentors, workshops, and create a structured way to ideate and build a solution that will benefit our communities. Program applications will be opened in the Fall of 2018. 

Until then, please share your ideas for civic tech solutions with us today by participating in our Share Your Solution survey. The survey contains options to submit solutions around key civic challenges surfaced from our #HatchingVoices #OurAmericanStory campaign, including: mass incarceration, homelessness, education, immigration, women's empowerment, youth empowerment, and more! Your participation in the survey will offer you the chance to be given priority consideration for our first cohort. Share your solution today by clicking below!

Hatch-it program and resources:

1. DEFINE YOUR PROBLEM
Have a great idea? How does your idea address a key problem in America? Define your problem by participating in Hatch It workshops and accessing free resources, including: a design thinking workshop, starting your business canvas, and accessing Hatch's mentor network of seasoned entrepreneurs.

2. DEVELOP YOUR SOLUTION
How can you transform your idea into a solution? Put a backbone to your idea by developing a well-thought out solution. Hatch will help you complete your business canvas, sketch out your solution, and rapidly test your solution through free survey and customer research tools.

3. TAKE YOUR SOLUTION TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Want to take your solution to the next level and create a social business around it? Strengthen your solution and get ready to apply to socially focused incubators across the country, like Ashoka, Halcyon House, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among many others. Hatch will help you prepare for these types of programs by refining your solution, creating a marketing plan, creating a pitch deck, building a financial model, supporting your application process, and more! 

Note: All services provided by Hatch-It will be free. Please e-mail hatchingvoices@hatchintl.org to learn more. 

Ready to get started? Share your SOLUTION TODAY to be considered for the first cohort of hATCH-IT launching in fall 2018!

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS. SO, MAKE IT HEARD.

If you could make your voice heard, what would you advocate for? What would you want your community members and leaders to understand about your American story? What ideas do you have to help our country move forward?

Join our campaign today by sharing your story, connecting with your community, and submitting your ideas for solutions that can help address challenges voiced through #OurAmericanStory. Hatch will connect you with our network of partners and resources to transform your ideas into real solutions through our Hatch-It: Civic Tech Incubator program.

Share your solution today, and have a chance to be given priority consideration for our upcoming Fall 2018 Hatch-It Cohort!

 

begin your journey by following the steps below

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1| SHARE

Summer 2017

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Share Your Story

In this phase of our campaign we are asking you to share your unique American story. Tell us who you are, what you appreciate about your community, and what challenges you face.

Why Share your Story?

Every week, our Hatching Voices listening tool will share social challenges in real time that emerge from your stories. Your voice will help to ignite a movement that will unite all of us towards positive change.

How to Share your Story

  1. Send us a message on our Facebook page. You will be prompted to move through a brief set of questions.
  2. Click the button below and respond to the same questions on our website.
 

2| Connect

Fall 2017

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Hear Others' Stories

More details on how to participate in this phase of our campaign will be revealed in the coming weeks!

Thanks to your participation in Step 1, we’ve heard your story and uncovered some critical challenges faced by you. However, do you really know what others in your community are experiencing?

In this phase of our campaign, we challenge you to get out of your comfort zone and engage with your fellow community members by asking to hear their stories. Ask them about who they are, where they're from, and what challenges they face. Share what you learned and it will appear through our Hatching Voices listening tool.

Why Hear Others’ Stories?

  • You will help Americans unite and build empathy toward one another, regardless of political beliefs or ideologies.
  • You will help piece together #OurAmericanStory by sharing what you learn from your fellow community members, and build towards a common understanding.

3| Hatch - Live!

Spring 2018

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Share Solutions

More details on how to be considered for our Hatch-It: Civic Tech Incubator program can be viewed here!

Thanks to your participation in Steps 1 and 2, we have gained a better understanding of #OurAmericanStory by connecting with our fellow community members. Now it’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and take action.

In this phase of our campaign, we invite you to share your ideas and solutions to address the problems faced by you and your fellow Americans on our Hatching Voices platform.

Why Submit an Idea?

  • You can take action and submit ideas to fill critical gaps in underserved communities. Our Civic Tech Readiness Program will be launching Fall 2018.
  • In order to help bring your ideas to life, Hatch International will invite its network of partners across sectors to listen to #OurAmericanStory, and work with you to develop and scale your solutions.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Hatching Voices partner click here

Thank you for sharing your story and participating in the first phase of Hatching Voices: Our American Story campaign. Take a look at the map below and our Executive Director's latest blog post for a recap of #OurAmericanStory.

 

  We're still listening!   Feel free to continue to share your story via the    Hatching Voices listening tool    below!    

We're still listening! Feel free to continue to share your story via the Hatching Voices listening tool below!

 

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PARTNER WITH US

Hatch believes in the power of collaboration across sectors to sustain successful social ventures. We appreciate the breadth of experience needed to cultivate innovative ideas and envision a wide variety of partner types.

See below for examples of potential partners we seek for our campaign. You may also learn more about Hatch’s existing partners.


Our Campaign Partners


Who are you?

INDIVIDUAL

SMALL BUSINESS

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

NGO/NON-PROFIT

CORPORATION

INTEREST GROUP

GOVERNMENT AGENCY

ACADEMIC INSTITUTION

STUDENT ORGANIZATION


What can you do?

  1. Share your story or Hatch your idea to solve America's greatest challenges
  2. Email hatchingvoices@hatchintl.org to start a conversation about partnership opportunities.
  3. Encourage participation amongst your networks - click here for more details on how!

Why partner with the Hatching Voices: Our American Story campaign?

No matter who you are, we envision a partnership that entails working together to provide critical resources in order to encourage further development of high potential ideas that are submitted by Americans across the country.

CREATE ONE VOICE
Build a cohesive expression for change, inclusive of diverse values, experiences, and opinions.
LEAD RESPONSIBLY
Champion social responsibility by transforming communities with your organization's unique toolkit.
IGNITE LOCAL INNOVATION
Strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit within American communities by joining cross-sector efforts to create sustainable social solutions.
BUILD SHARED VALUE
Access data-driven insights to address diverse community challenges and expand the reach of your organization's mission and value.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can participate in the campaign?

You can! Hatch International invites all Americans to participate, regardless of citizenship, age, gender, race, or political affiliation. As long as you have a story to tell, we want to hear your voice!

Do I have to complete all steps in order to participate in the campaign?

No, you can choose to participate in one or all steps. Each step will occur over the course of six to twelve months. We hope that each step builds on one another in order to build a united American voice and create solutions that we can implement together. However, you are not required to participate in step one in order to participate in either step two or step three.

Can my participation remain anonymous?

You can choose to remain anonymous by not filling out your name, age, location, etc when you share your voice. However, we encourage you to tell us who you are and where you live so that Hatch International can better understand the different experiences of communities across our country.

Will you share my details with third parties?

No, we will not share anything without your permission. In addition, you can choose to remain anonymous in steps one and two by not filling out your name, age, location, etc when you share your voice. However, we encourage you to tell us who you are and where you live so that Hatch International can better understand the different experiences of communities across our country. Finally, if you participate in step three and you share your contact information with us when submitting an idea, we will be sure to contact you before sharing your idea with our network of partners, influencers, and lawmakers.

Do I have to share my story on both your facebook page and the website?

No, you may choose to use one platform to share your story.

I shared my story. What’s next? Can I expect to receive a response?

We will roll out additional phases of our campaign (i.e., "Connect" and "Hatch") in the coming weeks and months. Please look out for updates via our website and facebook page so you can continue to participate in our campaign.

Can I invite others to participate in your campaign?

Yes, absolutely! After you participate in each step, you will be provided the option to share a status regarding your participation to your facebook page. Alternatively, you may invite your network on your own. We encourage all Americans to participate!

I am an individual influencer in this country, and your mission resonates with me. How can I partner with you?

Please click here to learn more about how to partner with us to support our campaign. Alternatively, please send an email to hatchingvoices@hatchintl.org if you have a specific idea or question on how to partner with Hatch International on this campaign. We invite all organizations from all sectors to partner with us.

I represent an organization that seems to align with your mission. How can I partner with you?

Please click here to learn more about how to partner with us to support our campaign. Alternatively, please send an email to hatchingvoices@hatchintl.org if you have a specific idea or question on how to partner with Hatch International on this campaign. We invite all organizations from all sectors to partner with us.

I talk to others as part of my profession and have several anonymous anecdotes I could share. Is that allowed?

We appreciate all that you have to share! Please encourage your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and clients to connect with us. Alternatively, you have the option to share stories from your community and we appreciate any social themes you can shed light on.

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