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Hatchery Circle–Women in Entrepreneurship Conversation Series

The top 20 startup ecosystems in the world average 18% women founders
–Compass’ Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking (

From Compass‘ report, Toronto has 19% of women founders in the space, reflected by The Hatchery’s own 20% of women members in our recent 2015 cohort.  Although it’s simple to pat ourselves on the back and say, “more women are getting involved,” the reality is that 20% is not nearly where we should be.

Given the deficit of women in the startup space, studies are coming up with evidence that women have the skill sets to make amazing entrepreneurs–check out this Forbes article:

All this begs the question: What’s up here?  That’s what The Hatchery Circle wants to figure out.

The Hatchery Circle is an initiative by The Entrepreneurship Hatchery that is geared towards providing a space for women to talk about their involvement in the startup ecosystem at UofT and the broader Toronto landscape.  It is an exercise to share ideas, thoughts and connect in a casual and entrepreneurial context.  The objective is to increase the footprint of women in the UofT startup space by encouraging women to apply to be a part of the 2016 Hatchery cohort.

This is the second instalment of our first three-week Conversation Series based on questions you have about entrepreneurship, business and tech.  The Conversation Series leads up to a monthly Panel  that invites seasoned women entrepreneurs to speak to their experiences and answer select questions gathered from the Conversations.


We’re looking forward to having conversations and hearing about what you have to say on Tuesday, October 13th (4-5PM) at BA4287.  Please RSVP below.

We welcome questions from everyone so:

*drinks and refreshments will be provided

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Hatchery Circle–Women in Entrepreneurship Conversation Series