8-10 Sept 2017

Join us in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside for a weekend of insights, entertainment, good food in inspiring company

The Hatch DIY Weekender unites innovators and entrepreneurs in a camping event. The event is designed to forge connections, share skills, to have fun and to relax together. Our Dream, Learn, Play theme allows us to tap into all aspects of starting and growing a business.

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Retreat for 3 days – Return with 3 things:

– 3 new insights for growing your business

– 3 amazing new contacts

– 3 cool outdoors based skills


Step out of your comfort zone and into a different mindset. Don’t just get out of the city – get out of your routine!

You will: take countryside coaching walks, commit to being free, re-learn the celebration of life, meditate, stretch


What would a weekend in the countryside be if you didn’t fill your notebook with new learnings and discoveries that will transform your business? Come prepared to be challenged.

You will: improve your pitch, disrupt your everyday, find your strengths and put into action your dreams for your business


Ever wanted to learn Japanese sword fighting? Drink some cider you made yourself? Love to tell ghost stories and the campfire or ignite a singalong with your guitar?

You will: play at the Weekender! BYO and dance with our resident DJ

Other activities:

– Group cooking
– Swimming

– Bonfire building
– 121 walking coaching
– Dancing

– Inspiring stories
– Harvest
… and more!

What do you really want to do next?

– Are you considering starting a business? Here’s help to create a vision for it!
– How does your vision fit into the wider dream for your life? 

From Employee to Entrepreneur

– Tips on how manage holding down a FT job whilst developing your own business.
– How to make the transition without losing your sanity! 


– What is ‘your why’?
– Explore the vision for your business – revisit, understand and articulate your business product/ service

 How to work with corporate sponsors

– Find out what it takes to work with a corporate sponsor for your (social) business
– How do I find and engage them 

Keeping focused and productive – some tips on how to…

– Are you considering starting a business? Here’s help to create a vision for it!
– How does your vision fit into the wider dream for your life? 

Other activities

– 1:1 walk and coach sessions
– Art and craft activities – get your hands dirty!
– Silent disco, campfire and quiz and many more!


We Are Grounded

Samuel Alebioshu

Graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Trustee at 198 Contemporary and Learning and Co-Founder of HustleBucks an award winning youth led social enterprise under the same umbrella. Founder and Creative Director of Branding & Communications company We Are Grounded. Has a Social Entrepreneur Samuel as facilitated workshops and delivered talks nationally and internationally, with his experience in enterprise he has spoken at The European Parliament in Lithuania, The RSA, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and addressed MP’s at The House of Commons as well as work with the Museum of London, Goldsmiths, The Queens Young Leaders and The British Council.

Hatch Enterprise

Dirk Bischof

Dirk is the CEO/ founder of HATCH. He focuses on achieving it core aim to “support 1000 mission-driven businesses in South London by 2020,” by building partnerships with local and corporate businesses.

Since 2004 he has raised over £3.5M for sustainability, vocational training and entrepreneurship projects and programmes across the UK and Europe. Dirk helped set-up a number of social enterprises and a commercial Solar PV company. He’s passionate about social enterprise and helping people get their ventures off the ground.

He managed to get through a BSc in Social Anthropology with Business Studies and a Masters in Social Anthropology (Goldsmiths). A cyclist commuter by heart, he loves it so much that he’s done a few 1000+ miles charity rides around England and Japan.

Slow Coaches

Anne Burniston

Anne Burniston is a leadership trainer and coach.

After a 20-year career in corporate business Anne moved to the Mountains of the French Pyrenees to provide refuge for people preparing to take their next steps.  Working with entrepreneurs to access their true path and purpose, discover meaning, adjust outlook, find belonging, build confidence and step into leadership. She has now brought that work back into the UK to redefine and develop personal leadership with individuals, start-ups and corporate organisations.

Anne Burniston has been coaching and mentoring Entrepreneurs, Employees and Individuals for over 20 years.  She is a former Corporate Board Level Director with a Masters in Psychology, is a certified Goal Mapping Practitioner and has a diploma in Personal Performance Coaching.  She is the Founder of The Slow Coaches Ltd and runs goal work and leadership training for individuals, groups, teams and corporate clients. She also does one to one coaching and co-hosts individual coaching retreats in the UK and France.

Find out more at www.theslowcoaches.com.

hatch Enterprise

Stephanie Gamauf

Steph is passionate about community empowerment and activism. With an MA in International Development, she has coordinated a range of development projects across the globe, and seeks to understand the role entrepreneurship can play in social change.
At Hatch she is in charge of managing the Launchpad and Incubator programme, and growing the Hatch Community. A trained facilitator and dialogue manager, Steph enjoys working directly with entrepreneurs and exploring what is at the heart of an innovative business idea.

Aside from Hatch she loves music, dancing and cycling in London. She is also a strong advocate for everything cake.

2-­3 Degrees

Carl Konadu

2-­3 Degrees is a social enterprise with the aim of inspiring and equipping young people with the power to make positive decisions through talks and workshops. The mission is for every young person to develop the ability to overcome their challenges by building the knowledge and skills needed to create the best possible opportunities for themselves.

Urban Growth Learning Gardens

Bruno Lacey

Bruno is the founder and director of Urban Growth Learning Gardens, a social enterprise which improves wellbeing by creating and maintaining communal gardens with local people. Over the past three years, Urban Growth has improved over 4,000 square metres of land in London, providing rewarding employment above London Living Wage to vulnerable adults and young people. They currently manage a portfolio of sites which includes the Brixton Orchard, PopBrixton, the Jetty in Greenwich and a network of allotment spaces on Lambeth council estates.

Hatch Enterprise

Emma Lange

When she’s not looking after marketing and communications for Hatch, you’ll often find Emma floating & flowing in yoga studio in South London.
With a background in dance, Emma places a lot of importance on mind-body connection. She is passionate about spreading the wellbeing effects of yoga and is always up to leading a class. Don’t forget your stretchy wear!

Vegard Olsen

I founded Coachingpartner, a collective of professional coaches in 2012 and have worked full-time as a coach over the past 6 years. I have also worked 3 years as trainer at The Coaching School in London.

In my work I help leaders and entrepreneurs lift their confidence and sharpen their focus so that they can achieve much more of what ́s most important to them.

A central part of this work is shadow work, which means looking at how bad experiences early in your career can help lift your confidence and take your business to the next level. This is powerful and transformational work which help you grow your business while at the same time being true to yourself, your core beliefs and your most important values

Power of Uke

Sarah Weiler

Sarah’s superpower is designing awesome events, which provide a safe platform for people to lift the lid off their limitations and experience success in things they never thought possible.

She currently does this through three projects: Firstly she designs, coaches and facilitates the Hatch Female Founders Accelerator, helping women to step into their greatness and shine as entrepreneurs. Secondly, she runs Rye Laughs, a comedy night, which gives people the opportunity to do their first ever gig alongside top acts from the circuit. Thirdly, she runs Power of Uke – high energy, transformational team-building workshops, which help companies tap into their inner child, discover their hidden talents and feel on top of the world, especially in times of high pressure. Sarah will be hosting Beyond Good Business and if you’re lucky you may get a couple of ukulele entrepreneurship comedy songs in between speakers!

Inspiring Sustainability

Adam Woodhall

Adam is a writer, speaker, coach, connector and consultant. He is is especially passionate about #ClimateAction #Biodiversity #RainForests #Renewables #Blockchain #CircularEconomy.

His aim is to help large organisations, entrepreneurial enterprises and NGOs communicate excellently, connect with other sustainability leaders and generate transformational change. And he’s also an occasional sustainable stand up comedian.

AUTHOR: he is the author of the well received guide ‘Empower Change’, which has had numerous excellent testimonials, inc. this from Mike Barry, Head of Sustainability, M&S:
“Employee engagement is crucial to building a sustainable business. There is a growing body of literature on how to engage but little as practical and down to earth as Woodhall’s work”
Get access to the guide here: www.inspiring-sustainability.com/empower-change

Over the last 10 years he has worked with over 70 organisations and thousands of individuals, supporting them to become environmentally, socially and financially sustainable.


Hardwick Estate, Whitchurch-on-Thames, RG8 7RD


Getting Here

  • If you go by train: the nearest train stations will be Pangbourne and Goring and Streatley, (accessible from Paddington). Once you get off, it will just be 2 miles away or 10 minutes by taxi
  • If you go by car: Onsite parking available. Fancy a car-pooling solution?


Friday 8th


DINNER cooked by a Hatch Entrepreneur with a yummy foodie start-up



Camp fire, star-gazing, stories, music, marshmellows. BYOB

Saturday 9th


Morning Meditation


Morning Yoga



BREAKFAST cooked by a local social enterprise



Goal-setting with Anne, The Slow Coach


Story-telling for Entrepreneurs with Dirk, Hatch CEO


Smile with Laura & Sam, Happy World Company



LUNCH cooked by a local social enterprise, Hatch hosts facilitated networking



Walking coaching with Anne, The Slow Coach


Pitching for Entrepreneurs with Azzees and Carl, 2-3 Degrees


Dance the Five Rhythms



Ritual at Work with Tiu de Haan


Turn your limitations into your ultimate stregnths with Vegard, Coachingpartner


Committing to Freedom with Adam, Inspiring Sustainability



DINNER cooked by a Hatch Entrepreneur with a yummy foodie start-up



DJ, Campfire, BYOB

Sunday 9th


Morning Meditation


Morning Yoga



BRUNCH cooked by a local social enterprise



Action or Belief with Adam and Gabriella, Inspiring Sustainability


Inclusive, Sustainable Urban Development with Bruno, Urban Growth



Harvest some hemp at a local farm with Hempen


Doing Good Business with Steph, Hatch


Japanese Sword Fighting with Dirk



GOODBYE FROM HATCH! Round up of the weekend & Returning with 3 things


This is camping event – please bring a tent (available from to rent from libraryofthings.co.uk.) Hot showers are available on site, provided by our friends at Camplight! Alternatively, you can arrange overnight accommodation at a B&B.


You will need:
Clothing –  rainwear, thermals for night time, swimming costume
Equipment – tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag
Miscellaneous– mug, cutlery, torch & spare batteries, notebook & pencil


Buy a £20 Food Pass and get all your meals for the weekend! Vegetarian and Gluten Free catered for. If you have any allergies please contact us.


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