Launch Lab


The Launch Lab is where young people come together to collaborate, problem solve, develop and launch innovative solutions to community-based problems.
These are the skills needed both now and in the future and have been identified as a gap in the employment market. 
At Hatch we are determined to have as many young people as possible ‘hit the ground running’ as they choose their futures. We immerse them in a world of rapidly changing technology, teaching them to be flexible, adaptive and persistent.
The Launch Lab will run on Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm starting Saturday, May 5th and finishing Saturday, June 30th (9 sessions).
Those who take part in the Launch Lab will have the unique experience to work as part of a team alongside industry experts to develop a solution to a problem. 

Ages 10+

9 week course: $390 or 9 payments of $45 per week (incl GST)

Stories out of Hatch

We want our Launch Lab to build on the stories that have already developed out of Hatch.

Originally developed as an app for the cruise ship visitors to Dunedin, Taisei’s app has been picked up by ALGIM and CoStarters to use for conference trails in the city.

Neva and Iris developed an app called G.I.R.L.S (Girls In Real Life Situations) to provide a portal for young women to access information and support. Their project was a national finalist in the Tech Girls are Superheroes competition.

Erasmus has now developed two apps. One was for a team building exercise for the Palmerston North City Council. The second was an app for the Dunedin City Council to use as part of a tourism drive in Brisbane. 

Oliver designed a solution to the problem of trying to text in the rain with his Cell-A-Hood. His idea went on to win a prize at the Otago Science Fair.

Niamh developed a cooling tube for keeping canned drinks cold. Her design went on to win two prizes in the Otago Science Fair.