Founded in 2012, The Entrepreneurship Hatchery provides a comprehensive suite of programs and services designed to help students with entrepreneurial ambitions form teams, develop new competencies and launch their companies. Since 2018, The Hatchery has helped to launch over 94 new startups, which collectively have raised close to $64 million in seed funding.
U of T Law students have the chance to work as a Law Connector with the Hatchery, both during the academic year as part of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Externship and during the summer working in the Hatchery’s NEST program. Law Connectors are embedded on start-up teams to provide legal, project management, issue spotting, administrative support, leadership, and guidance.
During their time, Law Connectors will provide insights around problem-solving, strategy, and strategic reasoning while also managing team dynamics and guiding the development of business plans, legal documentation, and pitch presentations.