October 14, 2013

We're super excited to reveal that we've been working with Kiddicare.com founder Scott Weavers-Wright on his new digital investment and incubator, Haatch. Over the last few months our team has designed the brand's visual identity as well as building their online home Haatch.com.

Weavers-Wright, ranked 6th in Retail Week’s Power List, understands the challenges facing entrepreneurs. Sadly, without the right support, 90% of promising start-ups never get ‘started’. Haatch wants to change all that by bringing something truly unique to the UK business investment landscape; something that goes much further than capital alone. The company will be focusing on investments within the e-tail and digital space.

With an investment focus on graduates and start-ups in the digital realm, Haatch will provide much more than desk space and a lump sum.

Digital start-ups and graduates will have the opportunity to work alongside each other in an inspiring and collaborative atmosphere. Each Digital Start-up will benefit from a host of vital resources including admin support and expert guidance from a resident team of creative, technical and business entrepreneurs. Haatch have also become an official partner of the Rackspace Startup Program which provides £15,900 of Rackspace Cloud Hosting over 12 months (to a maximum of £1,325 per month) to startup businesses, together with upfront Cloud architectural planning support, and ongoing advice, mentoring and education including access to the Rackspace Academy.

Weavers-Wright has invested £1.5m to build The Hub, a purpose built, state of the art business incubation centre in Stamford, Lincolnshire recently voted the best place to live in the UK by The Sunday Times. On track to open in Summer 2014 The Hub, ‘Stamford’s own Silicon Valley’, will house over 100 digital entrepreneurs selected by Scott Weavers-Wright and his team in an open-plan, 5-storey building, complete with 100 seat auditorium and plenty of unique features. The plan is to provide free space to selected graduates, giving the youth of today the chance to power the future of digital.

Wife Elaine Weavers-Wright, part of the Kiddicare founding family, stood down from the Kiddicare board in July 2013 and will join Scott at Haatch. Daughter Sophie will also be part of the new family business.