Springboard Innovation opened the doors to Hatch (officially) on January 30, 2014, with a celebration that filled the Great Hall to capacity. The event showcased the facilities, our tenants, and a host of local companies who provided food, drink, video services and more. Since that day, Hatch has made some serious progress.

It’s difficult to describe the sheer amount of work that has gone into the programming, event coordinating, outreach, facilities management, member management and build-out of the space. The core team behind Hatch is a small one. But with help from a wonderful group of fellows, volunteers and friends, Hatch is now a place becoming known across Portland as a place where people come together to get things done. Hatch is known for beautiful work and event space, an inclusive and friendly atmosphere, workshops with indispensable information for social entrepreneurs, and a community of people willing to engage with their community.

So, enough of the qualitative – how about some quantitative information?

Hatch by the numbers: 133 days in!


Parts Department workshops held, on topics including legal, financial, marketing, branding, writing, business coaching, benefit companies & B Corps, investing, WordPress & MS Office)


Events held in the Great Hall


Other workshops held to help social entrepreneurs


occupancy of Offices and Fireboxes


Working groups formed (a Community Action Workgroup, and a working group for an Oregon Crowdfunding Law)


Money raised through ChangeFunder, a new crowdfunding website for the Northwest, run out of Hatch


Presenters at Hatch:Soup, all of whom received Hatch memberships


Money raised for Schoolyard Farms through Hatch:Soup


unique visitors to hatchthefuture.org


skilled experts in the Parts Department


Weeks of CSA Vegetable deliveries from Our Table


Yoga sessions in-house

Check out the pictures of our beautiful space in action below.