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Nestlé Hatcher

Join our growing ecosystem of innovators working to solve tough business problems

Innovation can take many forms. We’re here to nurture it by cultivating a thriving network of ideators, creators and start-ups from across the East and Southern Africa Region to work together to solve problems to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future for all.

Our mission is to empower and support innovators who are passionate about making a difference. By fostering collaboration and providing resources, we believe that we can inspire groundbreaking solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing our region today. Whether it's developing new technologies, improving access to education, or promoting sustainable practices, we're dedicated to creating a more equitable and prosperous future for all. Join us in our mission to drive innovation and make a positive impact in the East and Southern Africa Region.

Partner with us to empower your ideas to take flight, in our innovation hatchers.

About Us

Nestlé Hatcher is an ecosystem aimed at connecting Nestlé’s core business to the broader innovation ecosystem to enable better collaboration with external innovators across the East and Southern Africa Region to solve business problems with locally developed innovations.

We have and continue to remain committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Through the Nestlé Hatcher, we aim to cultivate a lively innovation ecosystem as a means to work together with the greater start-up community, while empowering budding businesses and innovators.

How it works

Challenges are open and shared within the Hatcher ecosystem and applications open for innovators and startups

Screening of applications to identify and shortlist best-suited candidates, who then go through interview before selection of finalist/s.

The start-up will be onboarded onto the Hatcher where they will work closely with Nestle and be provided with the necessary business and technology support and remunerated for pilot phase. Pilots run for approximately 2 to 6 weeks depending on the solution.

At the end of Pilot, the start-up will present their solution, findings and learnings. The Nestle Team will decide if hey want to scale the solution or not, and the participating start-up/s will be notified of the decision.



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Nestlé East and Southern African Region Headquarters 
Anslow Office Park
8 Anslow Crescent 
South Africa