Are you ready to ‘Make Fluffy Famous’? – It’s Hatch backed by AIB

16+ and want a future in tech? Register your interest to join us at Hatch, our youth incubator program backed by AIB and get a unique 3-day Web Summit experience. Find out more here.


On Tuesday we announced the first details of our Hatch program backed by AIB. So what’s it all about? Hatch is a program looking to bring together 24 highly enthusiastic and promising entrepreneurs – 12 female, 12 male – to attend a youth incubator program for free.

The program will take place during Web Summit in Dublin, and will give the 24 winners a unique experience of the event, meeting inspiring entrepreneurs and influencers with even the chance to pitch their own business idea to a panel of high profile industry judges as part of our curated program over 3 days.

Today we’re delighted to reveal how you can become part of the Hatch program, and earn that place at Web Summit. Meet Fluffy (above) our resident Web Summit pooch. Fluffy likes to cause mischief and mayhem around the office. We love Fluffy, but we think it’s time that she gets out there on her own and gets the exposure she deserves. So what we are asking you to do is make Fluffy famous.

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So how can I make Fluffy famous? Easy – Firstly, you have to be a secondary school student in Ireland, if that’s you then make sure you are 16 or over, and submit your email address to register your interest here.

We’ll then send you details on your brief & some simple rules to follow.

The first 250 applications will be reviewed and from that we will select the 24 best, 12 female, 12 male. So you need to have your creative juices flowing to be in with a chance to win a place on this program. And be prepared to have fun with your brief too.

So register here and take the first step on your adventure to 3  days of everything Dublin this November. If you have any questions you can email

Now get going – the competition closes Friday October 10th. The Web Summit & AIB team look forward to seeing your ideas!

Future Entrepreneur? Sign up for Hatch backed by AIB and be in with a chance to win a unique 3-day Web Summit experience. Find out more here.

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