Edited by Dr KK Tse
It’s like a dream comes true. HK will have its own HUB soon – opening in August and opening for membership now. Before proceeding, please watch this 2-minute video.
Yes, it’s a global phenomenon and we are part of a global movement. Think global, act local. We’re not alone. The challenges the world is facing are complex and formidable. We need solutions to local issues informed and inspired by world class approaches and practices. We need to generate and support more innovative ideas.
We need sounding boards, sympathetic ears, constructive critique, honest feedback, collaborative networks, volunteers, professional services, mentors and advisors, angels and impact investors, space to work and experiment, peace of mind, comforts of home, friendly atmosphere, healthy food for body and soul, inspirations and challenges, hope and fears, laughters and whispers, fun and excitement….
Where do you get all these in one place? The answer is the HUB.
What is the HUB?
The HUB is designed to facilitate the creation of sustainable impact through collaboration.
Whether you are already working on a concrete project, have the first sparks of an innovative idea or just the intention to contribute your time, energy and talent to make a positive difference, the HUB provides a carefully designed experience to help take your initiative to the next level.
The HUB is about the power of innovation through collaboration. There is no shortage of good ideas to solve the issues of our time. But there is an acute lack of collaboration and support structures to help make them happen. The HUB was founded to address this need.
Basically it creates spaces that combine the best of a trusted community, innovation lab, business incubator and the comforts of home. Spaces with all the tools and trimmings needed to grow and develop innovative ventures for the world. But above all, spaces for meaningful encounters, exchange and inspiration, full of diverse people doing amazing things.
The idea has been spreading like wildfire and resulted in the emergence of a global movement. To date, there are 25+ open HUBs and many more in the making, from London to San Francisco, Johannesburg, Melbourne and Sao Paulo.
The HUB Ambition
To become a global network of connected communities that enable collaborative ventures for a better world.
At the HUB, people from every profession, background and culture are being united by one thing: the imagination and drive to pursue enterprising ideas for the world. These are the people who see and do things differently and have entrepreneurial passion to create sustainable impact.
The HUB is becoming the place they call home. The ‘hosts’ will make sure the three key elements below will work the magic:
Inspiring Spaces to work, meet, learn and connect. HUBs are uniquely designed spaces that provide a creative environment as well as a professional infrastructure to work, meet, learn and connect. Collaborative workspaces, unconventional meeting rooms and flexible open spaces offer the necessary setting to develop ideas, host meetings or connect with others around shared interests.
Vibrant Communities to connect with like-minded peers and expand your network. The HUB allows you to tap into a trusted community of like-minded peers, partners and investors across the world to exchange thoughts, build collaborative initiatives and advance your project. The HUB’s global community has thousands of active members, exciting ideas and new opportunities across all five continents – and it is rapidly growing.
Meaningful Events to exchange ideas, build capacity and increase impact. HUBs host a variety of events, workshops and innovation labs to help take your initiative to the next level. We believe peer-to-peer learning is the most effective method to advance our collective wisdom and encourage our members to co-create events to teach, inspire and challenge those around them.
Header Image from Impact Hub Hong Kong’s website