We believe in the power of innovation through collaboration.
From everyday interactions to thought-provoking events, we curate peer-driven learning opportunities that broaden our understanding of the world, help us create the impact we strive for and find out about the most effective, innovative and entrepreneurial ways to get there. Some impressions from past HUB events:
- HUB Belo Horizonte Who Cares - The Movie
WHO CARES is a feature film about Social Businesses that was shot in 7 different countries: Brazil, Peru, USA, Canada, Tanzania, Switzerland and Germany. It was a total of 20 locations in just 40 days. A group of HUB members started a movement to bring the movie to Belo Horizonte theaters and actually brought the movie director Mara Mourão to its premiere. The movie was planned to be screened for a week. During this week they organized a series of events and interactions over the subject of Social Business - the movie's main theme. Every night during the week they would gather at The HUB and be part of testimonials, lectures, PechaKuchas and open spaces prior to the screening of the movie. The movement gained popularity and kept grew rapidly.
- HUB Ottawa TEDxBinnenhof Simulcast
In collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy in Ottawa TEDxBinnenhof was streamed live on June 25, 2012. TEDxBinnenhof Catwalk for Innovation featured 10 inspiring talks on groundbreaking ideas from the Netherlands that could help tackle global challenges such as pollution, health care costs, loss of biodiversity, climate change and scarcity of natural resources, food and energy. As part of this event, the Dutch ambassador in Ottawa had a videoconference with the Canadian ambassador in The Netherlands. In attendance were representatives from the Dutch embassy, a handful of HUB members and prominent Ottawans who were connected to the Canadian and Dutch government. It was a wonderful morning of cross cultural conversation and collaboration!
- HUB Ottawa Creative Mornings Ottawa
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast speaker series for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minute lecture, followed by a 20 minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 8:30am with the topic presentation starting at 9:00am and everyone taking off for work at 10am. CreativeMornings are free of charge! Two HUB Hosts took the initaitve to start it up in Ottawa launching their very first CreativeMornings Ottawa at The HUB in July 2012. It has been a sold out show every month since then.
- Popup HUB @ SOCAP
A Pop Up Hub is a hosted space at a conference, fair, exhibition or festival for real and meaningful conversations that matter. It shapes and supports the atmosphere at an event, nourishing conversation and interactions between individual participants. The Pop Up Hub becomes a natural connection point and adds great animation to any event. Conference content and conversations are graphically harvested and visually mapped for all to see and for organizers to publish afterwards. By using social media technology like Twitter and installing a tweet wall, the PUH also brings the outside world to the event. The Pop Up Hub once again joined the world’s leading social impact innovators for SOCAP: Designing the Future between May 8-10th 2012. With over 400 of the world’s pioneering impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, government, civic leaders, and innovators brought together, the pop up HUB provided an enriching experience for everyone involved and fueled further conversation to design a future that’s better for all
- Hub Vienna Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing: A Conversation of Pioneers
“A Conversation of Pioneers” was an event by Hub Vienna, ERSTE Foundation and good.bee. More than 100 selected participants had the opportunity to get inspired by Andreas Treichl and Charly Kleissner, pioneers of Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing. Andreas Treichl is the Chairman of the Managing Board of ERSTE Foundation and Charly Kleissner has over twenty years of experience as a senior technology executive in Silicon Valley. They answered questions from the audience about the future of social entrepreneurship in the local and CEE regional market enabling conversations and spotting opportunities and challenges about the field.
- Hub Zurich Pre-WEF MeetUp with Schwab Social Entrepreneurs
Every year, some of the most inspiring Schwab Social Entrepreneurs make their way to the World Economic Forum in Davos. This year, we managed to “seduce” them into the Hub to discuss their most important lessons and key challenges with Hub members and selected guests from the impact investment field. Everyone was highly engaged and loved the opportunity to connect before the overwhelming buzz of the WEF. We will certainly do it again next year!
- Hub Tel Aviv 1000 Round Tables Dialogue
2011 was a very dramatic year with the Arab Spring and the other Social Justice Movements around the world. The drama didn’t bypass Israel and so we asked ourselves what should be our role here? Like in other cases we gathered around the round table at the Hub to have a wisdom council. The idea that came out of this council was to take four round tables and put them in the boulevard beside the tents and the protesters and to invite everyone to sit with us and discuss our desired future in the country. This was a very powerful experience and after a few weeks of operating the tables every evening we decided to take it even further and to create the “1000 tables event”. The event took place in more than 40 cities and villages in Israel, hosting one of the most powerful dialogues the country has ever experienced.
- Hub Stockholm WorldTalk
An afterwork talk on how companies take there social responsibilities.
- Hub Sao Paulo Start-up Lab
Start up Lab is an event that allows entrepreneurs of innovative social businesses to showcase their ideas, projects or enterprises to both a board of specialists and an audience of people interested in the subject. It aims to test their business models, get feedback and contact players who might contribute to their businesses. There were four editions so far and it has been growing each time, achieving around 400 people in the last edition. It was created and has been organized in partnership with Artemisia Negócios Sociais.
- Hub San Francisco SOCAP 11
SOCAP11 challenged attendees to go a little deeper and not just think about impact, return, problems and progress towards goals. We asked them to do the math and tell us what they saw for this market’s future. At the intersection of money and meaning, what needs to be created, what needs to be put into action, what should the social capital market stand for? What does Money + Meaning = ? SOCAP11 happened across four amazing days at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Over 1,200 entrepreneurs and impact investors converged from around the world.
- Hub Oaxaca PechaKucha Night
PechaKucha is a simple presentation format: 20 images, each for 20 seconds; the images forward automatically, while the presenter talks along with the images. The PechaKucha Night challenges members to synthesize their work to create dynamic speed pitches, and allows the Hub to showcase the amazing initiatives emerging from our community to potential investors, project accelerators, volunteers and partners in one jam-packed, exciting night. We have coupled the PK with a class on speed-pitching, a mentors day as well as the opportunity to win grants to attend conferences in the region where participants can find strategic contacts and tools.
- Hub Milan Alexander Osterwalder
Author, speaker and business model guru Alexander Osterwalder came to the Hub to talk about business model innovation with our members. Main question: How can social ventures adopt and execute new business models? Every participants had the opportunity to experiment and try out various models to create bigger impact and achieve financial sustainability.
- Hub Madrid App Date
The App Date is a place for connection, research and creativity on virtual applications. With social media on the rise, apps are turning markets, products and interactions upside down and have a significant impact on how we live and work together. At the App Date, we invite people to meet, exchange ideas and show-case cutting-edge projects in the field of apps on the last Monday of each month. The event has become the most buzzing meeting space for creative app developers in Madrid.
- Hub Johannesburg Global Entrepreneurship Week
6 days, 6 events, 14 speakers, 150 participants. For the second year in a row, Hub Johannesburg hosted this unique get-together of entrepreneurs from around the world. It took 3 weeks of intense planning and marketing to get the right people through our doors but it was worth every moment. The aim: to inspire entrepreneurs across the board. Topics included opportunities in the green economy; women entrepreneurs in leadership; and purpose and career opportunities. Abigail Noble (head of Africa and Latin America at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship) was the key note speaker at the Thought Leader Dialogue. The common trend throughout the week was that South African entrepreneurs are hungry for more opportunities to innovate.
- Hub London Westminster, Islington & KINGS CROSS London Hub Club
Meet, share, inspire! Using the PechaKucha format London Hub Club was designed to create a closer network between members of all London Hubs by sharing projects, ideas, hobbies and interests. The evening travels from Hub to Hub every last Thursday of the month. Each event has a mix of members from across the three London Hubs speaking on a variety of topics and allows Hub members and friends to promote their projects, meet new Hub members and learn what is happening across the London network.
- Hub Brussels Party 2.0
Did you realize that co-creation isn’t only for work? Last Summer, we hosted “Party 2.0”: a collection of “micro-parties” that became one big amoeba of a party. Each member brought at least one ingredient (music, decorations, friends) and facilitated the co-creation of a community celebration, unlocking yet another creative environment to generate new and relevant connections. To be repeated!
- Hub Amsterdam Social Innovation Dialogue
Joined by our friends the Knowmads, we gathered a diverse group of local innovators and asked: How can we enable social innovation in the City of Amsterdam? How can the “Generation E” contribute to a more sustainable economy? Among many creative ideas, we found that the Hub can play a vital role in convening people for true dialogue, catalyzing new connections and supporting innovators to get started.