HUBS AS HOMETO ENTERPRISING INITIATIVES FOR A RADICALLY BETTERWORLD. PROSPECTUS 2010
Where change goes to work
THAT MIGHT JUST
26 HUBS OPERATE IN
18 CITIES SPREAD
What is the Hub?
The Hub is a social enterprise with the ambition to inspire and support imaginative and enterprising
ideas for a radically better world. We are a global community of people from every profession,
background and culture working at 'new frontiers' to tackle the world's most pressing social, cultural
and environmental challenges.
We offer places for meeting, working, learning, innovating and connecting in the world’s major cities.
We offer co-working space in an inspiring office environment where we focus at building connections
between our members locally and internationally.
We invite you to join the place where legacies are born!
Another world is not just possible, it’s happening. All around us individuals ranging from corporate
executives to community leaders, from policy-makers to freelance professionals are pursuing ideas and
initiatives for a better world. Hub Johannesburg aims to be a unique ecosystem designed to enable
these people to thrive.
Memberships Space: accessible, stimulating, safe and inspiring space with desks and kitchen facilities
Office tools: high-speed internet access, copy/scan/print equipment, telephone facilities, IT support. Easy
access to affordable services like tax and legal advisory. Channel for investors.
Hosting: daily hosts know from each member what business they’re in and what their specific needs are.
Hosts welcome you and connect members with each other and with the outside network.
HUB+: social medium for members to find people in our global network
Workshops: member driven workshops, talks and think tanks to create awareness around their work
Themed events: knowledge sharing and building sessions around member-raised topics of interest
Event & meeting space Space: fully equipped small and large meeting rooms, gallery space for group venues or exhibitions
Programming & learning Learning tools: library, book keeping and business plan writing services, weekly themed workshops
organised by The Hub and its members, Peer supervision sessions.
‘Learning Journeys’: journeys organised in Johannesburg inner-city and townships
Experimentation: provide a stage for members to try out new ways of working, learning and organizing
CSR services ‘Hub Talent’: pool of members that offer to bundle their knowledge, experience and resources. These
members will be paid (in currency or in kind) for each instance their offering is used.
With the vision of Hub Johannesburg to provide an interface to communities, we have taken up space in the inner-city’s Fashion District. In a constant state of ‘becoming’,
Johannesburg provides an ideal real-time space for active participation, negotiation and action. The location attempts to involve, engage and stimulate its visitors.Within
easy reach of the premises you will discover Ethiopian and Mozambican Markets, art galleries, struggling public spaces, vibrant street life, humble entrepreneurs, aspiring
fashionistas, artists and visionaries.
Everyday amenities such as public parks, busses and taxis, chemists, herbalists, and other shops are all within walking distance. The site promises to awaken your senses!
President street 171, cnr Polly street, CBD
450m2 of space on the 1st floor
Access by local minibus, new BRT bus
system, Park Station, future Gautrain and the
M2 and M1 highways
40min (45km) to ORT International Airport
75 sqm window
surface, loads of
nice views modular build of
space with movable
• From 1st October you an inspiring working space will be provided with
internet, networking events, learning lunches, workshops and dialogues
with thought leaders. You will have the opportunity to share the space
with a community of inter-disciplinary, values driven professionals
• Access to high speed internet, printing and fax
• Hosted space between 8am – 6pm
• Security around the building
• Coffee and tea
• Discounted rate for use of meeting spaces (R150 per hour)
Subscription can be initiated or terminated each month, with discounts
for teams (10% per extra member) and discounts for prepaid, 3 month or
longer subscriptions (3-6 months: -5%, and 6+ months: -10%)
More information and sign up
+27 (0) 110 HUB JHB (482 542 )
• Monthly events are organised to get to know the Hub and to be a part in co-designing the
space, programming, etc.
• We need your support for developing our space. Should you be interested in contributing to
the development of Hub Johannesburg, then please contact us.
Hub Johannesburg’s space and services will be developed gradually. Opening doors as Hub Light,
we will evolve together with our community of members and partners into a fully fledged Hub;
constantly evolving based on the needs, ideas and contribution of the community.
Post box &
5 hrs 1 event 8am-6pm N - - R 120 R 180
Hub 25 25 hrs all 8am-6pm N - - R 475 R 750
Hub 50 50 hrs all 8am-6pm Y
- R 800 R 1200
Hub 100 100 hrs all 8am-6pm Y
4 hrs R 1350 R 2000
Hub Unlimited unlimited all
6 hrs R 1900 R 2850
8 hrs R 2500 R 3750