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Hubs, Hives and Coworking West Coast USA


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Hubs, Hives and Coworking West Coast USA

  1. 1. At the launch we talked about three means to growing social innovation in Geraldton <ul><li>Incubating Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering People </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Hub </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Market </li></ul>
  2. 2. Since then, the HUB idea has been attracting lots of attention
  3. 4. Features <ul><li>Flexible space for office, meetings, events </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired by ‘ Coworking spaces’ / ‘ Multi-tenant non-profit centres ’ i.e. share space, resources </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible tenancy & payment: by hr, day, mth </li></ul><ul><li>Positive filter on the organisations who can work there i.e. ethical, creative </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting place for people, network, support, tools and inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Sound business model – not ‘dependent’ charity </li></ul>
  4. 5. Benefits <ul><li>THE PLACE for support, inspiration, collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Increased visibility and findability </li></ul><ul><li>Lower overhead costs </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, creative space for productive, enjoyable meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the projects, people and impact, not the government agency delivering support </li></ul><ul><li>Home for the ‘future’ that is emerging – ‘ build it and they will come ’ </li></ul>
  5. 6. To give everyone more of an ideas of what it looks like and feels like…here are examples from around the world
  6. 7. ‘ The Hub ’ an international of spaces sharing the same structure, systems, branding and ethos
  7. 8. <ul><li>Spiel from ‘The Hub’ </li></ul><ul><li>We need new models that blend social and environmental value with economic viability. The system is broken. </li></ul><ul><li>Together we can build a better alternative. When faced with a task of this magnitude, why not assemble great talent into a common space? </li></ul><ul><li>Together, we generate new ideas for change. Then we combine tools and resources to transform our ideas into action. We work collaboratively, sharing best practices to inspire and grow. We build and scale together, forming a values-driven, high-performing system that works toward a better world. </li></ul><ul><li>But where does this take place? It happens at The Hub. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>We set out to create places that borrow from the best of a member's club, an innovation agency, a serviced office and a think-tank to create a very different kind of innovation environment. Places with all the tools and trimmings needed to grow and develop new ventures. Places to access experience, knowledge, finance and markets. And above all, places for experience and encounter, full of diverse people doing amazing things </li></ul>Spiel from ‘The Hub’ http://the-
  9. 12. San Francisco Privacy booths for important calls - Book by writing on the window Inside the old newspaper headquarters Some more established businesses have their own space
  10. 13. San Francisco A relaxing and creative ‘loft’ / mezzanine Open space, industrial style, shared desks Make suggestions at the blackboard on your way to the bathroom
  11. 14. San Francisco Focusing on recycled art – all this was recovered from the local tip Co-located with an art gallery Co-located with ‘Tech Shop’ – a membership-based workshop that provides members with access to tools and equipment, instruction, and a community of creative and supportive people so they can build the things they have always wanted to make.
  12. 15. ‘ The Hive ’ Denver-based co-working cooperative
  13. 17. ‘ Green Spaces ’ Denver-based co-working space explicitly only for eco-entrepreneurs (which includes certified ‘green’ real estate agents!)
  14. 18. Testimonial <ul><li>&quot;But what Green Spaces really offers is community. And that may be the most important piece of the green start-up puzzle. Because when your work space is connected to other work spaces in which like-minded souls are engaged in comparable endeavors and facing similar obstacles, you don't have to go it alone. You can share resources and ideas. You can network and connect. You can do a whole lot of very excellent things you might not do alone, and this can mean the difference between success and failure.&quot; </li></ul>
  15. 19. Art inside Art outside VERY ‘open plan’ – very few internal walls The offer…
  16. 20. Parties and events Nice use of lights vertical and on roof to break up the space Many desks are doors! Recycling and bike parking inside
  17. 21. ‘ Indie Ballard ’ Seattle, WA, USA “Economical, furnished coworking space for small start-ups and independent web developers and designers”
  18. 22. Literally bounce your ideas off the wall Clean, minimalist, professional
  19. 23. ‘ Centre for Social Innovation ’ More an incubator than just co-working space, Toronto
  20. 24. <ul><li>The Centre for Social Innovation is a dynamic space in downtown Toronto, Canada. Our mission is to spark and support new ideas that are tackling the social, environmental, economic and cultural challenges we face today. We’re creating the spaces that social innovation needs to thrive and we’re contributing a few of our own ideas along the way! </li></ul>
  21. 25. The Deal… <ul><li>Private Desk – so you can store stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Desk – so you can only pay for what you use </li></ul><ul><li>Private Office Space - for organisations with 1-5 staff </li></ul><ul><li>Book the Space – for meetings </li></ul>
  22. 26. Learn… … Eat… ..and Work, of course Leveraging their members, they co-invested enough to buy a whole building… … Meet…
  23. 27. ‘ The Network Hub ’ The Network Hub located in downtown Vancouver Canada offers various options to meet different working styles from coworking , private office , hotdesking , meeting room rental and virtual office . Our goal is to provide a calm inspiring work space where entrepreneurs can connect, create and collaborate on new and exciting opportunities .
  24. 28. Spaces Organisations Community
  25. 29. ’ 10 Carden ’ More a community ‘hub’ than co-working: 10 Carden is creating space for change. For connection. For collaboration. For learning. And most importantly, for incubating new ideas, innovations and approaches. Join us and see what happens when creative minds come together.
  26. 30. Shopfront Meeting Space Hotdesk
  27. 31. <ul><li>GREAT Narrative Description of how the space works: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  28. 32. ‘ ThinkSpace ’
  29. 33. Very smart reception area! [Note that ALL coworkers and social entrepreneurs use Macs… ALL ] Flexible meet or work space
  30. 34. ‘ Office Nomads ’ We are dedicated to cultivating a dynamic, creative and productive community office for Seattle’s nomadic workforce. Our members are developers, telecommuters, planners, consultants, publishers, organizers, and students, who all believe that by working together we can accomplish more than we could alone.
  31. 35. Serious meeting room Desks with storage Friendly dogs are welcome Yoga too!! Working to create the space
  32. 36. ‘ Le Bureau ’ “ Le Bureau is a beautifully designed office in Battersea, providing shared workspace for independent professionals, startups and small businesses”
  33. 37. The most ‘Zen’ so far…!! No hotdesking, only monthly…and perhaps only for people who can keep the kitchen immaculate What a meeting room!
  34. 38. ‘ Corporate spaces that mimic the idea ’ Various locations and organisations – Google, Nike, Newcastle shop-fronts, London adjacent to Euston station etc.
  35. 40. ‘ MORE… ’ You can find most of these co-working organisations and spaces, and more at: And more ‘non-profit’ specific spaces at:
  36. 41. Where could we…?
  37. 42. SHOPFRONTS
  38. 43. <ul><li>Since October 2009, Space Makers Agency has been working with the market’s owners, the local council and local artists, activists and entrepreneurs to fill twenty empty shops around the market with new community-​driven businesses and temporary creative projects. </li></ul><ul><li>The new businesses and projects include everything from vintage fashion boutiques to local food stores, lantern-​makers, furniture restorers and photographers, as well as a children’s magazine, a Community Shop run by groups including Transition Town Brixton, and the Remade in Brixton Work-​Shop where you can upcycle your old clothes or by wallets made from windsurfing sails and belts made from old bike tires. </li></ul>
  39. 44. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  40. 46. WHERE?
  41. 47. Business Model?
  42. 50. What Next? Sign up to stay in touch at: