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The Hub Winnipeg


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The Hub Winnipeg

  1. 1. the Prairie Hub Cultivate. Collaborate. Innovate. an initiative supported by iNSPiRED PRACTiCE
  2. 2. the question. <ul><li>how can young Gen Yers and Gen Xers </li></ul><ul><li>here and everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>create their own opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>shape their community </li></ul><ul><li>marry their work with their values and </li></ul><ul><li>realize imaginative initiatives for a radically better world? </li></ul>When? Where? How?
  3. 3. the answer. <ul><li>the Prairie Hub is </li></ul><ul><li>an inspirational and highly resourced space </li></ul><ul><li>where young social innovators can come together </li></ul><ul><li>to work, meet, learn and realize progressive ideas </li></ul>How the Hubstgo members in Santiago describe themselves.
  4. 4. the local. <ul><li>Winnipeg has a tremendous opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>to develop flexible and </li></ul><ul><li>safe spaces where </li></ul><ul><li>established and young </li></ul><ul><li>social innovators can </li></ul><ul><li>become empowered to </li></ul><ul><li>dialogue and take risks </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate and test out ideas </li></ul>Abandoned space like this can be reclaimed and become a habitat for social innovators.
  5. 5. the global. <ul><li>it’s time to put Winnipeg on the map </li></ul><ul><li>the Hub is a pipeline to the world </li></ul><ul><li>the Hub Network is comprised of established and emerging Hubs </li></ul><ul><li>located in cities around the world… </li></ul><ul><li>London, Bristol, Sao Paulo, Rotterdam, Brussels, Johannesburg, </li></ul><ul><li>Cairo, Mumbai, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam, Santiago and Halifax . </li></ul>
  6. 6. the habitat. <ul><li>the Prairie Hub creates new kinds </li></ul><ul><li>of work and social space </li></ul><ul><li>to cultivate, collaborate and innovate for good </li></ul>Centre for Social Innovation 4 th Floor Workspace Commons
  7. 7. the definition. <ul><li>Social innovation </li></ul><ul><li>is a new idea that… </li></ul><ul><li>adds social, environmental, economic & cultural </li></ul><ul><li>value to the community </li></ul><ul><li>creates new relationships between previously </li></ul><ul><li>separate individuals & groups </li></ul><ul><li>draws the best qualities from business, voluntary </li></ul><ul><li>& social mission sectors </li></ul>We’re ready to create lasting change. Are you?
  8. 8. the values. <ul><li>Courage . A culture that supports risk-taking and leading by doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Conviviality . Thriving on generosity of spirit & interdependence. </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment . Building capacity within ourselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution. Changing the way we think about and look at the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun. Creating relationships and ground-breaking ideas through ‘play’. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination . Seeing things not as they are, but as they could be. </li></ul>The Self Hub in Berlin
  9. 9. the amenities. <ul><li>private office space </li></ul><ul><li>permanent desks </li></ul><ul><li>hot desks </li></ul><ul><li>meeting rooms </li></ul><ul><li>media room </li></ul><ul><li>a/v equipment </li></ul><ul><li>high-speed internet </li></ul><ul><li>photocopy and fax </li></ul><ul><li>kitchen facilities and café </li></ul><ul><li>project storage space and mailbox </li></ul><ul><li>telecommunication technology </li></ul><ul><li>resource library </li></ul>The Hub London 5 Torrens Street
  10. 10. the offering. <ul><li>virtual tools and resources accessible 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>attract a diverse array of talented young people </li></ul><ul><li>from all fields and communities </li></ul><ul><li>facilitate connections and help to </li></ul><ul><li>‘ make things happen’ </li></ul><ul><li>develop a ‘social investors circle’ </li></ul><ul><li>coordinate mentoring among </li></ul><ul><li>emerging & established innovators </li></ul><ul><li>plan training opportunities in </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative processes </li></ul>The Bristol Hub
  11. 11. the business model. <ul><li>the Hub is an enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>revenue is generated through </li></ul><ul><li>tenancy </li></ul><ul><li>rental of meeting space </li></ul><ul><li>consulting offered to emerging </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative projects </li></ul>The Hub London’s version of the ‘board room’
  12. 12. the people. <ul><li>Social innovators are… </li></ul><ul><li>building a better world – one that is just, healthy, inclusive, sustainable, imaginative & community-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>we are entrepreneurs, artists, advocates, educators, community workers, planners and practitioners from all walks of life and all sectors </li></ul>
  13. 13. the work. <ul><li>designing places and spaces </li></ul><ul><li>advancing corporate social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>creating products with the environment in mind </li></ul><ul><li>rethinking international development </li></ul><ul><li>empowering participatory dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>enhancing communications </li></ul><ul><li>deploying art for social change </li></ul><ul><li>promoting health and well-being </li></ul>Members of The Hub Johannesburg gather
  14. 14. the design and space. <ul><li>finish with durable, low-emission material </li></ul><ul><li>furnish with components designed with future disassembly, reuse and recycling in mind </li></ul><ul><li>bring mother earth into the space </li></ul><ul><li>facilitate collaboration through spatial design </li></ul><ul><li>feature informal spaces to eat, meet, read and relax </li></ul><ul><li>incorporate alternative power into the building fabric </li></ul>O Hub Sao Paulo design workshop in Brasil
  15. 15. the role of mentoring. <ul><li>the Prairie Hub operates within a framework that </li></ul><ul><li>encourages and facilitates established innovators </li></ul><ul><li>in mentoring young innovators by sharing collective </li></ul><ul><li>wisdom, expertise and experience </li></ul><ul><li>young innovators in turn generate </li></ul><ul><li>new energy and possibilities for </li></ul><ul><li>established innovators and keep </li></ul><ul><li>them engaged in the community </li></ul>A question from The Hub Brussels first co-creation meeting
  16. 16. the hub.
  17. 17. inspired? <ul><li>Thanks for your interest in growing the Prairie Hub. </li></ul><ul><li>We are always looking for inspired and </li></ul><ul><li>enthusiastic young innovators and mentors. </li></ul><ul><li>Email us at or check out </li></ul><ul><li>our blog at </li></ul><ul><li>Kristle, Leon, Maggie, Tyler & Krys </li></ul><ul><li>the Prairie Hub Cultivation Team </li></ul>