Meet at The HUB

May 29, 2012

Meet at The HUB

Established in 2005, The HUB is an international organization designed to facilitate the creation of sustainable impact through collaboration. They believe 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 good ideas happen.

The HUB set out to create spaces that combine the best of a trusted community, innovation lab, business incubator and the comforts of home. The physical spaces offer all the tools and trimmings needed to grow and develop innovative ventures for the world. The HUB spaces connect diverse people doing amazing things, generate meaningful encounters and provide an place for exchange and inspiration. To date, there are 25+ HUBS (with 50 more in the making) on 5 continents and one global network.

Etienne Abelin is a musician and joined the Zurich HUB to advance his cultural enterprise classYcal, a project to develop purposeful innovations in the field formerly known as classical music. At the HUB, he found out about “Superar,” a successful Austrian adaption of "El Sistema," the Venezuelan initiative which has grown to become the world’s most celebrated musical social enterprise. "Superar" is an initiative of HUB Vienna members and operates from HUB Vienna and after talking to the Vienna people it became clear that Switzerland needed such an initiative. They are now building a movement to bring this project to all of Europe. "None of this would have happened without the HUB," says Abelin.

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 curated experience to help take your initiative to the next level.

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