We offer a weekly Orientation for new members to learn how to make the most of their time at Impact Hub Seattle. Attending an orientation is one of the best ways to start engaging with the community. Even members who have been part of Impact Hub for a long time may benefit from a refresher course – we are constantly adding new perks and partnerships for members to take advantage of!
Orientation for new members is held every Tuesday from 9am – 10am. Please click on the button below to book in your preferred date.
Our monthly Community Lunch is the keystone of our member engagement. On the First Thursday of every month, we serve up a delicious array of food from a local vendor and organize a networking activity, showcase a specific member or company, introduce the artists who are exhibiting in the lobby, or feature a new member program or perk. There is always space for members to make community announcements. Lunch costs $10 and is served promptly at 12pm. Members of the public are also welcome to join us for lunch!
We are proud to support early-stage food entrepreneurs who are opening catering operations with the support of the Food Innovation Network‘s incubator program.
LUNCH + LEARNS
Lunch + Learns provide a forum for individuals, companies and organizations to offer informational and educational presentations to our community. Impact Hub members benefit from regular opportunities to explore new ideas and content in a casual learning environment.
Lunch + Learns take place every Wednesday at 12pm and are always free for Impact Hub members and $5 for the public. Visit our Event Calendar for more information and upcoming dates!
If you are interested in presenting at an upcoming Lunch + Learn, we currently have openings beginning in April 2018. Click here to submit a proposal.
Our monthly member events are designed to get members together for a fun activity. We host monthly breakfasts to introduce newer members to the community, “Hoppy Hours” for beer lovers in the afternoons, coffee cuppings and other friendly competitions. Past events have included taste testing every chocolate chip cookie in the neighborhood, pie contests, happy hours at local establishments, volunteering at the Pioneer Square Spring Clean, and more.
COMMUNITIES FOR CHANGE
Impact Hub Seattle and the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship have partnered to launch Communities for Change, an innovative program created in collaboration with MIT’s Presencing Institute where we will examine the barriers to local business success and search for answers that will accelerate progress and change.
To explore these issues, Communities for Change will apply a local adaptation of u.lab, which is both an innovation platform and a personal leadership program.
The first session of Communities for Change runs from January 29 to March 26 2018 and is limited to 25 participants representing a broad range of disciplines, organizations, backgrounds, and experiences.
SPEAKER SERIES: STORIES OF RESILIENCE
The first and perhaps most important step to problem solving is understanding, which by nature requires the ability to suspend what you think you know so you learn what you don’t know. This is the essence of our Stories of Resilience series. We are giving voice to the journeys of people who have overcome hardship and obstacles that most of us cannot truly understand. At our inaugural event in June 2018, we were inspired by the stories of 8 courageous indigenous women who all have emerged as powerful community leaders.
Members of Impact Hub Seattle can visit any other Impact Hub in the network for three days a year, every year. So what does this mean? Whether you’re exploring Mexico City or enjoying a business trip in Tokyo, you can stop by the local Hub, get some work done, and connect with our international community of social impact leaders.
With locations in nearly 100 cities across the globe that support 15,000+ members, Impact Hub members benefit from a diverse and global community that provides guidance, resources, and opportunities shared between all Impact Hubs.
Members can sign up on https://passport.impacthub.net/ to let the local team know that they’re coming to visit!
Becoming an Impact Hub host is great for people who are new to Seattle and want to plug into a community of changemakers. If you’re in-between careers and want to connect with a variety of different startup companies and social change organizations all at once, this opportunity is for you. If you need a space to build your next project and want to contribute to the community while you do it, this role is designed with you in mind.
A team of 12 individual hosts each commit eight hours/week to support the Impact Hub community, in exchange for a six-month full-time membership. The number one job of a host during your shift is to provide a positive, welcoming environment for our members and guests.
Learn more about our Host Program and apply for the next cohort.
The Entrepreneur-in-Residence program is a six-month partnership opportunity for individuals interested in collaborating in the development and execution of programming related to social innovation and entrepreneurship at Impact Hub Seattle.
This program seeks to leverage subject matter expertise with Impact Hub’s physical assets, logistic capabilities, and dynamic community to enhance each other’s effectiveness and the cumulative impact of their respective work programs.
The number and type of programming is subject to ongoing discussion and can include trainings, interactive convening of groups, seminars, and presentations. A central purpose of the programming will be to leverage the human and physical assets of the Hub with people and organizations outside of the Hub.
Applications are evaluated on an ongoing and case-by-case basis. Click here to start the conversation.
Our ColLABorators program is a facilitated monthly event in which a peer group of Impact Hub members engages in a brainstorming session to address the growth challenges of a featured member company or organization.
Featured companies have included: StudentCircle, Convoy Coffee, Samaritan, and Arising Insights.
We are proud to partner with the Thriving Communities Network team to produce this program. This event is hosted for members of Impact Hub, by members of Impact Hub.