Impact Hub Austin members are a community of changemakers and worldshakers, and being part of the Impact Hub network has both local and global perks that come part and parcel with each membership, and it couldn’t be easier to take advantage of each opportunity. Check out these amazing benefits that come with membership.
Where once distance was a barrier to cultural exchange, technology improvements have spawned a new era of travel and interaction. With increased global interaction, it is vital that we increase our knowledge of cultures different than our own. PenPal Schools, based here in Austin, is leveraging technology to facilitate more of these meaningful cross-cultural connections. Learn more about their world-changing and connecting work.
At Impact Hub, members are connected by the shared goal of using business as a tool to drive positive change. These leaders recognize that doing good is good business which means, profit is not the end goal, but a result of doing great work. For many social enterprises, being stakeholder-centric, instead of exclusively shareholder-centric, is crucial in living their values and executing their mission.
According to Corporate Governance professor Dr. Ralph A. Walking, being stakeholder-centric means that management considers the well-being of every entity that is affected by the business or organization when making decisions. That includes any population that you draw resources from or impact, like shareholders, employees, suppliers, bondholders, customers, the environment, the community, unions, and the government.
Get to know more about GirlForward, an amazing organization that provides adolescent refugee girls with individual mentorship, educational programs and leadership opportunities, creating a community of support that empowers them to be strong, confident, and independent. Their vision is a future where strong and confident refugee girls will become independent women who can successfully support themselves, their families, and their communities.
smarter, faster and better. You may seek this for your employees too: finding ways to lighten their load while increasing output. In this pursuit, our friends over at The Data Incubator have figured out that using a “data scientist mindset” can increase efficiency and assist in solving the biggest problems facing organizations or businesses. Here, they share some of their thoughts and tips on how to implement this paradigm.
Consider this: 80% of the world’s refugees are women and children. And at the same time, they are often the last people to receive the care they need. For women who are pregnant, having access to a clean, safe environment in which to give birth is a critical priority, but one that few in crisis situations are able to secure on their own. Circle of Health International (COHI) acts as a connector between women in crisis settings and the organizations trying to reach them and be of service. Learn more about their powerful work.
This July, some of Impact Hub-Austin’s team went to Seattle for Unlikely Allies, a festival hosted by Impact Hub-Global. This annual event brought together global and local thought leaders, change-makers, inspired citizens and their unlikely allies: the hackers, artists, policy makers, activists, corporate innovators and designers. Together they worked towards making positive change on key world issues. This year’s theme, “Future of Cities & Solutions Laboratory.” Learn more about what went on there...
UnLtd USA works as a launchpad at the city level to find, fund, and support promising entrepreneurs by building an ecosystem of support around them. Operating out of Impact Hub Austin, the organization draws its inspiration from UnLtd India and its greater network. First developed in the UK in 2003, the UnLtd approach has since been replicated and adapted in several other countries around the world. Appropriately enough, UnLtd USA’s founder, Zoe Schlag, was serving as an associate at UnLtd India when she was inspired to adapt its purpose and practice stateside. Learn more about their great work!