How to Pack Better Work Lunches

How to Pack Better Work Lunches

It’s not uncommon to see Impact Hubbers shoveling sauerkraut (hey, natural probiotics!), chowing down on salmon (the protein!), or devouring kale (oh, the vitamins!) at lunchtime. We tend to be a pretty healthy coworking bunch. But, hey, there’s always room for improvement, right? Plus, if you’re used to preparing your meals with the same ingredients, over and over again, it’s easy to get stuck in a boring lunch rut—as we all know, there are only so many days in a row that one can eat quinoa salad or stir-fry without wanting to angrily throw one’s Tupperware container across the room.

A Conversation with Well Aware

A Conversation with Well Aware

Well Aware is a nonprofit that provides sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa, with headquarters here at Impact Hub Austin. We recently spoke with Kareece Sacco, Director of Operations, to discuss Well Aware’s mission, what the organization is up to this year, and how people can get involved.

Innovation for a Better Austin: Growing a Stronger Workforce

Innovation for a Better Austin: Growing a Stronger Workforce

This month, Danielle Skidmore, who’s running for the Austin City Council’s District 9 spot, will be moderating a series of conversations to address solutions to city-wide challenges posed by population growth, climate change, and the changing workforce. The four-part series, deemed “Innovation for a Better Austin”, will include panelists from a variety of industries, including tech, workforce development, education, and other community-focused endeavors.

These conversations directly align with Skidmore’s campaign platform, which is “accessibility, mobility, sustainability, and equity”. A civil engineer and board member of Austin’s LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission, Skidmore has been a staunch advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights for years. If she wins District 9 this November, she will also become the first openly transgender person in Austin to serve on the City Council.

How Meditation Can Improve Your Business

How Meditation Can Improve Your Business

When you run a business or work for yourself, your mind is basically your most valuable asset, which means it’s pretty darn important to keep it in good shape. Meditation is one of the best tools we have for combatting stress and uncertainty, and staying sane in the face of all those things we can’t control—which, let’s be real, can seem overwhelming at times.

Equity and Inclusion as a Lens - Not a Separate Issue

Equity and Inclusion as a Lens - Not a Separate Issue

Oftentimes optics are the first metric organizations use to measure how well they are addressing equity and inclusion. While that is an important metric, it should not be our only focus.

At Impact Hub Austin it is our desire to not isolate the issue of equity and inclusion as a separate challenge. Issues of inclusion and equity are most thoughtfully and strategically addressed in context.  For example, “How does affordability in housing and transit affect communities of color uniquely?”

Austin Staycation for the Busy Entrepreneur

Austin Staycation for the Busy Entrepreneur

The Austin Staycation, which, in addition to being a great way to just chill out, is also a fantastic excuse to be a tourist in your city. These are our four favorite hotels in town to get your staycation on.

4 Reasons Why Coworking Keeps Us Creative

4 Reasons Why Coworking Keeps Us Creative

74 percent of coworkers reported that they became more productive after joining a coworking space, over two-thirds felt more creative, and a third experienced an increase in income.

Impact Hub tackles Austin’s affordability issues

Impact Hub tackles Austin’s affordability issues

Impact Hub Austin is dedicated to solving our city’s biggest challenges, which include soaring housing and transit costs, widespread income inequality, and unemployment. Our accelerator programs provide a unique way to bring like-minded people together who want to address important issues, connect with subject matter experts and mentors, and make a meaningful impact on the community at large.