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.

Why Impact Investments are the Path Forward

Why Impact Investments are the Path Forward

Aligning your investments with your values doesn’t mean you won’t make a profit.

Impact investments are investments made into organizations, companies, and funds that seek to have a measurable, positive social impact.

"College wasn’t created for people with jobs"

"College wasn’t created for people with jobs"

It’s no surprise to anyone that our country’s current college education system doesn’t serve the students who need it most. There are several obstacles that prevent Americans from pursuing higher education, from the exceedingly high price tag of a bachelor’s degree to the inhospitable classroom structure for those who work or have other obligations. For many, life simply doesn’t allow for a traditional college pathway.

Checking In With the Workforce Development Accelerator

Checking In With the Workforce Development Accelerator

Every Wednesday, the cohort meets to discuss their solutions for improving Austin’s workforce crisis: namely, by bridging the gap between underrepresented groups and the underemployed to available opportunities and middle-skill jobs in the Austin area.