Who isn’t a social innovator?
How can we invite more people into the game?
How does the impact and reach of the Hub extend beyond its walls?
How can we influence local companies to move deeper than a siloed CSR department?
Humanosphere (KPLU program) could be used to broadcast notifications of events and activity at the Hub
If we all know each other well inside the Hub (i.e. members) we can help connect other Hub members to outside parties.
Hub member meetups before going to conferences like SXSW.
Intentional outreach to communities outside Seattle who don’t see themselves as innovators.
Partnerships: Hub members engage with BGI, Global WA, etc.
Topic Days with an expert host are open to the public
Events for connecting with the surrounding neighborhood (i.e. block parties)
How can the Hub have an effect on the neighborhood?
Leverage Ashoka Resources, Ashoka Fellows & Technology, etc.
Hub host TEDxSeattle
Innovative Event Formats – Unconferences; Unconventional gatherings to promote better info exchange; Story telling/film
Hub Ambassador Program - Do external speaking engagements
Bring in International Thought Leaders
Bring in marginalized communities for additional perspective
Create visual maps of projects/themes/efforts happening in the community in nearly ‘real time’
Hub Clubs- members connecting over hobbies.
How do we overcome the “freeze”? How do we bond socially?
Food-themed events: salad day, Weekly Waffle Wednesday, wine tasting, etc.
Food brings people together!
How can the Hub help solve Seattle’s passive-aggressive funk?
Have an awesome kitchen! Put the kitchen in the center!
Friday Happy hours
Having organizational talent and project managers on call in the space.
Weekly update meetings, “all-school assembly” for members
Loose talent available in the hub-- it increases opportunities for impact when we work together.
Connect people by professional skills & hobbies
Teams and Teaming Opportunities for freelancers & independents.
Roving interns who can work on any Hub member’s project
The Hub as a place for recruiters to scout talent
How can The Hub help redundant organizations merge?
A pooled investment or funding model to encourage orgs to collaborate. Tie our successes together.
How can the space be designed to encourage serendipitous connections and valuable coincidences?
Share success stories that resulted from Hub Collaboration: blog, film, art.
Make very tangible what the Hub has produced, what has resulted from the connections within the hub. This will attract the next leve/ the outer network of supporters.
Documentation and Storytelling
Talk about SNL
Local Media: Pirate Hub radio; Reality TV show
Crowdfund Collaborative multi-media projects to be given to the world!
“Speed dating” among members
Employ a mediator
Skills/Needs info from members visible in public, like a marketplace.
“Who is in the Hub now” board to display profiles of members currently in the room.
Bring in existing expert facilitators and encourage people to use their services.
Twitter #hashtags for members
Facilitating Regional Visioning
Look at infrastructure for social networking inside of innovative (mostly European) corporate HQ’s (e.g. TetraPak in Sweden)
Members-only Foursquare channel so members can see where each other are around Seattle.
Technology-enabled connecting: WiserEarth, Basecamp, Social media
Encouraging spontaneous encounters
Bridge the Gap between Techies and non-techies. Make space for both to shine.
Hosting tough conversations.
Activities giving members ownership over what happens
Topic Days -> resident expert host
Host shared interest nights.
The Hub as neutral zone – the Switzerland of social innovation-
What makes people come alive? Lets connect around that.
Classes- members could sit in on classes at Universities, and students from the university could attend Hub events
Bookshelf with books organized by topic so people with similar interests bump into each other
Hub Challenges! Social gaming applied to real-world action. Like geocaching times social innovation., Hub competitions around challenges and ideas
Parallel Culture infiltrate Larger Culture
How can Introverted Intellectuals come out of their shell and share their genius?
A friendly environment: a garden for attracting birds and bees
Share - What’s working and what’s not; What you’ve seen, found, experienced (Regularly/monthly/quality)
Learning between Hub Network: Involve other Hubs: Virtual screen with live feed to all other locations; Shared Sky drive; Intranet (best practices)
Synergy Map - scan, map and connect all the emerging innovations happening across all the sectors; Wall map of cool things going on in Seattle, and in the world
IPads in cafe, community areas, preloaded wit stories of Hub members
Connect with writers - ask them to write/share success stories and failure stories of work happening at the Hub, "Failure Story of the Month" - fail sooner, succeed sooner, Idea of the Month. Attract investors, attract partners, Failure of the Mentor Club - Sharing failures and successes
Member bios - FB, What do you love?
Polaroid ID wall of members, map with visuals
Member orientation days
Desk Tent (physical and electronic), My experience, What I’m working on, Unmet needs, Etc.
Hub profiles (personal/member profiles)
Profiles of Hub members to know what knowledge is in the room (collective intelligence visualization)
Online Forums: Crowd-source social enterprise info
Hosted small projects bringing likely collaborators together – toward serendipity
Facilitate Interactions: Member orientation; provide support to new/young entrepreneurs
Community sharing platform/board: What is something new you learned this week? (ideas, social businesses, individuals, etc.)
Organized lunchtime walks
Conversation treadmills in the conference rooms. Everyone facing each other in dialogue, New node
Shared interests nights
Full kitchen, Cafe, Food!!!, Potlucks, Brown Bag lunches, Free beverages, Hub Pub
Plants, garden, on-site produce, access to outdoors space
Hot tub, massage therapist
Gym and basic equipment
Art work, Local light installations
Good natural lighting
Lots of electrical outlets
White boards, white board walls, lots of white boards, like IDEO's idea room
Materials for creative idea generation & rapid prototyping - craft supplies, duct tape.
Bulletin boards, Community Questions board: post Q or challenges you are facing in a public space and get community feedback, Problems for Solving - can help address tangible needs and allow people to show off what they can do
Lockers, rentable storage space
Lockers for small start-ups, closed office space for larger orgs
Mixed use areas, Private areas, Small mtg spaces that can be turned into larger room, Conference room that can be easily reconfigured, Hot desks between quiet "library" zone and collaboration zone, Play space, relational space
Modular furniture, Chairs & tables w/ wheels
Tech equipment and support, Multiple projectors, Mobile screens, Digital cameras, Small studio w/ green screen, iPads in the cafe/community space (preloaded w/ stories about Hub members)
Space for: 2-3 intimate spaces, 4-8 personal, 12-20 social not public
Diverse membership, Diversity of age, gender, race, political, Scholarships?
Expert office hours. On-site consultation and support, Legal, legal help, Accounting, CPA, Graphic facilitation, Visual representation, Hosting, Team presentation, Design, Writing, Impact assessment specialists, Admin help, Integrated start-up support from programs and orgs through the city into a streamlines
Specialist "pools" - potential board members, advisors, interns, designers, etc.
Set office hours for collaboration - post your expertise to your profile & people can visit you
Labor hour exchange (barter skills or $$)
Incentivize structures: ensure that those who have the most resources & least time are properly incentivized to offer those valued resources (trade-able credits, etc), Service trade incentives: "I have a skill" "I have a need"
Space for youth, add vibrancy, Mentor program, GSEC, Youth Force: subsidiary of Boy and Girls Club, works to provide internships for "at risk" youth in the Seattle Business community, Generation Waking Up - youth culture
Donors, VCs, investors in-residence
$$ Money Trees $$
Social responsibility: planned community reinvestment for neighborhood location, HUB giving campaign
Trust: how might we protect/respect ideas so that people are willing to share and collaborate? Creating a col
Design resource sharing into the architecture - hard baked in, not added on
Visual: who's here?
Build an IDEO-type design lab
For the architects: mentor and new talent = best solution (AIA, UofW)
HUB design project: list minimum specs, open to competition, presentation to funding community, AIA partnership, public space planners
Integrate natural scapes, art (+/-)
Architect Students? Hub Space: collaborative competition for designing Hubspace - Mentor & Student architect for design
Private space vs. social space, intimate, personal and collaborative spaces; Space where people can be loud; put water and kitchen far from quiet offices
Promote ‘buzz’ in the room and also provide meeting room privacy