We offer a weekly orientation (aka “Hub Hacks”) for 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!
Hub Hacks orientations are held every Tuesday from 3:30pm – 4:15pm. 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.
All are welcome - lunch is $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
LUNCH + LEARNS
Lunch + Learns are brown bag skill-building clinics over the lunch hour, not sales pitches. Lunch + Learns are every Wednesday, 12pm-1pm, with an average audience of 15-25 Hub members and non-members. Your presentation will be featured on our events calendar, and promoted through our internal member communications and a partnership with The Evergrey; you’re encouraged to promote the event in your networks, as well. These are a great opportunity to find a new audience, or figure out what interests our community for a potential series or longer event.
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 scheduling for 2019. 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.
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.
Each host commits nine 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 a 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.