The Impact Hub team is so excited to announce the launch our crowdsourced debt investment campaign! You can see our campaign LIVE on WeFunder right now.
This campaign will allow anyone and everyone to invest into the coworking and community space that they love. The funds will primarily be used for our rapid expansion plans: we are growing beyond our Kaka’ako location to new locations on Oahu and eventually, to the neighbor islands – with a goal of 11 new Impact Hubs in the coming years. To get us started, we’ve just signed a lease on a new location in Hawaii Kai, with a tentative opening date of December 2019!
What’s Crowdsourced Investing?
Crowdsourced investing is a unique type of investment opportunity that allows non-accredited investors (ie: those without millions in their bank accounts) to invest in companies and teams that they love and want to help scale up.
Impact Hub Honolulu is running this type of campaign because it gives us a great opportunity to continue to build our network (in Hawaii and beyond) with a foundation of people and organizations that fully believe in our vision for a more interconnected Hawaii.
This type of crowdfunding allows investors to support us with any amount (our minimum is a $100 investment), and receive a return on the investment as we grow. Invested funds go right into the expansion of our network, helping to benefit our growing network and support our #StartupParadise.
Why are We Raising Funds?
We’ve had a busy few years. We started as the ProtoHub in 2014, and then we needed to expand beyond those walls. We were incubated at Sultan Ventures while we waited for our dream location at 1050 Queen Street – which is where we’re based currently. We opened our doors at this location in August of 2017 and have been moving along smoothly since then: we reached our membership goals a full quarter ahead of schedule, and we see a clear need to continue expansion and solidify our place as the leading coworking, community space and managed office provider in Hawaii.
As our Founding team wrote on our WeFunder page, “A diversified and collaborative future economy for Hawaii will provide more opportunities for success. We are helping to build this new world where we see everyone do well while doing good. Together, we can make Hawaii and the world a better place.”
How you Can Help Support Impact Hub HNL?
We have had many awesome community partnerships to help get us where we are today: the State of Hawaii gave us a generous Grant-in-Aid to help us get started in our current location, and the support we received over the years from our multiple Impact Partners has been invaluable to our success within the Hawaii innovation ecosystem.
Hosting a crowdfunding campaign allows our members, friends, and family to help support us, too. If investing isn’t in your budget at the moment, we’d be grateful for Facebook shares, likes, and tweets to friends and followers that would be interested in seeing us grow. Thank you for being a part of this with us!