The Hub is a coworking, office, community, and event space that creates sustainable impact through collaboration and community empowerment.
George Yarbrough is a serial entrepreneur and consultant based out of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. He has diverse experience in building an organization and managing all aspects of programs including training and management of staff. George cofounded and provided business development for a boutique local wastewater design firm, Laulea Engineering. George also consulted for the Hawaiʻi Department of Health in numerous state exercises planning, exercise execution and plan drafting. George has worked with the Department of Defense (DOD) Pacific Command (PACOM) as a Global Health Analyst for the Center of Excellence (COE) now known as the Center for Excellence, where he worked closely with the different PACOM component commands in spearheading and producing public health initiatives globally. He also spent numerous years working in public health in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa implementing surgical missions and nurse education programs for Operation Smile Inc. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a focus on economic geography and a minor in economics.
Nam has been in technology for 38 years starting with his first computer: a Commodore VIC-20 with an audio cassette data drive. Nam is the founder of ShakaNet, a guest Internet service provider for most of the major airports and many hotels in Hawaii. While traveling the world with his family for 15 months, he utilized many coworking spaces and recognized the need for such spaces, with amazing Internet, in Hawaii. He returned looking for a coworking space to get involved with and became the Hub’s first angel investor. An entrepreneur at heart, Nam is passionate about helping other impact makers succeed. Nam is also a real estate investor.
Josh Rivera, Community Manager
Joshua Rivera is a marketing professional committed to helping local businesses and entrepreneurs. His responsibilities for the Hub include supporting our members and community, helping member engagement, event planning and coordination, and managing the Hub’s volunteer host team. He also serves as a Community Coordinator for Yelp Hawaii and freelances social media marketing. Prior to marketing, Joshua served 4 years in the U.S. Army as a Mobile Gun System Platoon Leader and Signal Corp Platoon Leader. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a focus on marketing.