What is the Superpower Academy at the Hub?
Superpower Academy at the Hub is a collaboration between the Hub, a coworking space and Superpower Academy. The purpose of this program is to have an educational and fun summer camp for children while their parents take advantage of the professional work space at the Hub. The camp will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is a flexible hands-on summer program for children and parents can take advantage of a professional work space to focus on their work. The camp curriculum is used by elementary teachers and combines STEM with social and emotional learning. Again, this camp is to help working parents with a flexible, educational and fun child care solution for their keiki now. All superpowers will be taught by Alicia Donnelly, a current Kindergarten teacher at Kamiol’iki Elementary. This program is compliant with Hawaii Department of Human Services Guidelines. Learn more about Superpower Academy at www.superpoweracademy.org.
How does it work?
The purpose of this program is to have an educational and fun summer camp for children while their parents take advantage of the professional work space at the Hub. Drop off and pick up anytime Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9am – 2 pm. The program is first come first serve with a limit of 10 keiki per day. Parents can purchase day passes for flexibility around their schedule. Parents can also purchase a package of 5 days for a discount and select what days they want to have their keiki attend. Flexibility is offered based on your working schedule. While you get your working hours in at the Hub, your keiki are engaged in friendly activities.
Upon registration or drop-off parents will have to sign a waiver & image release form.
Can you tell me more about the curriculum?
- Fun STEM projects help kids build proven skills for lifelong success
- Comics and stories of real heroes gets kids READING!
- Hidden messages and other surprises make learning fun
- Kinds learn lessons about emotions, empathy and making good choices
- Kids earn Superpowers as they learn real powers
How do I reserve a spot for my keiki?
Purchase a spot through this link here: Eventbrite Link
If you want to buy a 5 day-pack for your keiki please contact the Hub team for the discount code!
When does it start and how long does it go for?
The camp is now starting on July 1 , 2020 and runs until July 31, 2020. Drop off and pick up anytime Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9am – 2 pm. Parents can choose day passes for added flexibility or multi day packs. Each week will have a theme and the Superpower Academy lessons will happen from 9:30am-11am. If it is a success we may keep it going beyond July 31!
Who is this for?
Keiki from Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Parents need to be working at the Hub while their children are at the camp. Parents can be members or purchase a day pass at the Hub.
How much is it and how do I pay?
Flexible day passes are $50 per day. A five day package is discounted at $225. At this moment we are taking credit card and debit card purchases on site at the Host desk. We will be working on a way shortly to purchase online. Check back at this site for updates!
What about snacks and meals?
The program will provide small snacks however parents are responsible for bringing lunch for their keiki.
Please check back on this page because there will be updates!
*Updates to this blog will be typed in RED. This post was last updated 4/16/20
The Impact Hub Honolulu team has been working hard to comb through the fury of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, grants and unemployment insurance opportunities for small businesses, independent contractors, non profits, and self employed during this COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has helped push monies for the small businesses and individuals who are furloughed or unemployed.
Below are summaries and links of: 1) SBA Grants and Loans for COVID-19, 2) Unemployment Insurance Options, 3) Employee Retention Payroll Tax Credit and 4) Payroll Tax Deferral for Employers
1.SBA GRANTS AND LOANS FOR COVID-19
- If you are a small business and looking to furlough or layoff employees completely so they can receive unemployment insurance and save on payroll costs, weigh the option of maintaining them on payroll in order to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) described in the table below.
- All individuals, small businesses, non profits, self employed and sole proprietors can apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) HERE and receive $10,000 within days. Update 4/16/20: SBA is giving a grant of $1,000 per employee to each small business up to $10,000. These funds can be used for payroll, rent, utilities and mortgage payments.
- The SBA has a Google Folder that is open to the public HERE.
- EIDL Loan Update: If you applied before March 30 and haven’t received a loan number, follow up with SBA by calling the info line at 1-800-659-2955. (4/6/20)
- Typically SBA EIDL respond within 3 days, Expect delays (4/6/20)
2. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR ALL
The CARES Act allows the Department of Labor support the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program with additional compensation. Remember, that if you are a small businesses with employees you will need to rehire them to maintain your average number for payroll in order to receive the PPP grant listed in the table above.
- UI has been expanded its eligibility for Hawai’i residents. In other words, more people can receive UI than before.
- Residents receive an additional $600 per week on top of what they would get for UI payments until July 31, 2020
- UI benefits have been expanded for a longer duration of 39 weeks
UI Updates from Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (PDF Version HERE)
3. Employee Retention Payroll Tax Credit
The CARES Act created a tax credit that applies to small businesses as another option for those that do NOT participate in the PPP as mentioned above and keep their employees on payroll.
- For employers with 100 or fewer full-time employees, they may claim a credit for wages paid to all of their employees, up to $10,000 a person.
- Employers are eligible if they have been fully or partially suspended as a result of a government order (such as mayor and governor orders to stay at home), or if they experience a 50 percent reduction in quarterly receipts as a result of the crisis.
- The credit can be claimed against the business or non-profit’s quarterly payroll tax liability and is fully refundable to the extent of excess.
4. PAYROLL TAX DEFERRAL FOR EMPLOYERS
CARES Act allows for employers to defer, or not pay payroll taxes for the rest of calendar year 2020, and have them pay later when things are “up & running” again. Employers will have to pay in 2 equal payments: at the end of 2021 and the end of 2022.
- You cannot participate in this deferral if you receive a SBA PPP loan and or grant as mentioned above.
DETAILED SUMMARIES DONE BY OTHERS (Updated 4/9/20)
Aloha Impact Hub Honolulu members. We want to share with our community some preventative actions that we are taking in light of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease that is in the news.
The amazing Work Now Hawaii team who manages the custodial services for Impact Hub Honolulu has shared with us what they are already doing and what additional measures they will be adding.
- Bathroom fixtures and floors, the kitchen tables and counters, and the common area tables throughout the Hub are cleaned and sanitized daily using Virex 256, a hospital grade disinfectant.
- Ensure that the hand soap in the dispensers are always stocked for hand washing.
- Added wiping down all front door and meeting room door knobs, and refrigerator handles to the disinfectant wipe down regiment.
- Added a hand sanitizer station at the front desk. We will add more stations when we can get our hands on more.
- STAY home if you feel ill.
- WASH your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 sec, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- COVER your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- AVOID social contact for 14 days if you have traveled to mainland China to monitor your health.
- GET your flu shot.
Here are some good links to learn more about COVID-19
By George Yarbrough
We asked you to invest in us… and you did!
We asked you to share with your friends… and you did!
We asked you to come to our events… and you did!
And for all of your support, our whole team says THANK YOU.
Our Wefunder campaign is now officially closed, and we are SO happy with the amount of time, energy, and money you invested in us.
Over our three month Wefunder investment campaign, we raised$172,354, which will be utilized for the final buildout of our new Hawaii Kai location, slated to open in March 2019.
Our overall goal for both of our locations (and anything we build in the future) is to help you do what you do best, and to support our growing network of entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. Thank you for being a part of it! You can still see the campaign details here if you want to learn more about why we chose Wefunder or about their innovative investment model.
By George Yarbrough
We are so excited to be a part of the #startupparadise that is Hawaii. We share a vision with many accelerators, businesses, organizations, and individuals to expand business opportunities here in the islands, and beyond.
One such visionary, whom we are proud to call a friend and a partner, is Meli James. She’s the President of the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association and the Founder of Mana Up, an accelerator for packaged goods and brands in Hawaii. She’s a leader in the business community here in Honolulu, and she had some awesome thoughts to share during a recent conversation at her offices in Honolulu.
Meli understands that connecting Hawaii’s business leaders at locations like Impact Hub HNL is vital to the growth of our startup ecosystem, and is helpful to connect entrepreneurs with each other. Along with alternative workspaces, she’s excited to see the type of investment campaign we’re running. She says these different types of investment – beyond the traditional bank loan or angel investors– can create a lot more opportunity in the islands.
Take a peek at the video below to learn more about her thoughts!