“Do Well” is the first part or our motto “Do Well, Do Good.” While “Do Good” is our guiding light, we recognize that this is difficult when you are worried about rent, food and personal security and sustainability.
Our approach is to help everyone “Do Well”, so that they have the resources, time, and mental capacity to “Do Good.”
We focus our efforts to support educators, students, and policymakers and empower the community with a range of business and personal educational opportunities.
Some of the things we work on for business success:
- Hawai’i Freelancer Network was started by one of our members and continues on with free, monthly Freelancer & Entrepreneur events to help support small businesses with a wide variety of topics such as taxes, legal issues, to things such as “How much should I charge for my time?”
- Women’s Personal Finance Workgroup was stated at the Hub in 2018 and hosts free, bi-monthly Women’s Finance event, to educate and empower women to learn more about business & personal finance
- SIIP Hawai’i – The Hub Coworking Hawai’i (the Hub) and Teach For America Hawai’i (TFA) are partnering on Social Impact Incubator Program (SIIP) – a program that will develop the whole entrepreneur for a sustainable Hawai’i. The SIIP program is a 5 month cohort based experience. Participants will build strong relationships with each other and local innovators, dive deep on technical skill sets that have been developed and used by local successful businesses and other programs, access seed funding, and engage in meaningful one to one mentorship for a curated and individualized support.
- Atmosphere is a collaboration between Hub Coworking Hawaii, Waiwai Collective, and Box Jelly to educate, connect and support newcoming professionals in Hawai’i through exploring the space between the earth and the heavens. The goal is to help create a successful transition to Hawai’i.
- Wellness Wednesdays help our community nurture their bodies and soul to help develop the whole entrepreneur.
- Our Own Social Network – We developed our own social network to help facilitate sharing, collaboration, networking, and education without the noise and distractions and algorithms of other social networks.
Here are some things we do for education:
- Keiki Marketplace is our annual event, which supports over 25 student entrepreneurs to develop sustainable businesses with social impact in mind. Our hope is to plant the seed of entrepreneurship in the minds of our future business leaders.
- ImpactSCHOLARS – We started the ImpactSCHOLAR program in an effort to support local university and college students. We offer 5 unlimited memberships to every accredited college program in the state annually – that’s over $75,000/year in scholarships to grow entrepreneurship here in the islands. It is an opportunity for student to work along side businesses of Hawaii and for our members to also learn from our Student Entrepreneurs. As we grow, we look forward to having students on neighboring islands and other communities join us in impact.
- DreamHouse – When Alex Teece came to us and shared his vision of a new charter school in Ewa Beach he also had an ask for a place to incubate his new school. We gladly opened up our doors to him and welcomed him to utilize our resources to help him build his DreamHouse.
- Education policy events: we provide space free of charge for educators, parents, students, and administrators to discuss education policy that improves public education. We have hosted Hope Street Group, Teach For America Hawai’i, Hawai’i KidsCAN, and a new group of inspiring educators who support each other in writing real stories about education in Hawaii, WRITE with #Educate808
In these ways and many others, we demonstrate our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, and as a company we hope to inspire other individuals and organizations to continue to do well, and do good in our community. This mission of helping businesses do well and do good, will continue to guide our programming and offerings, and we look forward to growing our impact together.