AfriLabs, iceHubs Global and Impact Hub will be co-hosting a Hub in a Box Sustainability Workshop for innovation spaces to crowdsource the best of what we know about revenue generation across different funding streams and types of spaces/hubs. Because it is so critical to tap the knowledge of experienced practitioners, we will select participants via an in-depth application process.
What are we aiming for? We know that innovation spaces must thrive financially in order to deliver the best support possible to the entrepreneurial communities they serve, but the road to sustainability is difficult. Nonetheless, we believe the answers we seek are amongst us, being unearthed daily by committed, experienced practitioners like you. What we need is an effective, efficient way to aggregate, distill, and share this knowledge, which is what we aim to do through this workshop. More importantly, we need people who truly believe that our community of spaces will succeed by collaborating and building together. We all get better and do better if we combine our collective knowledge. But we can’t get there unless you make the commitment to share your triumphs, never agains, and out of the box ideas.
Hub in a Box a.k.a. “the sustainability workshop” will be an intense, 3.5 day day exercise to crowdsource the best of what we know about revenue generation across different funding streams and types of spaces. Selected applicants will be assigned to four revenue model tracks – community, products and services, space rental, and incubation – that best reflect their areas of expertise. Each track will then be focused on identifying challenges and creating solutions in each topic area before insights are brought together and shared with the hub ecosystem. Each mini brain trust will then be focused on identifying challenges and creating solutions in each topic area before we bring our insights together.