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The HUB

The HUB is an ecosystem of collaborative work spaces inspiring and supporting imaginative and enterprising initiatives for a radically better world. There are about 35 HUBs around the globe where entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and expertise areas get together to share and inspire each other.*

The HUB is also a global community of people from every profession, background and culture working at ‘new frontiers’ to tackle the world’s most pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges. The common values and concerns that HUB Members share are those regarding the social, economical and environmental impact of any business activity, having the goal of adding positive value to society, and at a larger scale, to the world, through their activity. The HUB is a laboratory for social innovation and a natural complement to the Internet. As a living laboratory, the HUB is testing in practice ICT enables knowledge workers to work, create and collaborate everywhere. Innovators thriving on virtual collaboration in a world of ubiquitous network connectivity still need physical spaces and communities such as the HUB.*

Key Team Members

Alberto Masetti-Zannini is social innovation and social entrepreneurship expert and practitioner. He is the director and founder of HUB Milan, Italy’s first centre for social innovation. After working for over 10 years in some of the world’s largest NGOs and with leading networks for civil society action, he embraced the field of social innovation and social entrepreneurship, and has been promoting it in Italy, the UK and across the world since. He is currently also Co-Host, alongside Tatiana Glad, of the HUB Network’s EU Cluster. Alberto holds a BA Hons from Bologna University and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. An Italian citizen, he lives between London and Milan.*

 

Tatiana Glad, co-founder and director of HUB Amsterdam, is a social entrepreneur, sustainability practitioner and change strategist. She works across sectors and cultures to develop life-affirming and resilient leadership for whole systems innovation. She is passionate about systemic change, sustainability, enabling start-up initiatives, creating synergies, good questions and meaningful conversations. Currently based in The Netherlands, she holds degrees from the University of Bath, UK and McGill University, Canada.*

 

Lorna Stokes is a writer, entrepreneur and the manager of HUB Brussels where she facilitates collaboration, connections and exchanges between entrepreneurs with innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives for a better world. Passionate about the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in today’s society, she also develops workshops with students hoping to engage and inspire the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Originally from the UK, she
studied at both the University of Bath & HEC Montreal.*

Official website: the-hub.net