Our story begins in 2015, when a group of changemakers from across the Waikato region found themselves wondering whether there was a better way of doing business.
Convinced that profitability didn’t have to be the sole purpose of business, these entrepreneurs soon found themselves unified by a desire to disrupt the status quo, and a vision to close the gap between profit and impact.
But, there wasn’t a central place where they could catalyse their efforts, and collaborate with like-minded others to generate the change that they knew was possible.
After some research they found the Impact Hub network and went abroad to learn more about it. The synergies were immediately evident. Impact Hub had been founded in London 10 years earlier, when a group of students found themselves wondering ‘what if people striving for a change, who work towards such change in the isolation of their homes, could have a shared space where they could meet, connect and collaborate?’
All over the globe, Impact Hubs were bringing together changemakers through shared workspaces, hosting events to advance ideas, and connecting unlikely allies to create tangible solutions to pressing issues.
It was clear that this was exactly what the Waikato region needed.