mpact Hub Hosts Global Entrepreneurship Week Event
Impact Hub Santa Barbara will be thinking global and acting local during its celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). The transformative weeklong event at Impact Hub SB presents a curated educational opportunity for local innovators looking to turn big “back-of-the-napkin” ideas into viable businesses.
“Not only will you have access to a diverse list of workshops, you will be able to collaborate and pitch your ideas to the most innovative mentors in the community,” said Breanna Chandler, Marketing and Events Manager, Impact Hub SB. “We are here to help you get connected and inspired to make a positive impact on our local and global communities.”
Designed as both a networking event and educational resource, GEW merges opportunities for professional development with a curated lineup of deep dive workshops in areas such as finance, marketing, and sales as well as invaluable exposure to community leaders. There are multiple networking opportunities with speakers during collaborative pitch parties and expos that ensure that individuals at any stage of the startup process, from idea to conception, get the support they seek. The overarching theme of GEW is to provide tools and expertise to position entrepreneurs to grow and succeed in business.
Through its involvement in Global Entrepreneurship Week, Impact Hub SB continues to create a community in which any entrepreneur tackling the world’s greatest problems can access the people and skills they need to start and scale their company.
SEED SPOT Launch Camp November 15 and 16
During GEW, Impact Hub will host SEEDSPOT’s 2-day Launch Camp, which immerses new entrepreneurs in education, training, and support to take their concepts from idea to businesses with impact. Throughout the program, entrepreneurs will have access to mentors, content experts, SEED SPOT’s curriculum, and a network of colleagues. The launch camp program culminates in an evening where the entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to the community, discuss potential roadblocks in their projects and receive invaluable constructive feedback. In true community spirit Impact Hub is rallying around our entrepreneurs and working with local sponsors to make scholarships available to all SEED SPOT participants. Space is limited to 20 entrepreneurs on Nov.15th and 16th, so apply today!
To register, visit SEED SPOT (https://seedspot.org/
Grand Opening Event November 17
To cap off Global Entrepreneurship Week Impact Hub is hosting their official Grand Opening Party on Nov. 17th, followed by an after-party being held at 1117 State St, Impact Hub Santa Barbara’s flagship location. The evening will begin with a 5 pm Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting and toast at our newest location on 1221 Chapala Street, complete with delicious food and drinks courtesy of our friends at Finch and Fork and Richard’s Tamales Togo. The State Street Soiree after-party will include amazing live music with Walker Lukens from Austin TX beginning at 6:30 pm, with drinks, dancing, a taco bar and more!
Go to our website to view a complete list of activities and purchase tickets. All proceeds from the event go to support Hurricane Harvey, so you can feel good knowing you are partying for a cause!
About Impact Hub Santa Barbara – Impact Hub Santa Barbara is a membership-based community. It provides a collaborative work environment and event space for entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals who are taking action to drive positive social and environmental change. More than just a space to convene, the Impact Hub provides curriculum and development opportunities. Groups can coordinate efforts and thrive under one roof as they instigate positive change within our community and abroad. Elegant and versatile, our space fosters collaboration and creativity for individuals, groups, and events. Led and managed by entrepreneurs, Impact Hub Santa Barbara will create deeper, richer community connections, and foster new initiatives for the next generation of leaders. For more information about the Impact Hub and its efforts to curb waste, visit impacthubsb.com, or call (805) 284-0078 to come experience a complimentary day at the coworking space.