Meaningful work in the new economy
We’re an internal
about meaningful jobs for
in the new economy.
We’re at the nexus:
You are here.
operating with a lean startup model — revenue first
here are some examples:
the new economy on the world’s sacred trails
We’ll pilot the idea on The Holy Family Trail in Egypt, connecting local communities with income opportunities through lodging and tourism.
Ideal tourism disruptor partners:
A nimble, hyper-local digital experience for pilgrimage trails— repeatable and scalable for every sacred journey around the world.
Netflix series: Angelina Jolie hikes the world’s sacred trails with her kids.
HYPERLOCAL business MEET TOURISM
It’s all about connecting local tourism with local business — both product and service. The keystone example: selling honey products from a local beekeeper in hotel gift shops and other high end tourist hubs.
Ideal tourism + small business service partners:
Digital component allows tourists to order more products online when they get home, and recommend products and services they discovered while traveling, easily to friends.
We’re shifting the paradigm on how local businesses make money, globally.
unleashing the new music economy, globally
A Global Digital DJ Collective curated by Jay Z hosts hyper local music festivals around the world. Live streaming + suggested playlists on Tidal enable a virtual global tour.
Ideal music + tech partner:
JayZ / Beyonce
A nimble, hyper-local app for music tourism, in collaboration with Tidal, repeatable and scalable for under-the-radar locations around the world.
Fast Company editorial series on Tidal breaking into untapped music markets.
All our work touches four key areas: projects, products, strategic partnerships, and thought leadership. Like different instruments, each one adds something to the performance of the symphony. The balance changes from movement to movement over time.
At hub360, projects are an important component of the incubator. Inside our petri dish of R&D, all our projects are in conversation with each other. Every project implemented to solve a problem inevitably raises a new problem to the surface— we view this as an important part of the process.
How it works:
look at a problem + its data
identify the team with the right expertise and qualitative experience
identify a high-potential solution, + pilot the project
identify problems to feed back into the hub for innovation
We our proposals because we choose projects carefully that have long term potential for innovation, incubation, product and partnership development.
So, we generate ideas in projects. People say, hey! We should sell this.
We send the ideas to the incubator for a quick market test following our lean start-up process to see if it’s viable, and figure out what it would take to go to market.
If we pursue it, we follow a process to develop it further to pilot it.
If it’s not viable, we throw it away (not nice phrasing) – meaning we don’t clutter up our minds with it anymore.
Our strategic partnerships take our vision and help it to go BIG. What do we mean by big? Tapping in to big infrastructure, big data, big impact, big reach. All to create meaningful work opportunities for women and youth globally. Our partnerships are joint ventures with shared risks, and shared rewards.
We innovate within thought leadership and what it can be
We create a platform where the people we serve can be thought leaders, globally.
We actively seek out high profile press to further the cause and reach our goal of jobs creation
We publish on internal and external platforms to share what we’ve done, what we are doing, and impact.
We share our ever expanding evidence base as we collect data and test our hypotheses – what’s working? What is resulting in meaningful jobs? What do we do next?
The Action Plan
Pie-in-the-sky intensive gathering with strategic and creative experts across industries
Identify new and emerging markets, and existing unmet needs
Innovate solutions that are efficient and agile
Select high potential activities to act on
Identify + secure partnerships with shared risk/reward mindset
Implement — Pilot selected projects
Agile teams in action on projects with a lean startup mindset
Strategic partners in place
Lean home team R&D and problem solving in real time