10 Mar Impact Hub Austin
Q: What do you get when you combine one of Austin’s hottest and most mindful co-working spaces (Vuka) with a global network of “people, places and programs that inspire, connect and catalyze impact” (Impact Hub)?
Under the welcoming and watchful eyes of founders Brian Schoenbaum, Chelsea McCullough, Christina Mirando, Scott Collier and Steve Wanta, Impact Hub Austin hosted a grand opening party on Thursday March 10. Austin Mayor Steve Adler helped kick off the festivities remarking that Impact Hub Austin exemplifies all that makes Austin great; entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to social good, collaboration over isolation and of course, global cuisine, craft beer and custom DIY cocktails from locally sourced spirits. Even New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, recently commented to Adler that it must be nice to be at the helm of the nation’s hottest city.
And although this was a grand opening, there were many success stories that could already be shared by companies such as Well Aware and UnLtd USA who officed in the co-working space as it was formerly known as Vuka. Meaning “to awaken” in Zulu, Vuka had already attracted dedicated socially responsible business. By joining the global Impact Hub network, these companies now have access to over 84 offices scattered across the globe.
Our team is honored to have been a part of the brainstorming for this event. But most, we are thrilled they agreed to put a lucky horseshoe in each of the swag bags for the hundreds of attendees. Much like the companies and movements that will be launching out of Impact Hub Austin, horseshoes are uniquely shaped and one of a kind. Kudos team and welcome to the neighborhood, Impact Hub!