Hub Berkeley Weekly Roll-Up: All for One and One for All

All joking and faux rivalries aside, it’s time for Hub Berkeley and Hub SoMa to bury the proverbial hatchet and recognize that we all play for the same team.  This week we have a chance to literally do just that and cross the most formidable border of the Bay Area–the intimidating and fortress-like Bay Bridge–to recognize our common humanity.

First, as you may have heard, the Hub is competing with Net Impact to see whose members do the most good.  Thanks to Hub member Lloyd Nimitz’s platform Blitz Bazaar, Hub members can log all their good deeds online, receive points for them, and compete with Net Impact members doing the same.  We need your help to prove that Hub members do more good than anybody else.  Join the fun here.

If the threat of being defeated by an outside force doesn’t solidify your bond with fellow Hubsters across the Bay, then perhaps drinking and cavorting with them will.  This Thursday Hub SoMa is hosting our second monthly Member Mixer (!), where you can meet fellow Hub members, hear what they’re up to, and generally be inspire-gized by their amazingness (thanks to CoFed for the new vocabulary word).  Sign up here (password for members to register is JulyHubMixer).

If you don’t mix well with SoMa Hub members for other reasons, you might want to check out Mark Baril’s office hours on managing change and conflict this Thursday.  (And on a completely unrelated note, I also suggest you check out the Business Model Bar Camp happening this Wednesday with Alex Osterwalder, author of Business Model Generation.  And next Tuesday we’re hosting Hub Fast Pitch, a chance for 4 members to hone their pitches and get feedback from a small group of investors and Hub members.  Write if you’re interested in pitching or just join us at noon in the Hubble to observe.)

I think I’ve mentioned before that I didn’t used to be one for team spirit.  But when you’re on a team as awesome as the Hub, well, you have to make some exceptions.

Upcoming Events*

*Hub produced events in Red; Member produced events in Gray.

The Hub Berkeley Short List
Sexy Salad, July 28
Fundraising Office Hours with Wes Selke, July 28

Business Model Bar Camp, July 28
Managing Change and Conflict – Office Hours with Mark Batson Baril, July 29
[HubSoMa] Member Mixer!, July 29
Wine Down, July 30
Hub Fast Pitch, August 3
Sexy Salad, August 4
Wine Down, August 6

This Week

Sexy Salad

Wednesday, July 28, 12pm-1pm, Hubble Meeting Room, Hub Berkeley

(Open to the Public)  Sexy Salad is officially a Hub tradition every Wednesday!  Join us this Wednesday to relax, eat, chat, and get to know other amazing Hub members–entrepreneurs, freelancers, academics, funders, leaders, movers and shakers working for good.   We’re now inviting potential members to join us for some salad and check out what the Hub community is all about.

Participation is easy: just show up, bring an ingredient, and learn how tasty collaboration can be.  Need ideas?  How about spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, almonds, apples, or your favorite salad dressing.  Bring bread or spread or pasta or potato salad.  Bring something you cooked and prepped or bought at the market on the way to work.  Most importantly, bring yourself!  Your mission: to prove that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.  And best of all, no need to RSVP!

Fundraising Office Hours with Wes Selke

Wednesday, July 28, 2pm-3:30pm, Hub Berkeley

(Members Only) Come meet with Wes Selke, Investment Manager of Good Capital, one-on-one and ask questions about how to raise capital for a social venture.  Sign up for a spot here.  (No drop-ins.)

Business Model Bar Camp

Wednesday, July 28, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Hub Berkeley

(Open to the Public) A Business Model Camp is a free, participant-directed gathering to collaborate and converse on participant-selected topics related to business models.  RSVP here.

Special Guest
Alex Osterwalder, author of Business Model Generation, is in the Bay Area for a short time. Alex will give a short talk on Business Models at the beginning of the Camp and join us for deep-dive discussions.

Proposed Topics

  • Business Model Design
  • Business Model Creation
  • Business Model Introduction
  • Business Model “Lock In” and Fear of “Cannibalization”
  • Design + Visualization Tools for Business Models

Managing Change and Conflict – Office Hours with Mark Batson Baril

Thursday, July 29, 1:30pm-5:30pm, Hub Berkeley

(Members Only) Join conflict manager, facilitator, and mediator Mark Baril at Hub Berkeley for office hours that center on Managing Change and Conflicts in your business.

Having conflicts and managing change in your organization is normal and potentially very healthy when handled well. Some typical conflicts stem from; partnerships issues; personality conflicts; differing ideas on new directions; money issues; vendor contract issues; design and interpretation conflicts; team building; communication styles; combining cultures; ethical issues; and new business strain issues of many types.  Join Mark for private, confidential, and complimentary office hours that center on you, your organization, and a situation of your choosing. Through a proven process of asking the right questions and helping you explore your own answers, new ideas and directions are born.

Please RSVP for a specific time. Walk-ins are welcome if you have a flexible schedule.

Wine Down

Friday, July 30, 4:00pm, Hub Berkeley

(Members Only) Wine down is back!  Come work out of the Hub on Fridays then join us for an informal social hour (or however much you can spare) to decompress after a productive week, chat with other members, and transition to the weekend.  We’ll provide a bottle of wine, but feel free to bring more if you’re so moved.

Next Week:

Sexy Salad

Wednesday, August 4, 12pm-1pm, Hubble Meeting Room, Hub Berkeley

(Open to the Public)  See description above.

Hub Fast Pitch

Tuesday, August 3, 12pm-1pm, Hubble Meeting Room

(Open to the public)  Calling all social entrepreneurs!  Are you looking for an opportunity to work on your presentation skills and hone your elevator pitch?  Would you like to hear more about the work of Hub members and others in the Bay Area?  If so, please join us for the kick off of a new lunch series called Hub Fast Pitch.

During these one hour lunch sessions, four social entrepreneurs will be invited to pitch their ideas to a small audience of Hub members and guests, and then receive helpful feedback.  Think of this as a “dress rehearsal” to hone your skills before presenting to actual investors.

The sessions will be facilitated by folks with both for-profit and non-profit funding experience, and all types of organizations are encouraged to participate.  Time is limited to four pitches per session, so we will schedule these on a first come, first serve basis.

Moving forward, we will have bi-weekly sessions alternating between Hub location, so stay tuned for upcoming dates.  If you’re interested in participating in Hub Fast Pitch, please email Wes Selke and Calgary Brown at wes and calgary .

Wine Down

Friday, August 6, 4:00pm, Hub Berkeley

(Members and Invited Guests Only)  See description above.

Hub SoMa Events
[HubSoMa] Waffle Bash, July 26
[Hub SoMa] Brown Bag with SF Emerging Arts Professionals, July 26
[Hub SoMa] Sexy Salad Wednesday @ Hub SoMa!, July 28

[Hub SoMa] Bay Area Green Business Meet Up, July 28
[Hub SoMa] Denia Dance Presents…A Symposium with Jayne Persch: On Dance in North America and Europe in the 21st Century – the Changing Landscape of Dance, July 28
[Hub SoMa] Triple Pundit Office hours, July 29
[Hub SoMa] Member Mixer!, July 29

[Hub SoMa] Brown Bag Lunch Eschewing Apocalypse: Investing for a future you choose, July 30
[HubSoMa] Wine Down, July 30
[Hub SoMa] Waffle Bash!, August 2

[Hub SoMa] 2010 Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy, August 3
[HubSoMa] Anu Menon- Ethical Marketing Guidelines for Gender Equality Brown Bag (+ Sexy Salad), August 4
[Hub SoMa] Peoplewearsf Event, August 4
[HubSoMa] Office Hours with Hanson Bridgett, August 5
[Hub SoMa] Wine Down, August 6

[Hub SoMa] Member Mixer!

Thursday, July 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Hub SoMa

(Members Only) Hub Bay Area is organizing a monthly mixer for members to meet one another, catch up with each other, and generally bask in the amazingness that is the Hub community.  We’ll have some spare wine to get the evening off to a good start, but please bring some drinks to share!

We encourage members to share to the larger group what their up to, so if you’d like 5 mins of fame, please email  We’re only going to have a few people get up and say something, so first come, first serve and you have to be a Hub member!   Additionally, there will be opportunities to table at this mixer.  Again, we’ll have a limited amount of tables, first come, first serve for members only.  Contact for more details.  To register, click here.

For details on other Hub SoMa events, click here.

Hub News

New Members

Please help us welcome our new members:

Emily Hall, Olive Grove Consulting
Sam Dorman
Amro Radwan, Shake Technologies
Tyler Drake, Job Rooster
Megan Daniels, Job Rooster
Deana Zabaldo, Parahamsa
Joseph Morris, mod 4 llp
Andrew Won, MogoTXT
Derek Pankaew
Megan Strom, County Line Harvest
Olga Rosales, Vetted World
David Braun David, The Productivity Game
June Kleidner, XO-ology
Camilo Saab, AEA – Automated Energy and Agriculture
Melissa Juan

Member News and Events

Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp

Saturday, August 14, 7:30am-5:30pm, UC Berkeley campus

Hub Bay Area is excited to participate in Craigslist Foundation’s 7th annual Boot Camp.   This one-day, high-energy conference brings together and showcases effective community leaders.  Through a series of inspiring panels, interactive workshops, collaborative programs and networking opportunities, Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp cultivates conversation and empowers people to affect a positive impact in their neighborhoods and communities.

Hub Bay Area will appear on a panel at the event on fostering collaboration among social entrepreneurs.

All Hub members are eligible to register at the lowest (Level 1) rate, regardless of their size.  For more information or to register, click here.

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One response to “Hub Berkeley Weekly Roll-Up: All for One and One for All

  1. Hello Hub!

    Thank you for being a part of the Craigslist Boot Camp 2010. I learned, befriended and was inspired.

    The mixer at Brower was happening, everyone looked engaged relaxed and happy to be there.

    The Hub is Hip –

    All the Best,

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