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Who are we?
Hub Culture is a global collaboration network founded in 2002. Over 25,000 global urban influentials are members, with the ability to build worth through leveraged collaboration.
Hub Culture operates around three functions - Pavilions
(places to collaborate), Knowledge Brokerage
(consulting and deal services) and Ven
, a global digital currency. Ven was the first private currency to move into the financial markets and is priced from a mix of commodities and currencies. Ven delivers singular global pricing, a great currency FX hedge and green DNA to help support more sustainable economies. Pricing is available from Ven.VC
. Use the Ven app
to exchange value in 11 local languages and across 130 countries.
Hub Culture uses collaboration technology to drive value creation. Tools include Hubs
with file sharing and wikis, and Knowledge Brokerage and Contracts
for rapid deal-making. These tools support Hub Culture Pavilions
, cool places designed for meetings and networking. Hub Culture Pavilions include amazing spaces, like beach clubs, clubhouses, and the NooRepublic
, an island project.
It all began in 2002
with the publication of the book Hub Culture: The Next Wave of Urban Consumers
, one of the first explorations of global social communities. HubCulture.com was founded at this time to provide a meeting place for the global urban influentials described in the book. Over time, we began to produce functions (such as salon dinners, networking events and charitable fundraisers) to connect those who wanted to meet like-minded others.
The website became a leading reference point for the uniquely globalized zeitgeist
that defines Hub Culture, with curated content and sharp coverage of the global scene.
In 2005 Hub Culture began creating Pavilions, longer term projects in key places. The number of activities grew into a series of regular projects and events reaching thousands of members. The first Pop Pavilion appeared in January 2005 on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, with others following in Miami and St. Moritz. Today over 65,000 people have visited over 30 Pavilions worldwide.
In 2007 Hub Culture expanded the social network to include knowledge brokerage, future trend analysis and consulting services for a selection of blue-chip clients. In January 2007 the company released its first Zeitgeist Ranking, calling the scene in the world's leading urban centers. That summer the company introduced Ven
, first available in Facebook
. Today Ven is priced in real time against the markets, with a combination of currencies, commodities and carbon futures making up the value of Ven. Hundreds of millions of units have circulated as the world's first digital currency, perfect for micropayments, favours and valuing knowledge.
Hub Culture helps members build worth. The platform offers an easy suite of tools to enhance collaboration, and content is created with the help of knowledge-rich experts in a variety of fields who publish for themselves and the network.
Pavilion projects in key global cities enhance the mission of Hub Culture to help drive deals and enhance consciousness. Hub Pavilions represent a breakthrough in sustainability, work efficiency, and community development by providing spaces that combine the virtual and physical in stunning formats.
Pavilions create new types of interaction opportunities. They vary in size and operations, but all run on a sophisticated digital platform that includes a booking system, reservations, online store, proximity management, social media integration and more.
They offer a new way to work for the networked individual and forward thinking companies. They are a carbon winner - shortening commutes while aggregating resources. They build worth by cross-fertilizing ideas, companies and capital. They are a new type of innovation laboratory.
The combined knowledge of the network delivers vibrant opportunity for deal making. Hub Culture uses Knowledge Brokerage to tap into this resource for curated deal introductions and consulting services.
Knowledge Brokerage is done at three levels: Exchange, Services, and Brokerage. Knowledge Contracts enable all members to quickly execute binding contracts.
At the brokerage level in the physical commodity and global wholesale sectors Hub Culture is using Ven to bring stable global pricing, transparency and carbon-inclusion to trades. Using Ven, privately invited participants using the Hub Culture trading platform are able to realize consistent, ongoing deal flow at a faster pace.
Hub Culture is a network with primary bases in the world's big urban hubs, including London, New York and San Francisco, Geneva, Bermuda, Singapore and Hong Kong. We are represented in 130+ hubs around the world, assisting members with advice and knowledge in their home areas. Pavilions both temporary and permanent have appeared in Beijing, Bermuda, Burning Man, Cancun, Cannes, Copenhagen, Croatia, Davos, Durban, Ho Chi Minh City, Ibiza, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Sacramento, São Paulo, St. Moritz and Venice. See upcoming projects.
Hub Culture works to create value opportunities for the network by connecting members for deals and value creation through the exchange of knowledge. Hub Culture Pavilions are in development worldwide to provide a physical space for members to connect and work together. Using collaborative technology, Hub provides smart tools to members to assist the production of networked work.
Because our core mission is to help elevate collective consciousness, Hub tries to make sure the projects it promotes and develop have a socially sustainable benefit. The net impact of any project should be positive on five key indicators by which we measure success: sustainability, social good, environmental impact, efficiency and bottom-of-the-pyramid empowerment.
Hub Culture is a network of over 25,000 professionals, executives and entrepreneurs who are motivated for positive social and economic change.
Hub Culture links the power of resources, the network and collaborative technologies to achieve aims of the community. By sharing resources to all members, including virtual and physical tools, everyone can benefit.