The hype about hubs
Hubs are becoming a trend as the world progresses. Creative hubs like BaseCamp Initiative come with the cool factor 😁 but there’s certainly more to it than just the vibes. In the last couple of years, the world has seen an increase in the hub sector. There are several benefits to belonging to a hub and the increasing popularity in this sector is not only due to their contribution to economic growth, but, what sets hubs apart is the social impact they have in their communities. Hubs are usually experience centers for new innovations, as well as being a home to incubation and acceleration of progressive ideas. If you’re still wondering what the hype is about hubs, then this is the read for you!
ECOSYSTEM FOR GROWTH
Hubs have become the go to for freelancers and startups for support. They are the ultimate support system for startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs because they usually have resourceful facilities, provide networking opportunity and avail nurturing logistics to members. BaseCamp Initiative offers a Seed Sponsorship Program that helps creatives grow in their respective fields, while mentoring and nurturing their talents.
SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Creative hubs are the best place for networking due to the diversity of their communities. There’s always someone new to meet! It literally offers the entrepreneur a market promotion of their services and the creative a ready audience for expression. Basically, hubs provide a unique ecosystem that bring potential clients and partners at your doorstep.
BIRTHPLACE OF INNOVATIVE IDEAS
Did you know that multi billion dollar concepts like Uber and Instagram were originally incubated in coworking hubs? Hubs offer the perfect setting for brainstorming and collaborations as they’re uniquely designed to inspire creative thinking and innovation.
LOWER EXPENSES FOR START UPS AND FREELANCERS
Office space is very expensive especially if you’re interested in settling in a prime business location. Most hubs position themselves in the middle of business districts providing their members with a place for business in a premier location at a fraction of the price.
Most hubs, especially creative hubs have a long standing culture that revolves around inclusivity and community. Diversity is a core element of their ecosystem as they welcome members from different backgrounds, cultures and careers. Therefore, by being a member, you are continuously challenged to broaden your view of the world as hubs facilitate peer to peer learning and encourage open expression.
The African continent with its large number of up and coming entrepreneurs as well as small to medium businesses enterprises has a lot to benefit from hubs. Their popularity is more than just a trend or a passing phase, so believe the hype! 💪🏾