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Monthly Archives: May 2013

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This is how you do meetings right!
At Hub Ottawa

Vinod, the head of the Hub, invited the membership, used engineers without borders impact report. Design was made as green as possible. Membership is a mix of 44% local, 26% national and 36% Global. It is the first Hub in the network to audit failure report. The financials were public, open to all. Vinod asked not to tweet but we could view and discuss numbers and accounting systems open. It was inspiring: no hierarchy, transparent and horizontal when it comes to numbers. Members from 22 to 65. Members of different sectors from startups to final stage to idea stage. Copious amounts of wine, beer and coffee are available. It is the most fun and excitement we have seen at a financial report in Ottawa ever. San Francisco Hub and other Hubs are thriving and even invest in other ventures as a group. The report will be on the website.

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The space itself is amazing: sustainable and flat. All boardrooms have glass.

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They even have legos!

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white Caucasian corporate dinosaur

He has an MBA from Harvard. Rawr! And he thinks a startup is a cultural fit. Rawr!

This is an actual image from a Canadian startup incubator (no joke)