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Make an Impact in Boulder

Impact Hub has long supported Boulder’s changemaker community and now we’re taking it to the next level! The Communities for Change Program is a social impact incubator built to help motivated people like yourself make a meaningful impact in Boulder and beyond.  In partnership with MIT’s Presencing Institute and 5 other Hubs around the world, we’re convening community members from different sectors and walks of life to co-create market and community-based solutions to one of our town’s key challenges: Climate Change. By leveraging our unique combination of place, people and programs and offering participants and Hub members ongoing support (prototyping, pitch coaching, mentorship, accountability groups) we aim to mobilize the Boulder community to meet our city’s climate goals and serve as a model for other cities around the world. 

Will you join in our effort to transform Boulder from the inside out?

The Communities for Change Program brings leaders from diverse and disconnected sectors together to learn how to create solutions to Boulder’s climate mitigation and adaptation challenges. Participants will be transformed personally, equipped with a plethora of cutting edge tools, methods, and the mindset to effectively impact business, society, and self. Throughout the program they will learn to prototype and test their business, nonprofit, or policy project with customers and community members over and over to ensure that it will positively benefit Boulder as a whole. They will form strong bonds between sectors and will benefit from the guidance of a mentor network of experts to not only further their career, but further their life’s mission.

Program Timeline

Phase 1

Social Change Course – Theory U

January 29 – April 2  

During this phase, participants representing different communities, sectors, and perspectives will convene over 8 weeks and learn how to create social change using the Theory U  framework and tools from MIT’s Presencing Institute.  Participants will learn to empathize, problem-solve and co-create in a radically new way that will likely impact the rest of their lives.

Phase 2

Prototyping Team Formation

April 9 – May 18

Participants who are motivated to pursue their projects and bring their ideas to life will:

  • Community engagement & recruitment 
  • Learn rapid prototyping techniques
  • Pitch coaching
  • Lead mentor matching
Phase 2 will conclude with a Prototype Demonstration Community Event at Boulder Startup Week, during which teams will share their prototypes with the local startup community.

Phase 3

Incubation at Impact Hub Boulder 

June – December

Unlike typical accelerator models, support for C4C projects does not end after the funds are awarded. Impact Hub Boulder will serve as an ongoing support system for C4C teams, offering a variety of key resources in Phase 3.

  • Access to the Hub’s Mentor Network
  • Theory U used in practice
  • Skillshops and Impact Labs
  • Pitch Coaching
  • Accountability Cohorts
  • Ongoing connection to Impact Hub Global network

Outcomes: Launch ideas and measure success! Gain global and local support!

How to Get Involved with C4C

The Impact Hub Boulder team is always looking for ways to help the larger community as a whole stand on the fringe with us and impact the future. Here’s how you can get involved:

Impact Hub Boulder and Impact Hub Academy are both operating entities of the HubBoulder LLC. The Impact Hub is a co-working space dedicated to change makers and mission-driven organizations.  It is a member of the Global Hub Network.  The Impact Hub Academy 501 c3 is the non-profit program arm of Impact Hub Boulder that is dedicated to creating programming for community and corporate change.

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