HUB LA Hosts STRUCTURE LAB by Criterion Ventures


Hub LA along with Emerging Markets, Inc. and Causemopolis will host Structure Lab in Los Angeles on Friday, February 5th, 2010.  The event will bring together social innovators and entrepreneurs in the LA area for a day-long workshop tailored to individual’s unique questions about strategy and legal framework for their ventures.  Non-profits, for-profits, and law firms are all encouraged to attend.

Structure Lab is an easy-to-engage, day-long process that helps social ventures take advantage of innovations in capital formation, revenue streams, corporate forms, and independent regulation to promote and protect values and mission.  Click to experience the Structure Lab.

Friday, February 5, 2009
8:30am – 3:30pm
Los Angeles, CA (location TBA)
Click for more information and to register

“The Structure Lab provided very concrete suggestions, but more importantly I appreciated the way they were presented – the Lab is NOT a lectured-from powerpoint, but rather presented in a deeply creative format with a myriad of activities…” – Alexandra Peters, Nonprofit Trustee

Criterion Ventures identifies, examines and solves social problems on a large scale by launching social ventures – either for clients, or on our own.  Criterion works across discipline and sector with large nonprofits, faith-based institutions, foundations and individuals to develop sustainable, business driven solutions in areas like impact investing, healthcare, education, energy and the environment, poverty and more.  Criterion brings to this work a wealth of connections, the methodology and savvy to navigate complexity, and a commitment to creating social impact.


Hub Berkeley Opens!


Hub Berkeley, launched by the Bay Area Hub team, is the first Hub to open in the US!  It represents a key node for linking US social innovators and enterprenuers to the global movment of Hub members.  as As HubLA gets up and running, we look forward to a partnership that deepens north-south relations (bridging the great divide between Northern California and Southern California)!

HubLA Happenings


As we prepare to launch the Hub here in Los Angeles, we want to provide an interim platform for engagement.  Hubs are only as amazing as the community behind them, so this blog is the first step toward co-creating with those of you living in LA or friends of LA.  We welcome your comments as we share the process and expand the innovation infrastructure in the region.

More channels of engagement to come . . .