Whereas the inside of Impact Hub Port-au-Prince is solely for members of Impact Hub Port-au-Prince the cafe and wellness studio will be community driven being open to both members and the community.
The cafe will serve a plant-based menu and focus on nutritional therapy. Nutritional therapy is where one alleviates health concerns through proper diet. Workshops will be given to empower the community to make better choices when it comes to eating to prevent disease. The food will be sourced from local farms and hydroponic farming on site.
Phase 2 is focused on building out the cafe and wellness studio. All the funds donated will be applied to procuring supplies, materials, contractors, and staff to implement the following:
The health of business is directly connected to the health of everyone involved in its daily operation. We want to believe that they are mutually exclusive but research has shown poor health affects work performance. The complexities of this are more prevalent for entrepreneurs. The pressures to be an entrepreneur are so much that often times, entrepreneurs let their health slide in the name of making profits. In the long term, this will have a negative effect on their physical health as well as their business. When a business owner is able to have consistent practices and tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle they will be able to be more effective.
The co-founders of Impact Hub Port-au-Prince have 30+ years of experience as entrepreneurs and personally understand the direct link with one's physical health, and that of a business through their own trials and errors. This is why it was important to them that mindful practices were implemented throughout their business model and the physical space itself. One of the direct ways this will be done is through the cafe, as well as, health and wellness studio on the property.
The health and wellness studio will host health-related activities like yoga and meditation throughout the day. As well as workshops that will help individuals find balance physically, mentally, and emotionally. Due to the overwhelming list of distressing events that have occurred in Haiti, there will be specific activations that will focus on providing tools and techniques to process trauma.
Yoga early in the AM
Yoga in the evening?
Yoga on the weekend?
Covered outdoor workspace
A collaborative workspace in Turgeau (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)- a space to work, run events, host and curate programs for those committed to positive social impact and building a better city, together. Locally rooted & globally connected to over 90 amazing communities across the world: Impact Hub.
A co-working space, cafe, events space & amazing content and programs curated by a passionate team.
Impact Hub Port-Au-Prince takes an authentic approach to developing community and inspiring members through sustainable practices. Emphasizing progressive inclusivity and transparency, we aim to preserve and expand Port-Au-Prince’s creative and thriving entrepreneurial culture.
We see ourselves as a community catalyst, a crossroad where changemakers connect to solve problems. We are a space for Haitians, by Haitians, where Haitian Creole is spoken and written. An abiding space where we all come together to empower one another and build both a community and economic opportunities for our city and country.
We hope to reach maximum effectiveness with the intentional practice of accountability. Guided by love, respect, honor, and trust, we always seek to refine, elevate, and restore the health of our community.
The Global Network
Impact Hub Port-au-Prince is connected to a global community of over 15,000 members from over 100 independent Hubs. From Prague to Tokyo, Melbourne to Zagreb, Seattle to New York- being a unique member of an inspiring global network who shares the same vision for collaboration and social change is a privilege. Not only will it help foster international partnerships and valuable insight that further benefits our city, Impact Hub will succeed in further changing the narrative that Haiti needs
The Founding Team
Our founding team is diverse and ranges from all walks of life with a wide array of experience.
To mitigate risks we have worked on a full vision document, feasibility study, business plan and the financial forecast with the aid of our lawyers, accountant and various bodies of business support. We’ve taken every precaution necessary to ensure we are prepared to handle our finances with care and be savvy with our investment. With our lease signed the building is officially ours and waiting (im)patiently for us to get on with it!
Meet the Director of the Community Cafe Nzingah Oniwosan
Impact Hub Port-Au-Prince takes an authentic approach to developing community, inspiring members through sustainable practices. Emphasizing progressive inclusivity and transparency, Impact Hub aims to preserve and expand Port-Au-Prince’s creative and thriving entrepreneurial culture. We hope to reach maximum effectiveness with the intentional practice of accountability. Guided by love, respect, honor, and trust, we always seek to refine, elevate, and restore the health of our community.
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