Andrew MonroImpact HUB Ottawa Correspondent
Andrew is a freelance business writer and copy editor in Ottawa, and Apt613's correspondent to Impact Hub Ottawa, writing about the many enterprises and organizations that call the Hub home. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the side-effects of anti-malarial medications and has strong opinions about English grammar, the best place in Ottawa to get a coffee, and the use of a garlic press.
Ottawa (de)tours is a different kind of guided tour company. Founded in 2014 by local social entrepreneurs and Hubbers Dan Monafu and Susan Johnston, the focus is on providing intimate tours that deconstruct the history of Ottawa and facilitate critical thinking about the past and present of our city (and country).
HappinessHabits613 is a community-driven initiative to cultivate habits that support and promote happiness. Throughout August, the initiative includes events built around different things meant to help people intentionally and deliberately cultivate happiness.
Mom Friends packages and delivers essentials that mothers need in postpartum, which approximately lasts for the two weeks following childbirth.
Impact Hub Ottawa has moved to a new location at 123 Slater Street and to celebrate, they welcomed the public, notably city and business figures, and “Hubbers.” The room was filled with energy and ideas, welcoming everyone to one of Ottawa’s centers of social and entrepreneurial innovation and collaboration.
The purpose of EthicalTree is simple: an online business directory where people can connect with businesses that sell products and services that align with their personal values. This spans a wide range of choices, including vegetarian/vegan-friendly options, fair trade, organic, woman-owned and more.
Hub & Spoke: The next chapter turns the page on an era of Impact Hub’s co-working community in Ottawa
As Impact Hub Ottawa prepared to move its new home across Centretown, they threw one more party to talk about where their coworking community came from and the possibilities for its future.
Travis Iverson is working with Impact Hub Ottawa’s incubation program, Impact Academy, to build his business model and launch IverFashion, a line of clothing functionally adaptive to people with disabilities and mobility impairment, while also retaining a stylish look.
Nu Grocery, Ottawa’s first zero-waste grocery store, is leading the way away from mass consumption to mindful and responsible consumers.