Help the HiVE Thrive!
The HiVE is a non-profit shared coworking space and community of caring people, at 128 W. Hastings Street in Downtown Vancouver. We opened a 9,000 square foot space for small businesses and organizations to work, congregate, and engage in all sorts of awesome.
Honey For Us All
The HiVE strives to be more than a shared space. We are committed to creating a community of impassioned "change-makers" - folks who throw all their heart into what they do. We bees believe that there is a better way to work, and that's under the same roof.
The HiVE is home to:
- over 70 small businesses and nonprofits
- hotdeskers - bees who come to the HiVE for just a few hours per month
- creative freelancers
- sustainability experts
- community organizers and advocates
- spell-wielding wizards
- silly bullet-point writers
What happens when you put all the above in a honeycomb together? Well, greater efficiencies, lower overhead, better productivity and lots more fun. And communal salads.
Inspiring and diverse, the HiVE is also an event / meeting space for all kinds of different organizations who need a venue for their voice. We're proud to be a part of the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
We Survived, now we THRIVE
We opened a year ago, in May 2011. Since then we've learned a WHOLE LOT about running a non-profit community space. (Rule #1 - bees like free coffee with their honey.) We also learned that to have a vision, sometimes one has to incur some debt to realize it.
While we are living the dream, we are still in a debt-servicing phase which is preventing us from truly growing and offering the services and amenities our community deserves. Our target of $35,000 would right the ship and allow us to enter the next phase of our long-term plan.
Calling All Queens, Workers and Drones
HiVE Vancouver: Work. Create. Cross-pollinate.
C'est La Bee