FROM THE EDITOR
Every idea starts somewhere. For some, it’s a pain point. For others, it’s a middle-ofthe-night brainwave. And for many, it’s just a niggling at the back of their mind – one that’s been there so long they can no longer remember how it came to be there. But after nearly four years of covering these stories at Collective Hub, what I’ve learnt is that the idea is honestly just a very small part of any endeavour. Far more important is the way an idea is executed – the plans and the pivots made along the way. That’s why this issue we are celebrating people and companies who have taken a small idea and truly innovated.
There’s mind-blowing food initiative Project Nourished, Google-backed pioneer for smart homes Nest, and the truly life-saving East African bike maker Kibo. Also in this issue, I had the honour of interviewing two incredible women – the co-founders of Eventbrite and ClassPass – who have changed the landscape for their entire industries. And then there are beautiful stories as well. There’s the touching article about the Brookyln-based LGBTQ suit-maker Bindle & Keep. And grab a cup of tea, and potentially some tissues, and savour the individual stories and broader meaning of The Human Library.
This issue is a culmination of everything I love about the stories Collective Hub tells – they are innovative, they are inspirational, they are educational and, most of all, they are purposeful. That’s why I couldn’t be more honoured for this to be my last issue as editor of Collective Hub. In all my time here, I never stopped being amazed by the stories in these pages and acts of courage we continually heard from our community. So I want to thank you – for supporting amazing storytelling, for driving our team to always aim higher and, personally, for inspiring me to chase after my own dreams and ideas, whatever they may be. It has been the honour of my life to create this magazine for you, dear reader, and I’m beyond thrilled to watch your journey, and that of Collective Hub, flourish well into the future.