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Stories & Beer: A Fireside Chat with HUB Oakland and 5M Project

Impact Hub Bay Area

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Have a drink & learn from great storytellers!

In our community of changing the world, story is crucial. Having an incredible story and narrative can make or break an idea. Stories & Beer is a monthly series at HUB Berkeley where changemakers can gather in a casual, comfortable setting and learn how great companies and organizations use the power of story to transform and amplify their idea.

Come join us at HUB Berkeley on Wednesday evening, May 29th, as Triple Pundit chats with Ashara Ekundayo from HUB Oakland and Alex Michel from 5M Project about the incredible stories they encounter, create, and drive through their platforms every day.

 Also, let's help HUB Oakland reach their Kickstarter Goal of $100,000! Reaching this goal will help HUB Oakland successfully launch this Fall! Let's show the power of community engagement and local residents becoming true stakeholders!

HUB Oakland Kickstarter Project, click here



6:30 - 7:00 - beers, apps, and networking
7:00 - 8:00 - fireside chat and Q&A
8:00 - 8:30 - networking


Ashara Ekundayo 

Ashara Ekundayo is an Oakland-based cultural worker of the urban landscape and has served as catalyst, curator, educator, and producer for more than 20 years. Through her company BluBlak Media Consulting, she has worked with local and national organizations to build capacity for increased community engagement through the uses of creative practice, exhibition, strategic communications design and project management. She is a serial entrepreneur and activist committed to social change, and has supported individuals and grassroots companies in the redesign of their brand strategy through permaculture principles and is an expert at negotiating collaborative space within the intersections of the public and private sector. 

In 2009 Ashara was selected by the Ashoka Foundation and the City of Denver in the U.S. launch of the “Change Your City” Campaign as a social innovator “stimulating the green economy” being manifested through her local programmatic work in food justice and green jobs design, and has held Fellowship positions with the U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs and Green For All.  She currently serves as the Marketing Director for the San Francisco Green Festival, is a member of the "Future of Soul Think Tank" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, is the STEAM Curriculum Developer for, and is a burgeoning food blogger at "Grits & Greens."

Ashara is a member of the Founding Team for Hub Oakland opening in Fall 2013, follow her on Twitter @BluBlakwomyn


Alex Michel 

Alex Michel is the Director of The 5M Project and also works on Forest City’s emerging local and national projects. Prior, he was the Founding Director of The Hub, which created both Hub Berkeley and Hub SoMa. Before The Hub, Alex was the Director of Communications and Organizational Development at the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD). He has been on the founding team of several social ventures in the United States and abroad. He holds a business degree from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in psychology and philosophy from John F. Kennedy University. In his spare time, Alex has traveled, studied, and worked extensively in the developing world.


Triple Pundit is an innovative new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line.

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HUB Berkeley
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Impact Hub San Francisco is a coworking & events space for a membership community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change.

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