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HERMES ARRIAGA SIERRA: A zone for creating new ideas and innovative models

 

Co-founder and director of Impact Hub Zagreb, who is an engineer by education, but entrepreneur and creative consultant by vocation, came to the neighbourhood from far-away Mexico.

Hermes A. Sierra 2

Hermes A. Sierra: We’ve rented a place for Impact Hub in the surroundings of Martićeva street simply because the space with the characteristic that we needed for our business model was available in this area. With time we have been realizing how important the surrounding is for people having their offices or visiting Impact Hub’s space to do business with us, since it is well connected to the public transportation. There are a lot of coffee places, restaurants, small shops and is very close to a lot of the city centre’s main attraction points.

I think Impact Hub Zagreb is benefiting more from what the neighbourhood offers than the other way round. Positioning the Impact Hub in such a neighbourhood is adding value to the services that we offer. On the other hand if we think about it, the profile of Impact Hub in such a neighbourhood is adding value to the services that we offer. On the other hand if we think about it, the profile of Impact Hub’s members (entrepreneurs, freelancers, business consultants, designers, etc.) definitely adds diversity to the local culture and can potentially convert the area into a real innovation hub where creatives, techies and business people converge. If you consider the fluctuation and traffic of people that Impact Hub’s space attracts either for attending events, meeting or working from here, you could say that indeed the space is adding diversity and dynamics, but still our space size and the activities happening around do not yet reach a critical mass to really have a considerable impact on the neighbourhood as a whole.

I believe this area has the basic characteristics to really become not only a creative cluster but also a zone for developing business ideas, models and innovations where collaboration is actively happening having creativity as the core of it.

 
 

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