From left to right: Patrick Son, Project Lead Impact Hub Manila; Ces Rondario, CEO Impact Hub Manila; Bal Endriga, President MINT College; Hendrik Kiamzon, EVP MINT College
On April 19, MINT College officially partnered with Impact Hub Manila, an international innovation lab and co-working space for entrepreneurs and innovators. Through the partnership, MINT and Impact Hub will be offering “IMPACT: Global Entrepreneurship Program,” which will be run by the two parties to generate the highest impact in the lives of the youth.
IMPACT will enhance the current BS Entrepreneurial Management program of MINT College through a more holistic approach that will help them become global entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The enhanced curriculum will be emphasizing design thinking, media, and digital business. With these fields highlighted, the program will be leveraging necessary and existing skillsets from the school’s tech and creative programs, such as Computer Science and Multimedia Arts. This collaboration with other departments will result into an environment that mimics that of global startups that are shaking up industries.
The partnership with Impact Hub Manila will also allow MINT's business students to integrate into the innovation lab’s startup community through entrepreneurial workshops, networking events and direct collaborations with businesses in the Impact Hub family. The culmination of the program happens in the third and fourth year, when students will be placed in one of Impact Hub's international locations to learn and work with global companies for a semester. Impact Hub has over 100 locations around the world including Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia as well as Zurich, Amsterdam, Vienna, and San Francisco.
The program will be officially launched in May 2018 and will be fully implemented this coming School Year 2018-2019.
IMPACT HUB MANILA
Impact Hub Manila is an incubator, innovation lab and co-working space for a membership community of entrepreneurs and innovators. With 17,000+ members in 100+ Impact Hubs across the world, the Impact Hub Network has become the center of gravity for people innovating a new kind of economy. Locally rooted and globally connected.
The Impact Hub IP and Brand is owned by the “Impact Hub Association”, a collective of all Impact Hubs. The Association is the sole owner of "HUB GmbH (Impact Hub Company)”, a charitable company headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with the mandate to manage global operations and facilitate the development of the network as a whole, similar to hosting a local Impact Hub community. Impact Hub Company is currently run by a dispersed global team, several of which are local Impact Hub founders.
Established in the Philippines in 2010, MINT College provides tertiary and secondary level education that is relevant, engaging for students, and taught by industry professionals. MINT offers programs in business, arts and technology with a cross-disciplinary approach strictly adhering to internationally accepted standards. MINT students thrive in a collaborative environment immersed in creativity and engaging activities that prepare them for real-world application.
College programs currently offered are in Business: Entrepreneurial Management, Marketing, Music Business Management; Design and Visual Arts: Multimedia Arts, Film, Theater Arts; and Technology: Computer Science, Information Technology. Senior High School tracks are currently offered in Arts and Design; Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM); and General Academic.