People who live in cities but have no outside space of their own tend to spend a considerable part of their time indoors, sometimes with their noses glued to a screen. For many, cities are synonymous with isolation. Which is why Hubbster uses social play and recreation to give urban dwellers new opportunities to get out of their homes, meet others, adopt a healthy lifestyle and enjoy public spaces. How? By providing social spaces and playgrounds with the equipment they lack.
What’s the point of a basketball court without a ball and someone else to play with? So Hubbster provides secure lockers (hubs) containing the balls, rackets and other equipment needed to play and get fit. The Hubbster app allows users to unlock the equipment they need. This start-up also makes it easier to find someone to play with. By making sport and training accessible to everyone, everywhere at any time, Hubbster is pursuing its central goal of making cities more active and more enjoyable.
And these arguments made it possible for Hubbster to be awarded the "Sport & Territories" mention by the Grand Jury.