The Hive Code of Conduct

All participants of The Hive are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct, whether in Hive Chat, Audio/Video conference, comments and other community interactions that are hosted and/or associated with The Hive.

Purpose of The Hive

The Hive is created for start-ups, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, small business owners, innovators and mentors to come together and share their expertise and experience on the subject of innovation strategy. This includes any discussion on business modelling, value proposition, competitive strategy and other relevant strategy topics that relate to promoting innovation.

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With innovation being the prime focus, we kindly request members to respect others and not overwhelm the community with unrelated discussion. This includes politics, crude jokes, an excess of motivational topics, and network marketing.

The Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we pledge to make participation in our community at The Hive a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

The Standards

Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Referring to people by their preferred way of address

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:

  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Not being respectful to reasonable communication boundaries, such as ‘leave me alone,’ ‘go away,’ or ‘I’m not discussing this with you.’
  • The usage of sexualised language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Swearing, usage of strong or disturbing language
  • Demonstrating the graphics or any other content you know may be considered disturbing
  • Starting and/or participating in arguments related to politics
  • Assuming or promoting any kind of inequality including but not limited to: age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality and race, personal appearance, religion, or sexual identity and orientation
  • Drug promotion of any kind
  • Attacking personal tastes
  • Other conduct which you know could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting.


Violations of the Code of Conduct may be reported by using the form provided on your member’s dashboard. All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

We hold the right and responsibility to remove comments or other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any members for other behaviours that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.