Hacker paradigm leaders make space for innovation by weaving together the three elements of innovation space. All three elements – physical, social and cultural – are required to create a generative environment where creative people flourish and innovative projects thrive. While these elements can be distinguished analytically, in practice they form a single system, comprising a vibrant, fluid, emotionally rich environment for collaborative activity. Three elements of innovation space include design for collaboration, building tribes, and the power of how. The elements of hacker innovation culture include: hacker practices, hacker mindsets, and hacker values. Hacker practices include agile development, lean startup method and design thinking. Hacker mindsets are ways of thinking that facilitate the practices, guiding people into the work and helping them to understand how to operate as a team. Hacker values hold teams together.