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We are asked a lot of questions. We’ve summed up the most frequent ones so you can learn more about what we aim to achieve as a network, who we partner with, how you can join our community and more. Have another question, contact us via [email protected]

What is the Impact Hub Network?

Impact Hub supports 24,250 entrepreneurs and innovators (of which 15 500 members and 8,750 program participants *2021) by connecting them with 100s of organizations, investors and the public sector. Why? To accelerate the transition to a more just and sustainable future. How? By enabling collaboration for impactful and scalable solutions. Read more about us.

What is an Impact Hub?

An Impact Hub is: 1. a vibrant community of passionate and entrepreneurial people who share an underlying intention to bring about positive change, 2. a source of inspiration that provides meaningful content through thought-provoking events, innovation labs, learning spaces, programs and facilitated conversations that support positive impact, 3. a physical space that offers a flexible and highly functional infrastructure to work, meet, learn and connect. We believe the magic happens where these three elements intersect.

What does Impact Hub do?

Around the world, we inspire, connect and enable humans to drive change. As a network, we aim to accelerate the transition to a more green and just world. While climate action and equality are our key focus areas at a global level, we work to tackle all challenges outlined in the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through innovation.

We bring together the entrepreneurs and changemakers, corporate organizations and public institutions.

Entrepreneurs join our community to scale their business and impact, to enjoy peer-to-peer learning and networking – and for an inspiring place to work. Become a member.

We support innovative corporate organizations in scaling up innovation, running startup programs and engaging their employees.

We work with forward-thinking public institutions to build bridges between entrepreneurs, innovators and the public sector and develop policies in support of more inclusive and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Where are Impact Hubs based?

We’re a globally connected, locally rooted network with locations in 100+ cities across the globe!

Locally rooted and grown, our impact communities are deeply embedded locally to create impact where it is truly needed. Globally connected, we can codify and share our learnings for others to replicate and scale these bottom-up solutions to the Global Sustainable Development Goals.

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Is there an Impact Hub in my city?

Let’s find out… See all our locations.

How can I create an Impact Hub in my city?

Great question! If you are passionate about bringing Impact Hub to your city and feel that you can build and engage a thriving community of “impact makers”, we are excited to help you make it happen.

Learn more about opening an Impact Hub in your city.

Who are Impact Hub’s partners?

We collaborate with 100s of local and global organizations. Together with our partners, we aim to strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world, inspire collaboration around key challenges, and support impact-driven entrepreneurs on their journey from idea to impact at scale. Learn more about our partners.

How can my organization partner with Impact Hub?

We’re excited you’re curious about partnering with us. Read more about how we work and get in touch at [email protected]

Where do I find out about job opportunities with Impact Hub?

Fun fact: the jobs section of our website is amongst the best-visited pages on our site! It’s where we announce the latest opportunities, along with posts on social media and in our newsletter. Follow us on LinkedIn and/or sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Is Impact Hub a franchise?

No. The Impact Hub IP and Brand are 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 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 diverse global team (remote), several of which are local Impact Hub founders.

Where was the first Impact Hub?

Our story begins in central London in early 2005. The first Impact Hub, in London’s Islington, remains open and active to this day! Located on the top floor of an old warehouse, our first location beautifully embodies the spirit of grassroots entrepreneurship. Everything was built from scratch, and the space was designed to provide a collaborative environment in which people could work, meet, and learn. It featured leaf-shaped tables that allowed for flexible co-working, a semi-open meeting room where users could hold workshops, a secluded library for quiet thinking, and a community kitchen where people could hold small meetings over lunch or coffee. There were no assigned workstations, so users would sit next to a different fellow user every time they visited Impact Hub. The main idea was to create a place where unlikely allies would meet by serendipity. The concept of hot desks in today’s world is commonly known, but more than 10 years ago, this was a completely new concept!