Impact Hub

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"The Impact Hub (IH) is a ‘locally active and globally connected’ network of social entrepreneurs, combining elements from co-working spaces, innovation labs and business incubators. Impact Hubs across the world aim to create ‘inspiring spaces’, ‘vibrant communities’ and ‘meaningful content’, inspired by the shared values of ‘trust’, ‘courage’ and ‘collaboration’. In 2005, the first ‘Hub’ was opened in London, followed by our local case-studies: Hubs in São Paulo, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. From 2010 onwards, the network and the amount of local hubs has ‘grown like wildfire’. Today, there are a total of 63 local Impact Hubs across 5 continents and 20 Impact Hubs ‘in the making’. Combined, the Impact Hubs have over 11.000 members, mostly social entrepreneurs ‘working on ideas for a radically better world’." (

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Avelino, F.; Wittmayer, J. M. and Afonso, R. (2015) Transformative social innovation narrative of the Impact Hub : a summary. TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169