The story begins
In London, Jonathan Robinson establishes the very first Hub in the world, an incubator of social innovation and a platform supporting social businesses. The concept soon spreads to Tel Aviv, São Paulo, Stockholm and Amsterdam.
The core members of our team get together while working for Amnesty International. We meet Jonathan and become very excited by the prospect of shared space. Petr Vítek, Jakub Mareš, Zdeněk Rudolský and Petr Baše decide to set up the first Czech Hub – one of the quickest and best decisions we have ever made.
Lights, camera... action!
After a record-breaking nine months, we have funds loaned by friends and the space refurbished, and so starts historically only the second co-working space in Prague. Six people and one rabbit hold their breath to see how it goes.
Groundwork for our dream to open Hubs in Brno and Ostrava starts. We have established that the concept of shared space works and would like to transfer it to other cities too. What we, however, don’t know at this point is that we are in for a patience-testing rollercoaster ride full of twists and turns.
Black on white
We got the stamp to confirm that we have just received a grant for our dream project. We celebrate between the piles of papers and folders.
We go to Brno almost every week. With the strength of a super-strike team called Petr and Martina, we meet the local community, people from the area of IT, design and research. We invent and plan joint actions. We are also looking for new faces of our local team.
Right foot forward
Constructions have started and first events are organized in-between the cement mixers and piles of bricks. And because we want Hub to be yours in the first place, we talk outright about setting the membership conditions or perhaps brainstorming over widgets in the space.
We are sending an intervention unit in the form of Zdeněk to Brno, who has just settled in the city center for a few months in order to be close to all potential clients and partners.
Hub is loading
We organize an evening full of quick presentations in the form of 10 images per 20 seconds, inspired by the Pecha Kucha or Ignite concepts. Startup projects from the neighborhoods get a chance to step onto the palette of fame. Networking and looking forward to the grand final is loading too.
Cutting the ribbon
We are opening. In the course of good music and jingling of glasses.
We are slowly settling in the new recently-built premises of Hub Brno. We support people with great business ideas, provide mentoring and start acceleration programs.
We accelerate up to the stars
We are actively taking part at all 4 Hub’s accelerating programs. Out representatives from Brno take part at Impact First, Social Impact Awards, 100-day Challenge and also at Laboratoř Nadace Vodafone (Vodafone Foundation Laboratory).
After a few months we already have more than 300 members and therefore we break the record as the fastest growing Impact Hub. We celebrate as our ambitions are close to incredibility!
The Impact Hub family is located in over 80 locations and as we desire to connect it we are introducing new possibilities to our members. Now they can travel to all Hub's locations in the world and enjoy the community and work space similar to ours - all included in their membership fee.
One day at Hub
Our doors are now open also to those, who are not our members yet. They can acquire a Day Pass and enjoy the first-hand experience of the shared co-working spaces and the world of our members.
Impact Hub in numbers
Source of all data dislayed on this page: quantitative survey among Impact Hub members in 2016