Impact Hub Islington - the first Impact Hub ever
6/2005

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.

Amnesty International
11/2009

Amnesty connects

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.

Reconstruction of Impact Hub Prague
6/2010

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.

Brno panorama
6/2011

Operation Mitosis

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.

3/2012

Black on white

We got the stamp to confirm that we have just received a grant for our dream project. We celebrate between piles of papers and folders.

Impact Hub Brno before the first reconstruction
5/2014

Brnoing

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 IT, design and research. We come up with and plan joint events. We are also looking for new faces of our local team.

Space reconstruction at Impact Hub Brno
7/2014

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.

Zdeněk Rudolský
12/2014

Intervention unit

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.

First MashUp at Impact Hub Brno
1/2015

Hub is loading

We organize an evening full of quick presentations in the form of 10 slides x 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 finale is loading too.

Opening of Impact Hub Brno
4/2015

Cutting the ribbon

We are opening. In the course of good music and jingling of glasses.

Space of Impact Hub Brno
5/2015

Treading softly

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.

Impact Hub 100-day Challenge attendees
8/2015

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).

Impact Hub Brno community
1/2016

Community record

After a few months we already have more than 300 members, breaking the record as the fastest growing Impact Hub. We celebrate as our ambitions are close to incredibility!

Impact Hub worldwide
3/2016

Global Passport

The Impact Hub family is located in nearly 100 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.

First anniversary celebration at Impact Hub Brno
4/2016

Our first anniversary

We are celebrating our first birthday and we keep growing! We have 350 members and 12 Impact Hub team members who take care of them. Our members can choose from our 4 acceleration programmes.

Day Pass at Impact Hubu
10/2016

Member for a day

No contract needed. We newly offer a daily membership without any commitment. Simply buy our Day Pass and enjoy the same working environment, care and benefits as if you were a member until the evening hours.

Edison acceleration programme
4/2017

Edison

We have earned the trust of Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Czech Republic and are putting together a new team to work within the Edison program on scaling and respectfully developing the most ambitious social businesses of all.

Impact Hub Brno building before the first reconstruction
6/2017

Renovation during full operation

We began intensive construction work on the other part of the building and once again confirmed that we had the best members under the sun. Who else would have tolerated jackhammers, vibrations and shutdowns and stayed loyal?

Grand opening party at Impact Hub Brno
1/2018

A lot of space for everyone

25th January will go down in history as the date of the magnificent Grand Opening Party. Impact Hub Brno expanded to 3,450 sqm and became the largest European and the world's second largest Impact Hub. Yeah!

Team of Impact Hub Praha, Brno and Ostrava
3/2018

Hub Woodstock

Large spaces present great challenges. Therefore, we took advantage of the Brno hospitality and headed to our first intercity meeting. Over 75 Hub hosts - do you know how many unforgettable moments this brings?

Tilia Impact Ventures social fund
10/2018

The first Czech social fund was established

Petr Vítek co-founded Tilia Impact Ventures, the very first fund aimed exclusively at investments with a strong social impact. The fund started with more than CZK 40 million and the support of powerful partners.

Villa of Impact Hub Prague K10 in Vinohrady
1/2019

Vinohrady: another home of ours

We settled down in our Art Nouveau villa, the home of the former K10 Coworking, and we officially launched Impact Hub Prague K10. The Impact Hub now has its fourth location with a stunning garden, history, and a fully functional fireplace, more than 1700 members and still enough determination! Keep rolling!

Impact Hub Woodstock 2019
4/2019

#HumansOfImpactHub

After the successful internal Happiness Survey, dozens of job interviews and a crucial addition to the top management team, we discussed team principles, values, education, and meaningful work.

A number may say more than a thousand words

7 700
sqm of opportunities
220 000
views of MashUp videos at SlidesLive
17 000+
members of our global community
36 000
fans and followers on social media
100+
accelerated projects every year
I want to know more
47 %
of members were inspired in the Hub to launch new projects
48 %
of members think that Impact Hub played a major role in their success

Surveys for 2016 and 2017 for Impact Hubs in Prague, Brno and Ostrava.

57 %
of Hubbers do pro bono work for other members
82 %
of members are founders or co-founders of companies
993
big and small events in 2017
I want to organize another one I want to participate
13
tens of team players
2,3
valuable opportunities per new project or deal
4
Hubs in the Czech Republic: 2x Prague, Brno and Ostrava
8
acceleration programs for enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and innovators
1,700+
members of the Czech Impact Hub network
Become a member
100
Impact Hubs worldwide
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