Why choose Impact Hub?
Impact Hub Barcelona is part of a global network
We believe in the creation of a better world through the combined achievements of individuals passionate, creative and committed with a common purpose.
Do you have a great idea to change the world? Impact Hub is the place to bring it to life! We are the world’s largest network of impact entrepreneurs. With more than 16,000 professionals, present in 100 cities around the world, will you join us?
We are a team of thinkers and doers, movers and shakers, storytellers and bridge builders, boundary pushers and translators, but most of all, we are social innovation enthusiasts who create a home for radical ideas that create positive social change.
Feel like joining forces and making an impact?
We all have ideas to make the world a better place. Impact Hub Barcelona is the place to make those ideas a reality.</p><p>With over 100 Impact Hubs around the world, more than 16,000 members and a global team of over 1100 makers, we have created a collaborative ecosystem that inspires, connects and empowers people around the world to create sustainable impact in society.</p><p>Would you like to be part of our team of makers? Send us your CV and motivation to [email protected] We are always looking for great talent!
A Little Of Our Story
Hosts and Team Members
Our team of Hosts offers 6 hours a week of their time, in exchange for an Impact Hub membership. In addition, most of them have the opportunity to create and execute their own project of value to themselves and the community. Check out some of the Hosts experiences in Barcelona, Madrid and Donostia. Would you like to join the Hosts team? Send us an email at [email protected]!
We are the world’s largest community (over 16,000 members) and an accelerator of positive change. With over 100 spaces, across five continents and more than 50 countries, we have the local startup communities needed to drive and mobilize innovation in its broadest sense. Impact Hub creates communities for impact on a large scale. When you are part of Impact Hub Barcelona you are also part of our global community.
Impact Hub consists of three distinct elements. First, a vibrant community of passionate, entrepreneurial people who share an intention in what they do to bring about positive change and act as individuals to connect and develop their projects.
We build ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurship around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our local Hubs, our partners and our impact networks. The Impact Hub experience has three main components, we want people to work together to generate positive impact, that’s why around the world we Inspire, Connect and Empower our members to achieve it.
Take a look at our memberships and find the one that best suits your needs. Complete the web form and one of our team will contact you shortly to get to know you better and design together your experience in the Hub.
Our goal is to connect people from diverse horizons and generate impact-driven collaborations. Therefore, being a social entrepreneur is not a condition to be part of our ecosystem. Our community is made up of entrepreneurs, freelancers and small to medium-sized organizations. Our members have different backgrounds, but share the same intention to empower each other and act together to drive and grow their projects.
Yes, if you are a member of Impact Hub Barcelona, you can work at any other Impact Hub in the world three days a year, every year. What does this mean? If you want to stop by Impact Hub Accra for three days, jump to Impact Hub Mexico City for three days and then Impact Hub Tokyo for three days, you can! All you have to do is fill out the form on the Impact Hub Passport website to notify the Impact Hub you want to visit.
No. The Impact Hub IP and brand is owned by the “Impact Hub Association”, a collective that brings together all Impact Hubs. The Association is the sole owner of “HUB GmbH (Impact Hub Company)”, a charitable company with a mandate to manage the 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 managed by a global team of people located in various countries, several of whom are founders of local Hubs.
The first Impact Hub opened in central London in early 2005, and has remained open and active to this day. Located on the top floor of a former warehouse, Impact Hub Islington in London, UK, already embodied the grassroots entrepreneurial spirit. All built from the ground up, the space was designed to provide a collaborative environment where people could work, meet and learn within an adaptable structure. It had leaf-shaped tables that allowed for flexible working, a semi-open meeting room where members could organize workshops, a library set aside for quiet concentration, and a communal kitchen where people could meet over lunch or share a coffee. There were no assigned workspaces for each person, so members sat next to someone different each time they visited the Impact Hub. The main idea was to create a place where “unlikely allies” would meet by chance. The Hot Desk concept is commonly known today, but more than 10 years ago, it was a completely new concept.