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.

Ostrava 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.

3/2014

Ostrava!!!

We go to Ostrava 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.

Zdeněk Rudolský
6/2014

Intervention unit

We are sending an intervention unit in the form of Zdeněk to Ostrava, who has just settled in the city center for a few months in order to be close to all potential clients and partners.

Space reconstruction at Impact Hub Ostrava
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.

First MashUp at Impact Hub Ostrava
10/2014

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.

Impact Hub Ostrava opening
11/2014

Cutting the ribbon

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

Impact Hub Ostrava premises
1/2015

Treading softly

We are slowly settling in the new recently-built premises of Impact Hub Ostrava. 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 Ostrava take part at Impact First, Social Impact Awards, 100-day Challenge and also at Laboratoř Nadace Vodafone (Vodafone Foundation Laboratory).

Oslavy prvních narozenin
11/2015

First 12 months

We received the best gift possible for our 1st anniversary! The number of our members crossed the 200 mark and we couldn’t stop celebrating. Our Velvet Party was in the colors of the revolution and our joy was revolutionary, too.

Ples pro Čisté nebe
1/2016

First ball

After several successful Christmas parties, our spaces underwent another major test. We organized a ball for Čisté nebe and eventually a dance floor and a stage for the band fit under our tree named Bedřich. We kept finding worn-out dancing shoes around the Hub for another week.

Impact Hub worldwide
3/2016

Global Passport

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.

Tým Impact Hub Ostrava
4/2016

Lucky 13

We hired new co-hosts, changed up the positions and kept developing the team at lightning speed. We scheduled more recruitment for the summer and one could almost actually see us grow. With Mr. Szotkowski, there were 13 of us.

Účastníci akcelerátoru Tieto Nerds
8/2016

Tieto Nerds

Together with Tieto, we launched the first Hub acceleration program based directly in Ostrava. Tieto Nerds are not a competition but a path to a secure career or investment.

Day Pass at Impact Hubu
10/2016

One day at Hub

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.

Day Pass v Impact Hubu
8/2017

Smart cities

Slovenské Elektrárne was fascinated by the concept of cities of the future. Therefore, we jointly launched a program for people with great visions and a desire to improve urban traffic and the environment. And there are many.

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?

Akcelerační program Chytrá Myšlenka Moravskoslezského kraje
4/2018

Strong partnerships

We established a partnership with the region and helped with the Smart Idea (Chytrá myšlenka) initiative. As it soon turned out, the Moravian-Silesian Region has definitely much to offer and we are proud to have the opportunity to attend crucial round tables, discussions and hackathons.

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
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