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About Impact Hub Berlin

Impact Hub Berlin is part of the global Impact Hub network, made up of 100+ local impact communities. We are changemakers united by the core belief that entrepreneurship can change the world. Socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable businesses are how we shape a better future for people and planet. And we know that impact-driven people thrive when they are part of a collaborative ecosystem of innovators. So together we will get there, with trust, courage, and collaboration.

 

Discover our story and theory of change
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“It’s not just about helping our partners and participants to create positive impact. We also work every day to better live our values as a team, whether through our working culture or climate commitments. One without the other is not how we roll.”
Héloïse Le Masne Impact Hub Berlin Team

A Global Network

From Accra to Amsterdam, Munich to Manila, Impact Hub has evolved into a rapidly expanding, diverse global network of over 24,000 members across 60 countries. There are today seven Impact Hubs in Germany alone. Each community provides a wealth of innovative programmes, events, and cutting-edge content for changemakers. Step into any one of our Impact Hubs worldwide and immerse yourself in the local experience of a global movement.

Team and careers

We're a team of entrepreneurs, design-thinkers, storytellers, and doers committed to making a positive impact. With the support of global experts and freelancers who act as our mentors, trainers, and advisers, we address ecosystem-level challenges. Today, we're a small but close and growing team. If you share our mission and are ready for impact, then check out our opportunities to come aboard.

News and press

By sharing stories of the successes – and failures – of our community, we show what works and what doesn't when it comes to impact innovation. In addition to our blog, we publish occasional reports and case studies on ecosystem topics. Above all, we amplify the voices for change within our community.

Latest updates

31 January

Materials are created and used in almost every industry; from housing to manufactured goods, from mobility to construction. Circular marketplaces are playing a crucial role in the new economy by changing the way we use, manufacture and purpose materials and products. Circular marketplaces are widely recognised alongside second-hand marketplaces — yet circular marketplaces are not only limited to resale products. So what actually is a circular marketplace?
21 November

Impact Hub Berlin has chosen and announced the fourth group of Circular Together participants, our early-stage Circular Economy Incubator. With the support of the Berliner Startup Stipendium, Impact Hub Berlin has been running the Circular Together Incubation Programme for the last two years and Batch #4 will be kicking off at the beginning of December 2022!
20 October

What is the Degrowth theory, and how could it potentially be used to reduce unsustainable economic growth? We explore how degrowth could be used to combat difficult global existential issues, and the theory relates to the circular economy.
13 October

greenwashing
Greenwashing -- coined by environmentalist Jay Westerveld in 1980s -- is a term used to describe false or misleading information about a company's sustainability or environmental practises. What does this look like in the real world? We explore how companies can knowingly (and unknowingly) be guilty of this harmful practise.
5 October

Berlins Soziale Unternehmen social finalists
In September the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises celebrated nine outstanding social enterprises with a proven track record of positive impact in and around Berlin. In partnership with Impact Hub Berlin and Social Economy Berlin, the Berlins Soziale Unternehmen award is the first of its kind, but hopes to encourage more of Berlin’s start-ups, ventures and enterprises to make social impact an important part of their growth. The event was held at our sustainable, circular co-working space and brought together members of our Berlin community to celebrate social impact and a greener future.

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