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Why Impact Hub Berlin?
We are Impact Hub Berlin – your trusted partner in sustainable transformation – and together we make impact work. With our proven track record, local ecosystem roots, and global network, we support you in every step of the way towards innovation.

Why act now?
Today’s fast-changing business landscape requires companies to address global social and climate challenges, navigate emerging regulations, and continually innovate to remain relevant in the face of competition. 

Why join forces with impact startups?
Whether you're looking to solve a specific challenge, innovate within your industry, or put your sustainability vision into action, collaboration with pioneering impact startups enables you to co-create cutting-edge solutions and to fast-track your innovation agenda.


Our tailored impact programmes

Our team of programme experts will design the perfect acceleration or incubation programme to align with your corporate innovation goals. Our tailored impact programmes facilitate deep engagement with handpicked startups and lead to the co-creation of solutions that directly address your business challenges, because Innovation cannot happen in isolation – it requires collective action.

Why run an impact programme?

Our programmes will enable you to fast-track your sustainability agenda by closely working with curated sector-specific startups and technology leaders within our network.

Adapted to your needs

Customised design

Each programme is shaped to fit the unique needs of your organisation and aligned with your strategic impact goals. We’ve designed and run successful programmes in impact fields such as Green Tech, Circular Economy, Sustainable Food, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Smooth integration

Our programmes are seamlessly integrated into your business processes, allowing for smooth collaboration & implementation of innovative solutions.

Support from start to finish

Our experienced programme managers will guide and support you through every step of the way – from defining the programme’s scope, through executing the project, to measuring its impact and success.

Benefits with tangible impact

Accelerate the development and implementation of innovative solutions, reducing the time-to-market for new ideas.

Gain a competitive advantage by adopting pioneering impact solutions that differentiate your company in the marketplace.

Foster a culture of innovation within your organisation by engaging with dynamic startups and entrepreneurs, and enhancing your employees’ skills and mindset for innovative thinking.

Explore our current impact programmes

Empower Now x TikTok

Empower Now, now in its second edition, is our programme rethinking social, economic, and political justice. Together with our partner TikTok, we empower FLINTA* individuals and allies to reshape a society that creates inclusion and belonging for all.

In 2024 we are running various events, workshops and programmes for young FLINTA* individuals and allies, with a focus on digital solutions for empowerment and participation.

These include…
💡 an ideathon
💪 a bootcamp
🚀 Empower Now accelerator
🤝 events for exchange, networking, and joint learning opportunities
…supported by Impact Hub Berlin’s DEI programmes team, our network of FLINTA* mentors, and our partner TikTok.

Impact Incubator Climate Tech

Impact Incubator: Climate Tech is Impact Hub Berlin’s seven-month programme for Climate Tech solutions. We currently support five cutting-edge impact startups in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Green Building and Construction, Waste Management, Agriculture and Food Production, Carbon Capture and Utilization, and Circular Economy to grow their impact. We’re proud to be the trusted partner selected by the Senate of Berlin to design and execute this programme funded by the Berliner Startup Stipendium.

Our incubator is designed to support pre-seed startups’ growth and partnership readiness through customised individual coaching, access to collaborative community and coworking, exposure and marketing, monthly stipends to ensure financial security and full concentration on developing their projects, mentoring by experts with entrepreneurial or business experience, access to our corporate partners and other stakeholders within our network, as well as day-trips to meet Berlin’s key impact ecosystem players.

ImpAct Accelerator: Sustainable Food Systems x Bank of America

Together with our long-standing partner Bank of America, we are currently running the ImpAct Accelerator: Sustainable Food Systems. Our partner indicated interest in fostering meaningful long-term engagement with local innovation communities with a focus on circularity & sustainable food, keeping up with the fast pace of sustainable innovations in the face of major social and environmental crises. Together we are supporting impact entrepreneurs in the areas of fair value chains, regional food, AI, nature positive food, food system transparency, and sustainable gastronomy to scale their businesses. Impact Accelerator offered the participants masterclasses, a startup showcase, individual coaching, peer learning sessions, and other events.

Impact Accelerator: Sustainable Food Systems is the fifth programme we’ve designed and executed in partnership with Bank of America, following the success of four impactful editions of the incubation programme Feeding the City, which supported early-stage startups revolutionising the sustainable food field.

Thanks to our customised programmes, Bank of America has been establishing new connections with small agile companies, contributing to the local innovation ecosystem. What is more, Bank of America’s employees could embrace an innovation-focused ‘startup mindset’.

Invest in impact

As part of our impact ecosystem and extensive network, we’ve built a community of impact investors, ready not only to invest their money, but to partner with entrepreneurs at eye-level to tackle the global challenges of today and tomorrow. This is where money meets mission.

Our regular pitch events – the Investors Circle – introduce investors to up-and-coming impact ventures, encouraging networking and collaboration.

If you’re ready to put your capital into the most exciting ventures driving the sustainable transformation of our economy and society, sign up now to receive an invitation to our next event.

Since their launch in 2019, our Investors Circle events, in collaboration with our long-standing and trusted partners from Bethmann Bank, have introduced over 50 impact startups to investors over the course of nine editions.

Explore all ventures we’ve supported through our Investors Circle:

“For many years, the Impact Hub Berlin has been one of the startup sponsors that are most intensively concerned with the topic of sustainability and social entrepreneurship. We found this mix of different disciplines very exciting and, above all, the network for our customers.“
Alexandra Vitt-Krauß, Head of Communication & Marketing at Bethmann Bank

Learn more about our longstanding partnership with Bethmann Bank and our principle of “unlikely allies“ from the video below:

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Ready to create your customised impact programme? Get in touch with our Head of Strategic Partnerships, Janna Schlender, to learn how: partnerships.berlin@impacthub.net Speak with Janna