There is one thing coworking magically does: it brings people who share the same interest on a particular topic all under one roof. Imagine then what wonders happen when impact-driven entrepreneurs come together to build a better future for us all.
Meet Impact Hub Berlin!
Beyond Coworking - Community Curation - How to Start - Value Creation.
Read the story of Impact Hub Berlin on page 50 of "Around The World in 250 Coworking Spaces".
Out of all the spaces featured in the book, the one you are about to discover below is the space that introduced me to the wonders of coworking.
Back in 2014, prior to becoming part of the coworking world, I (Pauline) attended a social impact type of Hackathon in Berlin. The team at Impact Hub Berlin hosted the event in a space that wasn’t theirs, but somewhere to experiment. A few months later, when I had officially become the Chief Happiness Officer of a Berlin coworking space, I would find out that Impact Hub Berlin had moved into a space just 4 minutes' walking distance away from the space I was managing. Over the years, we’ve done quite a few things with Impact Hub Berlin, from events to sharing members. But what we’ve enjoyed the most, is watching them grow alongside their mission and vision to “provide impact-driven entrepreneurs with tailored support to realize, develop, and scale their impact.”; valuing trust, courage, and collaboration in all areas of the process. And while you might think of growth as square meters, we also mean growth in positive social impact in Berlin and beyond.
How did it all happen? That’s what you are about to find out in today’s story!
➡️ A little refresher
Who’s behind the featured space?
Meet Anna Lässer, Nele Kapretz, Leon Reiner and Martin Hobler.
The four Founders found each other several years ago on the Berlin social impact scene. Anna Lässer and Nele Kapretz met at the HPI D-School before meeting Leon Reiner and Martin Hobler who completed the founding quartet.
➡️ Key Figures
- Opening year: 2014
- Size when they started: 560 sqm (5,600 sqft)
- Size today: 3,500 sqm (35,000 sqft)
➡️ A little tour around Impact Hub Berlin
Things you didn't read in aw250cs