The First Impact Hub in the U.S.

In 2007, London's original Impact Hub held a 2-year birthday meeting. People from cities around the world showed up, hoping to build a hub of their own. Berkeley was chosen as U.S. ground zero, to prove the co-working concept worked here. Berkeley's Hub found roots in the majestic eco-friendly Brower Center, which opened, along with the first Impact Hub in America, in 2009. We're next to the UC-Berkeley campus.

Berkeley Impact Hub, still mission-driven, now anchors a thriving community. It's expansive windows, natural light, air quality, and upcycled materials create an open space to bring people together. Overhead, the roof's sculpted awnings orient solar panels towards the sun. Inside, members find wifi, coffee/tea, privacy booths, printing, frequent events, discounted event and meeting space rentals, and more.

We're a certified B Corporation, meeting higher social and environmental standards, which empowers our community. We source from B Corps., too. From our launch celebration, attended by 800 people, to the dozens of organizations and individuals who now work here, Berkeley Impact Hub draws an exceptional community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals.

Our earliest members included Change.org, Job Rooster, Good Capital, CoFed, Sustainable Economies Law Center, Hub Ventures, Ashoka Youth Ventures, and SENDA. Each new Impact Hub Berkeley member has helped to weave "the fabric of social innovation" as Tim Freundlich, one of our founders, said. You can do good here.

Impact Hub Berkeley coworking space
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Global Marketplace for Social Innovation

Impact Hub Berkeley is a coworking and events space for social innovators. With year-round programming, themed, “Sustainable Food/Ag,” Impact Hub Berkeley is part of MissionHUB, a global marketplace for social innovation that includes:

1,500+ members of Impact Hub coworking & events at campuses in San Francisco, Berkeley, Washington, D.C., and New York City

13,000+ attendees of the annual SOCAP conference for impact investing & social entrepreneurship since 2008

15,000+ attendees of events on Impact Hub campuses each year, with a focus on Financial Inclusion in New York City, Sustainable Cities in San Francisco, Sustainable Food/Ag in Berkeley, and Civic Innovation in Washington, D.C.

NEW: SOCAP 365, year-round education programming on campuses with world-class speakers; and SOCAPtv, video platform for social innovation thought leadership, broadcasting globally

Piloting in NYC: Impact Bazaar, a marketplace for social innovators to access resources to launch and grow social impact

A WORLD-WIDE MOVEMENT

Starting with London Impact Hub in 2005, Impact Hubs have spread from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, from Singapore to Mexico City. Impact Hub has evolved into a rapidly expanding global network of over 7000+ members in 40+ shared workspaces. Each location is deeply rooted in the local community and offers innovative programs, events and tools for connecting to other members. Through our global association and the shared principles of collaboration, respect, and participation we are building a movement.  We believe that a better world can be created through the combined accomplishments of compassionate, creative and committed individuals focused on a common purpose. *Impact Hub Berkeley members have full access to the NYC, and San Francisco locations with benefits at other global locations through our association's global passport program.