What is Impact Hub Bergen?

Impact Hub Bergen is a community of entrepreneurs, creatives and professionals who are transforming business with responsibility at the forefront. As a member of a growing global network of over 40 Impact Hubs’ on five continents we provide coworking space, incubation support, a strong and diverse network, and daily activities in our dynamic space at Bryggen, Bergen. Our community is already 320+ people strong, and over a 1000+ as Impact Hub Bergen growing every day. Read about our members at our website.
At the Impact Hub Bergen we create spaces that inspire, connect and empower people to realize enterprising ideas for sustainable impact. We are curators of the physical, virtual and social spaces where the change we want to see in the world is happening. Our spaces help materialize this change by offering a unique mix of infrastructure, connections and inspiration.

Why join Impact Hub Bergen?

Impact Hub Bergen is about the power of people with ideas. We create places for purpose-driven people just like YOU, to connect and build solutions for a better world. Our members consist of value-driven entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, creatives, investors, freelancers and mentors who work together, share ideas and resources. Members work at Impact Hub Bergen, attend and produce events, run their own workshops, access funding and mentorship, find co-works and partners, participate in social networks, build campaigns, launch companies, prototype and test products… all within a member-driven, Impact Hub-hosted environment dedicated to accelerating possibilities.

What is Impact Hub Global? How does the global network relate to Impact Hub Bergen?

By being a member of Impact Hub Bergen, you are a member of all Impact Hubs around the world and can access them when visiting other cities. Impact Hub is a global community of people from every profession, background and culture working at ‘new frontiers’ to tackle the world’s most pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges.
From San Francisco to London, Johannesburg, Rio, and Madrid, Tokyo, Melbourne and Tel Aviv, over 7,000 members in more than 40 cities on 5 continents, come to the Impact Hub to take collaborative action for a better world.
As a member of Impact Hub Bergen you receive an Impact Hub Passport which generally allows you 1 free coworking day at any Impact Hub and then coworking discounts after that. Note that each Impact Hub is unique so please contact the local Host for details prior to your trip.

Is Impact Hub Bergen an incubator or a coworking space?

We are not a 16-week program focused on Start-ups (ACCELERATOR) nor is space the end goal for us (COWORKING). Impact Hub Bergen is a catalyst to accomplish our social mission of furthering positive impact and new socially-oriented business in the world. Impact Hub Bergen shares many things in common with incubators and co-working spaces, but also thinktanks, cafe’s and community centers.
What makes Impact Hub Bergen truly unique is its multifaceted approach to supporting an international community whose measure of success places a high value on positive social and environmental impact. Based on your needs, you can leverage the HUB to get work done, incubate a project or business, or even just build a social network with like-minded people.

How do I know that there will be a workspace for me when I come to Impact Hub Bergen?

There are a finite amount of Memberships available and the Impact Hub Bergen team is able to manage the flow of member hours and usage to guarantee that work and meeting space will be available. Also, some Members prefer working in the quiet morning while others will gravitate toward busier times. Members will, to some degree, self manage their use of their hours around their preferences.

Will Impact Hub Bergen be a productive work environment?

We designed Impact Hub Bergen with collaboration in mind mid so you can tap into community resources, host meetings and events, break out into one to one to one sessions or work quietly on your own. Your ideas for how we can increase your productivity are always welcome as we shape the space!
We want to see how our members use the space to work, ideate and socialize. Very few things are nailed down and members have co-designed the space to best serve your needs.

Will I be able to take calls at Impact Hub Bergen?

Yes. Members generally take calls in the main co-working areas but there a few more secluded areas throughout the building that you can use.

Are desks reserved?

Only meeting rooms can be reserved at Impact Hub Bergen. All desks in the open coworking environment are first-come first serve.