Impact Hub Bergen was the first Impact Hub to open in Norway and the second of its kind in Scandinavia. Since the company was established in 2010 and opened its doors in September 2011 — the team in Bergen has been a frontrunner in the field of social innovation, both locally and nationally. After ten years of successful operations, we have decided to leave the Impact Hub network to follow a more hyperlocal approach. Under the new name of Social Impact Lab, we will work to deepen the roots and broaden our reach throughout the city, continuing our commitment to support social entrepreneurs.
For the past five years, Impact Hub Bergen has developed programs and support services for social entrepreneurs in collaboration with local partners. Impact Hub Bergen is now moving away from the space-based business model and has decided to no longer run a co-working place. Instead, it will — now as Social Impact Lab — continue the work on local, regional, and national programs to support social businesses. Over the last years, Impact Hub Bergen has created nationwide programs, focusing on age-friendly societies, mental health, and inclusion. From our new offices at Engen 30, we will continue our work to support social entrepreneurs through programs, courses, events, mentorship and guidance.
We thank the global Impact Hub network for the collaboration, wish all Impact Hubs and the global team all the very best — and look forward to finding new ways for us to collaborate on social impact and entrepreneurship efforts in the future.