Impact Hub Zürich

Project information

Index: 1125R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location SWITZERLAND SWITZERLAND Zürich Zürich Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2010
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

Facilitation of matchmaking and networking for start-ups

Good Practice Information

Created by entrepreneurs the Impact Hub is independent of subsidies. The Hub is a network driven franchised model. It is locally owned, but still is part of a global network. There are 45 branches, and most of the branches are in Europe. The mission is: ” to help people to go from intent to action”.
Interaction between start-ups and stakeholders are made through matchmaking and networking events. The Hub is good at bridge-building. Start-up are linked for average 1.5 year to the Hub and afterwards their Impact Stories are shown on the website to show what can be done and what others have done.

Evidence of success

There were at the time in the beginning 40 members (except the team); so that makes 10-15 start-ups. Today there are about 350 members, so it makes 50-60 start-ups. Around 60% of the start-ups supported are cleantech oriented.
The Hub is an incubator space, meeting point and a place for events.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Ruth Armale

Impact Hub Zürich

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