What is Impact Hub Boston?

Impact Hub Boston 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 50 Impact Hubs on five continents we provide coworking space, incubation support, a strong and diverse network, and daily activities in our dynamic space in downtown Boston. You can read about a sampling of our members on our website.

At Impact Hub Boston, 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 Boston?

Impact Hub Boston 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, activists, creatives, investors, freelancers and mentors who work together, share ideas and resources. Members work at Impact Hub Boston, attend and produce events, run their own workshops, access mentorship, find co-conspirators 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.

How does the global Impact Hub network relate to Impact Hub Boston?

By being a member of Impact Hub Boston, 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.

With locations in places like: San Francisco, London, Rio, Harare, Madrid, Tokyo, Accra, and Phnom Peh. There are over 15,000 members in more than 90 cities on 5 continents that come to the Impact Hub Network to take collaborative action for a better world.

As a member of Impact Hub Boston you receive an Impact Hub Passport which generally allows you 3 free coworking days at any Impact Hub per year 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.

To use Impact Hub Passport to visit another Hub, please visit passport.impacthub.net.

Is Impact Hub Boston an incubator or a coworking space?

We are not a 16-week incubator program focused on start-ups nor is coworking space the end goal for us. Impact Hub Boston is a catalyst to accomplish our social mission of furthering positive impact and new socially-oriented business in the world. Impact Hub Boston shares many things in common with incubators and coworking spaces, but also think-tanks, cafes and community centers.

What makes Impact Hub Boston 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 Boston?

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

Will Impact Hub Boston be a productive work environment?

We designed Impact Hub Boston with collaboration in mind so you can tap into community resources, host meetings and events, break out into 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 Boston?

Yes. Members generally take calls in the main coworking areas but there a number of more secluded areas throughout the building that you can use, as well as a number of private phone booths.

Are desks reserved?

Our standard Residential Membership at Impact Hub Boston provides hot-desking access, and all hot-desking seats in the open coworking environment are first-come first-serve.