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Impact Hub Barcelona Has Found Its Home

Author: Scott Mackin
Published Date: 14 July 2014

June 10th was a historic date in Barcelona’s social innovation timeline. Not only hasImpact Hub arrived; it is finally here to stay. Coperfield for Social Good in Plaça Reial will transition into the Impact Hub Barcelona effective immediately.

To understand the colossus of this moment, we need to take a look at the current, and expanding, success of the Impact Hub global community. Beginning in London as a single hub for communication, Impact Hub has expanded to over 54 locations on sixcontinents with more than 7,000 members. Impact Hub describes its goal as to jointly create platforms and experiences that inspire, connect and enable individuals and institutions around the world to sustainably impact society.

Each of these worldwide hubs has three distinct elements: a vibrant community of entrepreneurs intending to produce change, a source of inspiration through unique programs, and a physical place for connecting with others. As of today, Barcelona is oneof 20 new Impact Hubs in the making. They want to tap into Barcelona’s potential and transform it into a global hotspot for social innovation. Instead of focusing on the limitations, they exploreon the possibilities. Economic downturns nevermean the end of innovation – rather they provide an ideal scenario in which to foster creative solutions to ongoing problems.

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