Impact Hub Seed Programs
The Impact Hub Seed Program aims to identify and support local teams to establish Impact Hubs in their city through dedicated incubation support. The program connects teams to existing Impact Hub Founders, who provide dedicated and personalized support to the selected candidate teams seeking to join the network. Each applying teams receives context relevant support and learns from invaluable network experiences on the revenue generating models, partnership building, member attraction and community building models that have been important in building and sustaining successful Impact Hubs, globally. In this way, teams seeking to join the network receive the benefit of lessons learned from 10+ years in this sector.
In 2014, the Africa Seed Program was launched in partnership with Impact Hub, Siemens Stiftung, Argidius Foundation and the BMW Foundation. The second Seed program, launched in 2015, was part of a larger Resilience Project supported by Cordaid. Together, these programs supported 7 Impact Hubs to join the global network.
Impact Hub and Cordaid developed the Resilience Africa Program with the belief that entrepreneurs in complex contexts are incredibly resourceful and have immense potential. This potential lies not only in strengthening their own economies, civic societies and country systems, but also in contributing to the rest of the world with their ability to innovate, develop and grow prosperous businesses.