Mission Driven Social Entrepreneurs
Accelerate a growing economy of diverse and socially engaged Entrepreneurs living and working in Oakland.
The lack of diverse and inspiring shared working space in Oakland has limited cross sector networking, access to capital, development opportunities, etc.
Oakland is a viable city to locate an entrepreneurial incubator. There is a network of purpose-driven entrepreneurs willing to create a membership-based community of socially engaged people to co-work, co-learn and collaborate.
Co-designed and deployed a multi-platform funding campaign that activated an international network to invest in the creation of an innovative physical space and programming model capable of meeting the needs of diverse entrepreneurs as they pioneer solutions for a sustainable and equitable world.
Founding team raised 2 million dollars in seed investment (140k crowdfunded), secured over 200 Members and provided 100 scholarships for entrepreneurs.
Currently in its 3rd year, Impact Hub Oakland was recently named the #1 Coworking space in the world by Symmetry50.com