Impact Hub Ruhr has always been a light for driving impact entrepreneurship in Germany. It is thus with great sadness that, after many years of successful operations, we have to announce that Impact Hub Ruhr is now -due to personal reasons and reorientation- is officially closed.
Impact Hub Ruhr has always been committed to anchoring innovation through sustainable approaches in society and the economy. With their main focus on social entrepreneurship, they shaped the startup ecosystem in the Ruhr area from the beginning and influenced their ever growing network.
Impact Hub Ruhr supported young founders with various funding programs and inspired them on their many events. With their social entrepreneurship and impact workshops they educated not only founders but also organisations, universities and startup advisers from cities all over North Rhine Westphalia.
In addition, they organised and hosted hackathons, such as the Climathon, and went to universities, schools and companies with the Entrepreneurship Camp. They were always aiming to build sustainable business models with startups in the region, in order to think further about the economy in a circular and climate-friendly manner.
With the network Female Founders Ruhr, Impact Hub Ruhr brought female founders together and with #HowSheDidIt and the Conference Camps, they offered budding female entrepreneurs a series of events and a place where they can get inspiration for their own start-up and learn from the experiences of other female entrepreneurs.
On behalf of the Impact Hub network, we thank Impact Hub Ruhr for their collaboration over the years. We wish them all the very best going forward and discovering new pathways to collaborate on social impact and entrepreneurship efforts.
The Ruhr region plays a vital role in Germany’s industry and has vast potential for social entrepreneurship initiatives. We therefore invite future (co) founders to consider bringing Impact Hub Ruhr back to the Impact Hub Network.
If you are looking to join or work with another Impact Hub in Germany, please contact Impact Hub Berlin, Impact Hub Dresden, Impact Hub Hamburg, Impact Hub Karlsruhe, Impact Hub Leipzig, Impact Hub Munich or Impact Hub Stuttgart.