Impact Hub Bucuresti, an organization that supports Romanian entrepreneurs and innovators through coworking spaces, team offices, events and acceleration programs, ends the process of redefining the development strategy started in the summer by taking over the three locations, and now by attracting a new shareholder – Autonom.
Since this autumn, Autonom has become a shareholder in Impact Hub Bucharest, investing 2 million euros in equity, bank guarantees and lines of credit for the new spaces.
Autonom is a company with 100% Romanian capital, founded in 2016, in Piatra Neamț, by Marius and Dan Stefan. It is the main provider of mobility solutions in Romania through a unique national network, being present on the markets of Hungary and Serbia.
In the summer of 2019, Impact Hub Bucharest and 3house merged under the same brand, with Oana and Vlad Craioveanu, co-founders of the organization and Ilinca Păun, CEO of The Entrepreneurship Academy as partners. At the end of 2019, after a short due diligence process, Autonom joined as a minority partner, with an investment of 2 million euros.
The new structure will assume a consultative and strategic role for Dan and Marius Stefan, as well as for Ilinca Păun, while the majority shareholder is still owned by Oana and Vlad Craioveanu.
“Together with Dan, Marius and Ilinca and our team, we intend to carry on the mission to develop new working environments for entrepreneurs, freelancers, smaller or larger companies, opportunities for entrepreneurial development as well as new partnerships between public actors, private and non-governmental companies from various industries,” says Oana and Vlad Craioveanu, founders of Impact
Moreover, Impact Hub helps to develop the local entrepreneurial environment, a key direction for Autonomous. We are glad that with Vlad, Oana and Ilinca we have the opportunity to take another step in this direction, “ says Dan Stefan, co-founder of Autonom.
Today, Impact Hub in Bucharest has reached 3 locations in central points of Bucharest (Timpuri Noi, Universitate and Floreasca), now occupying an area of 6,700 sqm, translated into: over 250 places in coworking, 42 team offices, 8 meeting rooms events. Also, the members of Impact Hub University and Floreasca benefit from bistros created under the concept dedicated by the Station by Maidan.
Impact Hub’s vision for the future is to create complex work environments, where the focus is on wellbeing and technology, strong communities for freelancers, entrepreneurs, investors, companies and strategic partners of any size, as well as acceleration and incubation programs and events with local and international impact.
Impact Hub wants to open new spaces in the future. Also, in 2020 the first public education projects will be launched for those who want to become practitioners in community development and administration.
Impact Hub Bucharest remains a local organization, affiliated with an international network, so Impact Hub Bucharest members receive access to a global network with over 110 locations worldwide. More details on the opportunities offered but also on how to become an Impact Hub member are available at https://impacthub.ro.