The co-working space and business incubator, which shares its 30,000 square-foot Pioneer Square building with the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and Social Venture Partners, will be adding 20 more private offices inside the second and third floors of an adjacent building next door.
The Impact Hub is also partnering with Northwest University to open up a Kirkland office — Impact Hub Eastside — that will service those wanting to work on the other side of the 520 bridge.
Impact Hub co-founder Lindsey Engh tells us that the demand for private office space helped drive the decision to expand.
“It’s certainly been a welcome realization that the community in Seattle that is working at the intersection of technology and social good has needed a space like this for quite a long time,” she said. “It’s been gratifying to see the growth.”
The Impact Hub, which has about 500 members and regularly hosts events, first started as a place for those involved with “purpose-driven ventures.” But Engh said that her organization has since noticed interest from companies working in other verticals like clean tech, bioinformatics and genetics.
“We’re seeing a lot more health-related companies and a lot more folks working in the international sectors,” she said.
The entire Pioneer Square Building will be renamed from “The Center for Impact and Innovation,” to simply “220 & Change” — an ode to its 220 Second Avenue South address.
For those interested in becoming a member or renting private office space in the new buildings — prices range from $35 to $395 per month — the Impact Hub is giving tours. Check out their website for more information, or contact Engh at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.