“Impact Bazaar,” a New Marketplace for Social Innovation, Launches

Friday, October 23, 2015

NEW YORK, NY – Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 – Impact Hub NYC, a coworking and events space for social innovation in Tribeca, has announced the launch of “Impact Bazaar.” Presented by Squarespace, and more than 40 organizations supporting entrepreneurship and innovation, Impact Bazaar is a 5,000 square foot marketplace where innovators and entrepreneurs can access and offer premium resources to accelerate their ideas, businesses, and impact; one campus bringing together the leading organizations supporting the impact innovation ecosystem.

Open Oct. 21, 2015, through the end of year, Impact Bazaar takes place on the 5th Floor of Impact Hub NYC. Located in 5,000 square feet of primely located loft space in Tribeca, Impact Bazaar will serve as a multi-functional platform for entrepreneurial capacity-building and social impact field-building in New York City. The goal is to provide critical access to knowledge, resources, community and opportunity for all who are working in social impact and building solutions to address our world’s greatest social and environmental challenges.

Visitors will have access to a daily calendar of programs. Highlights include:


  • Etsy.org // Jefferey Hollender, Founder of Seventh Generation on Regenerative Entrepreneurship: The Future of Business; Weds. 10/21, 2pm

  • B Corp // How to Measure What Matters in Your Business; Thurs. 11/12, 10am

  • NYU Design For America // Empathy Workshop: Designing for Extreme Users; Thurs. 11/19, 2-4pm

  • SuperTasker // SEO for Startups; Tues. 11/10 & 12/8, 4-6pm

  • HappyFunCorp // Deciding on Your MVP; Weds. 11/11, 2-4pm

  • The Change School // Navigating Career Crossroads; Mon. 11/23, 10am

Office Hours:

  • Kiva //  0% interest loans for NYC-Based, low-income entrepreneurs; Thurs. 10/22, 2-4pm; Weds. 11/25, 2-4pm; Weds. 12/2, 4-6pm

  • Thomson Reuters Foundation, TrustLaw // Building legal foundation for your venture; Mon. 10/26, 4-6pm; Weds. 11/4, 10am-12pm

  • Bard MBA // The value of a sustainability-focused MBA; Thurs. 11/12, 2-4pm

  • GoldJam, Blogologues // 1:1 Pitch & Presentation Help; Mondays, 10am-12pm; 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7

Lunch Sessions:

  • The 20th Century Creative Retail Movement – Greg Spielberg, Managing Director of We Are Pop Up; Weds. 11/18, 12:30pm

  • Be Smart About Art – Susan Mumford; Tues. 12/8, 12:30pm

“The sea of resources available to innovators today can be hard to navigate; understanding how to start a social impact business adds another layer of complexity.” Says Sam Utne, Managing Director of Impact Hub NYC. “The tools exist to build almost anything you can imagine but Impact Bazaar provides guidance and mentorship that most people don’t have access to. Our goal is to create an ecosystem for innovators to launch and grow their ideas. We’ve partnered with great organizations who support entrepreneurs through the lens of social impact, so companies can learn how to build businesses sustainably.”

Individuals & organizations are invited to partner (click here) with Impact Bazaar in the following ways:

  • Host Programming – Run ongoing workshops, community programming, & events

  • Be an Exhibitor – Offer products & services

  • Be a Launch Partner – Share a unique code for a community’s free access

  • Become a Mentor – Offer office hours & be available for speaking opportunities

Impact Bazaar is proudly supported by a growing list of leading organizations working to support innovators & entrepreneurs: Squarespace (Presenting Sponsor), NYC Mayor’s Office of Tech + Innovation, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Etsy.org, Bard MBA in Sustainability, B Corporation, Impact Assets, Echoing Green, New York’s Next Top Makers, ReWork, The Makery,  miLES, Dreamit, SOCAP15, free range, Imagination in Space, The New York Code + Design Academy, Be Social Change, Net Impact, Fenton, Kiva, Prime Produce, Second Muse, Super Tasker, think olio, Exemplar, and Happy Fun Corp, among others. Mentor list coming soon!

Individuals & organizations are invited to partner (click here). For updates about Impact Bazaar, click here to subscribe to the Impact Hub NYC newsletter.

Impact Bazaar will be open to the public for $10/day, MondayFriday, 9-6pm. Community partners will access courtesy tickets. Evening event programming will follow each day for which access varies.

“For the past five years, our campuses have supported change-makers by providing the resources they need to grow and thrive,” says MissionHUB CEO Eryc Branham. “We are offering the Impact Bazaar as a more formal offering for all of the resources that social innovators need in order to solve global problems and accelerate social innovation. After launching in New York City, our vision is to scale this program across MissionHUB’s campuses nationwide.”

Members of the media may schedule a private tour of Impact Bazaar, or interview with its leadership, by emailing marissa (at) missionhubllc.com.


Impact Hub NYC is a coworking and events space for a membership community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change. Impact Hub NYC is owned and operated by MissionHUB, a network of Impact Hub campuses in San Francisco, Berkeley, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., as well as the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) for impact investing. Impact Hubs are part of the global network of more than 11,000 members. Since 2008, Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP), has been dedicated to accelerating a new global market at the intersection of money and meaning. The annual flagship event in San Francisco is the largest conference for impact investors and social entrepreneurs.


MissionHUB and Impact Hub NYC

Marissa Feinberg


(917) 494-5041

Source: Press Release (link opens in a new window)

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