In the digital era, a critical ingredient of innovation is becoming more and more rare: a physical space where thinkers, doers and critics can come together under one roof. That’s what Innovation Hangar is all about.

What is Innovation Hangar?

Located in the iconic Palace of Fine Arts, Innovation Hangar (“iHangar”) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization celebrates the innovative spirit that defines the Bay Area. Open to the public, the 120,000-square-foot social innovation space is designed to be an epicenter of learning and exploration. Innovation Hangar features exhibits, workshops, community events, educational programming for students, and open workspaces for entrepreneurs and inventors.

Who is Innovation Hangar?

Dan Shine
Founder & Curator

Bethany Shine
Executive Director & Events Manager

Tooba Durraze
Director of Operations


Maren Amdal
Director of Programs & Alliances

Dustyn August
Project Manager

Eric Geedey
Finance Manager

Nash Kurilko
Social Media Manager


Diana Lopez
Guest Services Manager