The City of Amsterdam, in cooperation with Impact Hub Amsterdam, recently selected 9 social enterprises to take part in the Amsterdam City Fellowship. The 9 enterprises offer products or services that help solve health-related urban challenges such as excessive rainwater, obesity among children and healthy cooking for mental care institutions. These entrepreneurs will receive expertise, knowledge and access to the City’s network to realise their growth ambitions.

And renowned impact entrepreneurs and experts will guide the participants in the following months by refining their strategy and business model and strengthening the operational side of their business. At the end the Cohort Phase, the result will be presented at the Stakeholder Forum on June 27th 2017.

Partners & experts
In addition to benefiting from the support of seasoned entrepreneurs and mentors, the participants will have access to the City’s expertise concerning e-care, clean air & mobility, healthy lifestyle, and urban green. Impact Hub Amsterdam coordinates the programme and shares its knowledge on topics such as business modeling, marketing, financial forecasting, and pitching.

The participants
The cohort is made up of early-phase enterprises that have a proven concept and that are ready to bring their solutions to market, to increase their impact, and to contribute to a healthy city.

  • All4elevation: Crowd source elevation data to mitigate and prevent floods
  • GoBioMiles: Facilitating each traveller’s choice for biofuel and rewards them with free electric taxi rides to the airport
  • Start met Happen: A fresh and healthy do-it-yourself meal for shared living spaces in care institutions.
  • Access to Health: Improved accessibility of care for expats and migrants
  • Contagiously Healthy: Providing nutritional advice and helping people “break up” with sugar
  • Rain(A)way: Permeable tiles that help rainwater go directly into groundwater and contribute to a climate resistant city
  • Nettie: Activating a patient’s social network to improve collaboration between professional and informal care
  • VraagApp: An online service that answers daily questions of people with a cognitive disability within 5 minutes by hosting a community of volunteers
  • Totem Open Health Community: A digital care community that creates open-source, wearable tech for affordable and accessible health.

Are you interested in getting in touch with any of social enterprises listed above? Or would you like to receive more information about the Amsterdam City Fellowship Programme? Please contact the Amsterdam City Fellowship’s Programme Manager Wieke van der Zouwen (wieke.vanderzouwen@impacthub.net)

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