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A cycling tour of Amsterdam’s most inspiring food startups

Food entrepreneurs have much learn from their peers and, luckily, Amsterdam has seen ambitious food startups multiplying over the recent years. Last week, Bas Gadiot, Partnerships Broker at Crosswise Works, took the participants of Wessanen’s Organic Food against Climate Change… Read the rest

Impact Hub Amsterdam and Wessanen launch sustainable food accelerator

Impact Hub Amsterdam and organic food corporate Wessanen kickstarted the Organic Foods against Climate Change challenge together with 11 sustainable food entrepreneurs. These Dutch food innovators will compete with each other and against climate change in Wessanen and Impact Hub… Read the rest

The human side of smart mobility

Originally published on the blog of Amsterdam Smart City How do we shift focus to the humans living and working at the Zuidas? What kind of people will be living and working at business district Zuidas in a few years… Read the rest

Social entrepreneurs are society’s best hope for the future

“Social entrepreneurs are society’s best hope for the future” – Road warrior and international futurist Joyce Gioia Originally published on the blog of Dutch Future Society The Dutch Future Society is part of a global network of futurists. On Friday… Read the rest

House of Eléonore wint Investment Ready Program 2017 met duurzame juwelen

House of Eléonore is door de deelnemers van het Investment Ready Program als winnaar van het accelerator-programma voor duurzame ondernemers gekozen. House of Eléonore bouwt aan een transparante, ethische en duurzame grondstofketen voor juwelen met 18k FairTrade goud en laboratory… Read the rest

How Madaga went from start-up to scale-up

The Organic Food against Climate Change Challenge is aimed at impact-driven entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Over 2 months, participants will accelerate their food businesses through an intensified collaboration with experts from Wessanen, a Dutch multinational food company with an organic focus,… Read the rest

Fashion for Good – Building communities greater than the sum of their parts

Fashion for Good is making an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, fashion and sustainability thought leaders today in Amsterdam. As a holistic and inclusive open-source initiative, Fashion for Good invites the… Read the rest

The Amsterdam City Fellowship: An accelerator for health-focused social enterprises

Are you an ambitious social entrepreneur focused on health solutions? Would you like to innovate with the City of Amsterdam? Are you ready to develop a better business model in close collaboration with experts from the Impact Hub and the… Read the rest

European Commission launches €150,000 prize to harness technological change

The 2017 Social Innovation Competition ‘Equality Rebooted’ aims to make technological change and digital transformation more inclusive. The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000. The competition is open for entries until 7 April 2017.… Read the rest

A Warm Welcome: Impact events for newcomers and refugees

One of the areas our members are positively impacting is the inclusion of newcomers and refugees in Dutch society. Learn more about recent initiatives and how you can get involved. Starters4Communities connects young entrepreneurs Starters4Communities is a network that inspires,… Read the rest

3 Ways to Fail Forward: Lessons from social entrepreneurs

Every entrepreneur runs into obstacles. They’re just not always comfortable talking about it. But at Impact Hub Amsterdam we believe that experimentation and failing forward are essential to innovative business models. As part of the 2017 edition of our Investment… Read the rest

“Over There is Over Here” #ThoughtPeace February 2017

Last fall at the IDFA film festival in Amsterdam I saw Plastic China.  This film left me – and the Impact Hub members I was with – unsettled for some time. We watched a family literally live in plastic.  And… Read the rest

13 New Business Ideas For Impact

13 NEW BUSINESS IDEAS FOR IMPACT Impact Hub welcomes another cohort of Business Model Challenge entrepreneurs to our community! They embark on the mission towards a sustainable business, a path walked by 225+ #impactmakers that went before them since 2008.… Read the rest

Up to €500,000 for ambitious startups in the Booking Booster

Booking.com has partnered with Impact Hub to design and launch the Booking Booster, a 3-week Sustainable Tourism startup accelerator programme that will take place in Amsterdam and offers participants the chance to receive learning support and mentorship, as well as… Read the rest

“Next Level What?” #ThoughtPeace January 2017

167 boxes, 2 fridges, 180 chairs and 12 truckloads full of stuff. Unpacking. That is how our new year kicked off – all to be ready to open our new Impact Hub Amsterdam location on January 2nd. And what a… Read the rest

Success Stories: How African Clean Energy became the best Dutch social enterprise

Impact Hub Amsterdam members African Clean Energy (ACE) recently won first place in the Dutch edition of the Chivas the Venture social entrepreneurship competition. ACE will be advancing to the Chivas the Venture grand final in Los Angeles, which will… Read the rest

Investment Ready Program presenteert de elf geselecteerde ondernemingen

Nieuwe editie Investment Ready Program biedt bier uit regenwater en bio-inkt  Elf veelbelovende ondernemers met groene en circulaire oplossingen worden tijdens accelerator klaargestoomd om kapitaal op te halen Amsterdam, 16 januari – Impact Hub Amsterdam en hoofdpartner ING hebben de… Read the rest

ING en Investment Ready Program bundelen krachten voor duurzame ondernemers

ING en Investment Ready Program bundelen krachten voor duurzame ondernemers ING wordt hoofdpartner van het Investment Ready Program. Het Investment Ready Program is een unieke accelerator voor duurzame ondernemers met schaalbare bedrijven. Zij bereiden zich in het programma voor op… Read the rest

Grootste social impact hotspot in Amsterdam is een feit

Grootste social impact hotspot in Amsterdam is een feit KIT en IMPACT HUB nu onder één dak   Amsterdam 6 januari 2017 – Met ingang van het nieuwe jaar, werken KIT (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen) en Impact Hub vanuit… Read the rest