Members breakfast: Kick off 2015 + photos

Thank you for an energic start of the year, it was great to kick off 2015 with so many of you over a delicious breakfast. For those of you who missed it, not to worry. Have a look at a…

4 reasons why you should continue in your idea phase

Amsterdam – 12 December – Today another innovative idea came forth out the pressure cooker called Business Model Challenge and saw the daylight. FitzG a well-tested ambitious business idea on how to solve the so-called plastic soup in our oceans,…

NEWS: #WEGOTCROWDED KONNEKTid

After a little more than 40 days of crowdfunding, Konnektid’s campaign ended at midnight yesterday. They set their goal at €100.000 and they ended up surpassing it: they crowdfunded €105.734! 75 people invested in @Konnektid, the online knowledge-sharing community that has…

Program Highlight: Tuscany On The Move 2014

We hosted 10 Italian social entrepreneurs interested in learning to scale. In a 5-days full immersion, Impact Hub demonstrated how Amsterdam makes social innovation manifest. Initiated by Impact Hub Florence and the government of Tuscany, the TOM project is proof…

CEO insights: How to innovate in traditional industries and create new markets

How to determine price levels, partnerships and who are your best-suited advisors? On the first day of the Investment Ready program we had an in-depth conversation with Reinier Mommaal, one of the founders and former CEO of DyeCoo Textile Systems.…

Contagious Courage: Ruben and Willem founders of Willem & Cammeraat

Willem & Cammeraat: from idea, to start-up, to growing social enterprise Professional backgrounds in the hotel and supply & logistics branches notoriously meet each other in Le Grand Croissant. Ruben Cammeraat and Willem ten Teije have come to realise their…

Program highlight: Investment Ready – Module 2

We started our joined program with Investment Ready, Stichting Doen and Hivos >>See the report below. It is exciting to follow the participating ventures. You will find here a sneak peak behind some serious impact making business! Module 2 is…

Program Highlight: Investment Ready – module 1

We started our joined program with Investment Ready, Stichting Doen and Hivos >>See the report below. It is exciting to follow the participating ventures. You will find here a sneak peak behind some serious impact making business! [View the story…

“It’s an Afriek! Foxy, smart, social change-making high fashion”

MEMBER STORY – There is a sense of admiration in the air. Condensing on the vibrant African colours and Dutch design. Starch in contrast with the grey mass of fellow suitors in the game. Is this the candidate that passes…

UNLIKELY ALLIES

Impact Hub Amsterdam is profiling extraordinary encounters between entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, the use of innovative methods to solve common social issues, and time-proven business solutions for topical problems. It’s not easy to grow collaboration between large organisations and individual entrepreneurs…

UNLIKELY ALLIES

Impact Hub Amsterdam is profiling extraordinary meetings between entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. It’s not easy to grow collaboration between large organisations and individual entrepreneurs – how can we experiment and learn together? We are curious about members who dare to look…

Disrupting the tangible: Entrepreneur Jop Blom shares his Scaling experience

 The knowledgeable and passionate Jop Blom founded a most surprising poverty fighting item. His fair fashion bracelet Shake The World, which shines light on the lack of decent work and proper work conditions for African women, has become a national…

For Africa, by Africa

The United Nations Population Division, which tracks demographic data from around the world, has recently revised its projections for what will happen in the next 90 years: Africa will see a dramatic increase in its population. A Shining Light On…