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Beyond Polar Bears – Integrating Conscious Capital For a Circular Economy

Opinion by Mitzi László   23%. 15.6 billion euros. That’s the stock price fall the day Volkswagen sustainability scandal got uncovered. Volkswagen systematically cheated the emissions test and marketed the cars as more efficient than they really were, selling them… Read the rest

#NextHub Community Co-creation session #1 & 2

Following on last week’s first team deep dive into our new Impact Hub-to-be space at KIT, yesterday we had our first community site visit and co-creation session. In line with Impact Hub’s collaborative spacemaking philosophy and practice, it was an… Read the rest

Collaborative Spacemaking and #NextHub

On Thursday August 18th we have the first opportunity for our members to visit our new Hub-to-be location. It is always exciting to see the “before” state when a new Impact Hub exists only in one’s imagination! The beauty of… Read the rest

#Diogochallenge: Meet the finalists

The 30 Semi-finalists  Out of 1095 applications the following 30 semi-finalists were selected by the judging panel to attend the Social Innovation Academy in Berlin. The 30 semi-finalists originate from the United Kingdom to the Ukraine: 17 European Union member… Read the rest

News: 2 Impact Startups Funded by Impact Hub Community

IMPACTMAKERS FUND 15 July, Amsterdam – Two social enterprises which are members of Impact Hub’s entrepreneurial ecosystem received €7.500 impact investment through the Impactmakers Fund. The micro-loans function as an investment to start, grow and scale these impact startups that… Read the rest

5 Thought-Provoking Reads On Systemic Change

Striving for Systemic Impact: Narratives of Change and Social Entrepreneurship Do you sometimes think that societal challenges are hopelessly complex, but are you committed to make a difference? This fall DRIFT, the Transition Academy and entrepreneurial network Impact Hub Amsterdam… Read the rest

Meet & Mingle Breakfast: Refugee Company & Impact Hub Amsterdam

Meet & Mingle Breakfast: Refugee Company & Impact Hub Amsterdam By: Nadine Maarhuis   #Sub-community #Inclusion #event | On the 26th of May, I joined several Impact Hubbers that attended a Refugee Company‘s ‘meet&mingle breakfast’. Co-founder Jay Asad welcomed us… Read the rest

Why We Exist

  One of our members once said: “Impact Hub is more than a place. It is an ethos.” From the first time Impact Hub Amsterdam opened in the Westerstraat in 2008, and throughout our time here in Westerpark, to the… Read the rest

Generative Economy

In early 2007 when we were circulating our proposal for a new kind of impact-first entrepreneurship space in Amsterdam, we often spoke of the need to work towards a new economy, a generative economy. By: Tatiana Glad (co-founder, director Impact… Read the rest

Lean Leadership: An expert’s tips on lasting scale-up success

As a scale-up, it isn’t the amount of investment capital you raise that will help you stay up; it is the capacity to help your team grow along with your business. From our encounter with a critical, tool-savvy consultant, we… Read the rest

A Place Where Idealism Meets Expertise

A Place Where Idealism Meets Expertise Amsterdam has a rich history of social entrepreneurship. Platforms such as Social Enterprise NL and the Impact Hub build upon existing expertise to help social enterprises get started or grow their business.   Author:… Read the rest

5 Thought-Provoking Reads by Jan Rotmans #MCSOTRA

Do you sometimes think that societal challenges are hopelessly complex, but are you committed to make a difference? This fall DRIFT, the Transition Academy and entrepreneurial network Impact Hub Amsterdam offer a second edition of the Masterclass Societal Transitions: a… Read the rest

#EVENT #SPACE WORLDCONNECTORS ROUND TABLE

How can Worldconnectors create joint impact? On the afternoon of May 23, Impact Hub Amsterdam was chosen to host the quarterly Worldconnectors Round Table, a gathering of opinion leaders from different areas of society debating important social issues in the… Read the rest

The do’s and don’ts of a young scale-up

An interview with Thijs Jansen, co-founder of Barqo, by Nadine Maarhuis Barqo is an online sharing platform that enables private boat owners to rent out their vessels, currently stuck at the docks, to soon-to-be captains. By doing so, the enterprise… Read the rest

Social Entrepreneurship Diaries: Rethinking Community #Podcast

SE DIARIES: Rethinking Community In the social entrepreneurship sphere, everybody talks about community building and community empowerment. But what exactly is community and what makes it so desirable? Digital technologies have shattered the concept of community and are building it… Read the rest

How to Produce a Green Product Out of a Brown Company? Hint, it’s Impossible.

How to Produce a Green Product Out of a Brown Company? Hint, it’s Impossible. B Lab assesses your business conducts and creates a community for good An interview with Marcello Palazzi, co-founder of B Lab / B Corp Europe, by… Read the rest

How Starters4Communities Embarked On the Road To Success

Starters4Communities, known as S4C, believes in a better world in which societal issues are tackled by bottom up and entrepreneurial approaches. Manon Becher founded S4C to support young professionals that are struggling to find their spot in the labor market… Read the rest

Press Release: Berlin startup project the Hundert presents 100 female European startup founders

The Berlin startup project the Hundert presents 100 successful female European startup founders in its new issue Available for download on Monday, May 16: the Hundert Vol. 8 – Female Startup Founders Europe Berlin, May 13 – In its eighth… Read the rest