3 Steps Towards A Sustainable Business (and how we all benefit)

By: Bram Pauwels -8-10 min. – last updated 27 September 2015   Could it be that the current war in Syria, and the tremendous flow of migrants found its roots in climate change? Experts cite many reasons to explain the… Read the rest

Horizon Prize – Social Innovation | European Commission

Citizens to decide which challenge to be tackled with the first €2 million Social Innovation Horizon Prize The European Commission in cooperation with the European Investment Bank Institute will award a prize of €2 million to whoever can offer the… Read the rest

#Impactmaker Starters4Communities launches ‘Het Starters Lab’

Het Starters Lab! 2 SEPTEMBER 2015 BY STARTERS4COMMUNITIES Het Starters Lab is er voor jonge professionals die echt sociaal willen ondernemen en hier vol voor gaan! Jij gaat dit avontuur aan in co-creatie met andere talentvolle sociaal ondernemers in de… Read the rest

Dutch Social Entrepreneur African Clean Energy @Forbes #Impactmaker

Dutch Social Entrepreneur Works To Save Lives In Africa With High Tech Stove   “ It is a little known fact that cooking is the fourth biggest killer in the world ,”  explains Judith Joan Walker, Director and COO of… Read the rest

‘Runnen van een startup vaak onderschat’

Ondernemers onderschatten vaak wat het betekent om een startup te beginnen. Dat zegt Patrick de Zeeuw in het nieuwe Sprout Magazine dat op 3 september uitkomt. Accelerators helpen startups met werkruimte, personeel en financiering, behoeden ze voor fatale fouten en… Read the rest


Parallel aan de online U.Lab cursus organiseren het Presencing Institute, Create2connect en de Impact Hub Amsterdam wekelijkse offline, live sessie waar de deelnemers aan U.Lab 2.0 kunnen werken aan hun innovatieprojecten. In deze sessies zullen we focussen op het co-creëren… Read the rest

Kuunda 3D receives 10K funding through Impactmakers Fund

Good news: Kuunda 3D will receive funding from the Impactmakers Fund for a pilot project testing 3D printer hubs in Tanzania! Kuunda 3D was selected out of seven outstanding submissions for the summer 2015 funding round of the recently started… Read the rest

Giaura: How Space Technology Reduces CO2 On Earth

As a kid, Max always wanted to become an astronaut.   This led him to study physics and work for the European Space Agency (ESA). At the ESA, Max got involved in a project that was researching ways to recycle… Read the rest

How Micropayments and Prepaid Meters Create Reliable Water Access in Kenya

On an otherwise reasonable evening in July, over 600 people packed an auditorium in Boulder, Colorado, for the culmination of the 2015 Unreasonable Institute. They came to watch 12 ventures take the stage and present their solutions to some of… Read the rest

#Impactmaker: Adrian Silineks ‘How Sustainable Fashion Becomes the Norm’

ASADRA – The missing link between struggling designers and customers with a taste for uniqueness   By: Nadine Maarhuis, may 26, 2015   Today, I am meeting with Dana and Adrian, a vibrant young entrepreneurial duo with one goal: changing… Read the rest

5 Tips On How To Be A Tech Startup For Good

“Wake up world, wake up and stop sleeping. Open your eyes!” As I write, this song plays in the background, and I begin to wonder how such a rebellious song can end up as a top 40 radio hit. What… Read the rest

Read about #Impactmaker Scott Kenedy and OpenLabel in FastCompany

A Wikipedia-Style Digital “Label” To Tell You What’s In Every Product In The World OpenLabel hopes to open up a universe of information to make you a smarter, more conscious consumer. “The label is really kind of dead.” So says… Read the rest

Startup story: #Impactmakers Michiel & Claire

Startup story: #Impactmakers Michiel & Claire De Deelkelder: een plek waar spullen én ervaringen gedeeld kunnen worden   Door: Nadine Maarhuis, 26-05-2015 | 3-5 min.   ‘’De Deelkelder is een sociaal maatschappelijke fysieke plek in de buurt waar mensen niet… Read the rest

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