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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

Opinion: ‘On how to improve transparency of the EU’

Hackathons? An unconference? Open data? Ideation? Coding? Slight bafflement is usually the response when I mention that we are involved with these things at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. We have been organising hackathons with diplomats, or… Read the rest

This is how you get the most out of a trade mission

Looking for ways to expand your business? Ever thought about broadening your horizon beyond the Netherlands? You might want to consider joining on a trade mission organised by your national or local government. A highly recommended tool used by many… Read the rest

What is Instock’s recipe for success?

Instock Turns Food Waste Into Delicious Meals Interview with Freke van Nimwegen, co-founder of Instock   By: Nadine Maarhuis – 03/03/2016   Instock puts food waste on the map in the most fun, creative, accessible and delicious way. In between… Read the rest

Start-up Visa Facilitator | City Deal: Warm Welcome Talent

START-UP & SCALE-UP VISA PERMIT   Successful start-ups in your community that want to scale up to another country? The Dutch government has made it possible for ambitious entrepreneurs to apply for a temporary residence permit for in the Netherlands. Impact… Read the rest

#Event #Space Greenchoice Selected Us For Their Information Evening

Residential solar panels are one of the most popular and effective ways to produce sustainable energy for your home and also obtain considerable savings on the energy bill.   In order to help and advise those interested in going solar… Read the rest

#SOKickoff | Eco-System Meeting Social Entrepreneurship Amsterdam

[View the story “Eco-systeem Meeting Sociaal Ondernemen Amsterdam” on Storify]… Read the rest


The online travel guide for the Conscious Urban Traveller   Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 2016 – Conscious Travel Guide is live! As locals of popular cities around the world, we give Conscious Urban Travellers great tips; starting in Amsterdam. To… Read the rest

Social Entrepreneurship Diaries Ep.2 #podcast

EP. 02 – THE HYBRID SPIRIT Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 28:09 | Size: 25,7 Mb | Recorded on March 23, 2016     All social entrepreneurship projects share one underlying characteristic: hybridity. Pursuing social goals… Read the rest

The Social Entrepreneurship Diaries – 1st episode #Podcast

The first episode of The Social Entrepreneurship Diaries is out!   This episode takes you on a journey through history, exploring the century-old roots of social entrepreneurship within the larger field of European social economy. Listen to the podcast and… Read the rest

Impact ondernemen maakt uniek

Impact ondernemen maakt uniek: Business Model Challenge #9   Heb jij een geweldig idee? Of heb je een onderneming waarmee je impact op de wereld wilt maken? Tijdens de Business Model Challenge brengen wij jouw idee of onderneming naar een getest,… Read the rest

“We help start-up entrepreneurs to focus”

An interview with Lodewijk van Thiel, Senior Associate / Lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek It is Wednesday morning around noon, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is waiting for me. Lodewijk van Thiel, having now worked at De Brauw for 3.5… Read the rest

Impact story: Shawna Snow – ‘Reckoning’

By Nadine Maarhuis Before launching a social enterprise, Shawna Snow worked as a science teacher in California. Being part of the educational field on a daily basis enabled her to discover the gaps in the current system. In order to… Read the rest

Applications are open! European Social Innovation Competition

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2016 European Social Innovation Competition, aiming to support the reception and integration of refugees and migrants in Europe, has today been launched in Amsterdam. This year, we’re looking for creative approaches that realise the… Read the rest

#Meetthetrainer | Art of Hosting 2016 | Laura

Laura on her experience with the Art of Hosting training What question has brought you to do an Art Of Hosting – Social Innovation training in the past? I’ve always been curious to understand what is our role in transforming… Read the rest

#Meetthetrainer | Art of Hosting 2016 | Mohamed

Mohammed on his experience with the Art of Hosting training     When I arrived I thought I just needed a toolbox or methodology that would provide me with a quick fIx for the problems and challenges I faced. The… Read the rest