Latest updates
Latest updates

Latest updates

Stay up to date with our latest news and follow the stories that shape our industry! We’ll be sharing inspiring success stories and keep you in the loop with our newest challenges and freshest partnerships! Hear what the Impact Hub Amsterdam team has to say about the changes happening in our world, as well as special guest writers and experts from our community.

11 January

Impact Hub Amsterdam activates next level impact

As Impact Hub Amsterdam turns 12, we’ve decided to make some changes to unleash its higher potential. Our vision, when we started in 2008, was ambitious: a radically better world. In 2020 we take a stand for a fully green and inclusive economy, and draw from our long-standing work with innovators to collectively pioneer change in the mainstream: Impact Hub Amsterdam’s new level of ambition is born.
16 December

Relegating plastics in sportswear

Iron Roots© was founded in 2017, by Ashkan, Stefan & Erik, three friends that were fed up with the fact that more than 90% of all sportswear was made from plastics. When they didn't find a good alternative, they decided to take matters in our own hands.
14 December

Building the new plastics economy together

In 2015, the City of Amsterdam and Impact Hub Amsterdam started a relationship to share ideas, networks, actions and reflections to make the city’s growing social entrepreneurship ecosystem more explicit and better equipped. We are pleased to share what our partnership has accomplished and what we have learned.
8 December

Closing the Loop creates value from waste

Joost de Kluijver is al een lange tijd werkzaam in de mobiele telefonie sector. De telefoon is een icoon geworden van technologische vooruitgang, stelt hij. Met zijn bedrijf Closing the Loop voorkomt Joost dat telefoons na een aantal jaar trouwe dienst op de vuilnisbelt terechtkomen.
1 December

SDG Meetup | Gender Equality

For the fourth edition of our SDG Meetup series, organised with C-Change and SDG House, we explored gender equality, which aims to empower all women and girls around the world.
25 November

Secrets of a successful business model

As we get closer to the lucky 13th edition of our Business Model Challenge (BMC) accelerator, which already helped 270 startups develop a better business model, here’s what you can learn from the top 3 finalists of the previous BMC edition.
18 November

Building a city ecosystem for impact

In 2015, the City of Amsterdam and Impact Hub Amsterdam started a relationship to share ideas, networks, actions and reflections to make the city’s growing social entrepreneurship ecosystem more explicit and better equipped. As we reflect on three years of collaboration, we are pleased to share what our partnership has accomplished and what we have learned.
8 November

The legal challenges of circular economy

You can’t deny it: the circular economy is booming. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is our partner and gives Impact Hub members and program participants legal advice in setting up or running an impact business.
30 October

COVID-19 as a Tipping Point

We investigated how impact entrepreneurs in the food sector and their stakeholders were affected by the COVID-19 crisis and identified interventions that can accelerate the transition to a sustainable food system.
25 October

Sustainable Travels

The Young Impactmakers community hosted a Sustainable Travels event and invited impact-driven enterprises to pitch their ideas on environmentally and socially responsible ways of travelling.
18 October

SDG meetup | Inclusion

In this special SDG Meetup, we explored inclusion from the same plural perspective, through the lenses of SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 10: Reduce Inequality and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Keep reading to find out how Klabu, WelcomeApp and Meer Vrouwen in de Politiek (Dutch for ‘More Women in Politics’) contribute to achieving one or more of these SDGs.