Arjen is an impact innovation strategist, transition expert, and B Leader with more than 15 years of experience helping companies and other organisations make strategic and practical choices towards sustainable business models that consider ethical, social and environmental values. Before becoming an independent consultant, he worked for seven years at Tony’s Chocolonely as a Chain Director and Cocoa Game Changer.LinkedIn
Pien is an independent consultant and strategic creative with a history of operating in product, brand and packaging design and expertise in many interrelated areas – from design thinking to innovation, circular economy and sustainability. Pien aims to inspire and support businesses to make a positive change. She helps companies to achieve their circularity and sustainability ambitions and teaches at TU Delft to help shape the next generation of leaders.
Susan brings over 10 years of experience in startups, venture building and corporate innovation. Her entrepreneurial mindset developed during her time as the COO and first hire of a fintech startup until its acquisition by a Dutch broker. The startup pioneered the democratization of a healthy financial future through a robo-advisor. A career in venture building for corporate clients and sustainable innovation in the financial sector followed. Susan focused on circular construction in her latest role as Innovation Manager Sustainability at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Throughout her career, Susan has always prioritized impact. She’s a board member of TEDxAmsterdam, where she founded the Impact Program that helps accelerate social and sustainable innovation.LinkedIn
Minne is an experienced financial who knows exactly what helps creative and growing businesses forward. With 20 years of work experience she quickly recognises what is going on with companies and people. She is a strong sparring partner who helps entrepreneurs to clarify their goals and processes. As a business consultant and team coach, she knows which bottlenecks arise in a growing company and how to solve them. Finance is her core and she immediately clarifies the financial consequences in considerations and strategy.
Emily is our Innovation Analyst and is continuously scouting for the latest innovations and impact-driven start-ups in the fields of Fashion, Food, Circularity and Inclusion. By connecting them with the right growth opportunities she works on the transition from the old to the new economy. She studied Communication Science at the University of Twente and completed a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on Strategy and Sustainability at the University of Amsterdam.
Maartje has been active in the fashion world for over 15+ years. She studied fashion design at the renowned university Artez and holds a master degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship. She combines her thorough fashion expertise and economic background to help clients such as OCW, ArtEZ, Erasmus Sustainability Hub, Makers Unite, Makerversity, Hudson’s Bay and Hussein Chalayan. As Impact Innovation Advisor at Impact Hub Amsterdam Maartje is responsible for sharing innovation insights, guidance in making the best match possible, advice in innovation/corporate collaborations and support in pilots. With her understanding of the (sustainable) fashion world and her on the ground experience of entrepreneurship, Maartje is an important spider in the web in all our fashion related projects.LinkedIn
Gabriella is our Innovate analyst and connects clients with the latest innovations. She studied sustainable development in Uppsala (Sweden) and political communication in Amsterdam and loves to transform tricky research findings to clear trends, insights and opportunities.LinkedIn
Innovation Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, part of the international worldwide impact network, with a diverse track record in consultancy, corporates, SME and as an entrepreneur. For 5 years, Evan managed SyncVR, a Health Tech company focussed on improving patients’ lives through Virtual Reality. He previously worked at Slimmer AI, a venture studio that co-builds and invests in new ventures with innovative founders, and he worked as a startup trainer and coach for the city of Amsterdam. From his expertise and hands-on background, Evan supports businesses in becoming (more) impact driven, through pragmatic and hands-on impact innovation services. Creating an impact through innovation has become the baseline of his life and thus of his clients.LinkedIn
You might know Simone from the many projects she initiated within the Dutch startup ecosystem, helping founders grow their business, and more specifically, connecting with capital. Within Impact Hub, Simone helps companies to start their sustainability journey, find meaningful connections to spark new business, and she is leading one of our longer-term projects, the CIRCO Hub North-Holland, to activate companies in the transition towards the circular economy.
Charley is an innovate specialist at Impact Hub Amsterdam. She scouts the best solutions on a daily basis, inspires clients and is a strong strategic thinker for impact. Her expertise has been built up by working together with corporates as IKEA, Google, Cartier to startups and the City of Amsterdam. Before she fell in love with Innovation, she performed several communication roles and strategic advisory. Charley studied Environmental studies and communications at the University of Amsterdam and Wageningen. This unique combination of innovation and entrepreneurial knowledge and hands-on strategic & communication experience helps clients to navigate through the impact landscape and turn problems into opportunities.
Daniëlle has a passion for both business operations and HR. Being able to combine the two into her role allows her to keep a helicopter view on operations. Danielle focuses on HR processes, finance, and ensuring we use the most efficient tooling out there. She keeps everything running behind the scenes, and that boosts her energy!LinkedIn
Etienne is our Graphic Designer. He studied Design & Advertising in Paris and Edinburgh has a real knack for digital communications. He likes to tell stories through his work – preferably as part of a creative campaign. He loves to think outside the box, and is always eager to learn new things.LinkedIn
Ilse is director of Impact Hub the Netherlands, she guides more than 100+ companies a year on topics such as innovation, impact transformation, and systemic change. Ilse studied Social Psychology and she holds a Master degree in International Development. From her role as energy consultant she transitioned into developing growth programs for impact startups, scouting the best innovations and today Ilse actively helps hundreds of midsize and large businesses become more sustainable through innovation.
With an MSc in anthropology and over 15 years of experience Manon heads up our Innovation and Acceleration department. She leads the development, implementation, and facilitation of our innovation & acceleration programs and has a deep understanding of impact investing, startups, impact entrepreneurship, and strategy. Also she is a driving force behind our ecosystems, which she builds to support entrepreneurs who are laying the foundations for a sustainable economy.LinkedIn
Sabrina keeps a watchful eye on our financials and ensures everything is in its place for reports, analyses, and audits. She has deep knowledge of our software systems, which she uses to make our processes more modern and efficient. Her goal is to make Impact Hub Amsterdam a paperless business ASAP!LinkedIn
Vincent works on our growth strategy, digital marketing, and product development. He’s a pragmatic problem solver with a T-shaped skill set, allowing him to support the team in many different ways. Vincent is always looking for solutions to optimize team efficiency and his ability to identify and implement these solutions has made him an valuable member of the team. In his free time, he enjoys bouldering and working on his many passion projects.LinkedIn
Vice President of Finance at Coyote Logistics, David is a passionate all-round CFO with expertise in building and optimising the finance, tax, legal and HR functions in various stages of a company’s lifecycle: from start-up through scale-up to maturity, privately owned or backed by external or corporate investors.LinkedIn
Enver, Managing Director of Chocolatemakers, has over 10 years of sustainable chocolate manufacturing, 11 years of (green) building experience, as well as 6 years of sustainable product development in tourism & leisure industry. He also has impressively varied experience helping small scale sustainable innovations as well as large scale city transitions to sustainability.LinkedIn
Jeroen is an independent consultant with a passion for brands, strategy, innovation and understanding human behaviour, focusing on brands and companies that are looking for real change and positive impact.LinkedIn
Leontine, CEO and Director of The Terrace, believes business and brands are the best agents to create positive change. She believes that positioning needs purpose as people like to connect to brands that share the same beliefs as themselves. In her work Leontine demonstrates a knack for meaningful marketing.
Liesbeth is a mentor on our Food Acceleration Programme and Director of Bites We Love: healthy nut-based snacks in six flavours, wrapped in colourfully designed bioplastic packaging. Each portion contains only natural ingredients and always your DRI of nuts.LinkedIn
Marcel is a mentor for our Investment Ready Program and scaling programs. He has spent over 12 years in the telecoms industry, building new businesses, opening up new markets, developing new services and business models around the world. For 6 years, Marcel has worked in the IT hardware business, turning a market laggard into a billion dollar market leader in EMEA and boosting profits for all its business partners.LinkedIn
With more than 20 years experience in the Online Travel, Hospitality & Tourism industry – of which 16 years was spent taking Booking.com from startup to global leader – Marielle is a global business and people developer with experience in the full lifecycle of the business. She is skilled in scaling fast growing organisations, developing successful businesses & strategic partnerships and leading & developing high-performing global cross-functional and cross-regional teams.LinkedIn
Niels is a passionate marketing professional with experience in food, category management, product management and trade and shopper marketing. He has gained this experience from different perspectives, namely retail, food service and producer. In addition, he was very closely involved in the development and execution of a start-up in retail for several years and is one of our start-up mentors at Impact Hub.
Niki, from Due North Consultancy, believes the future of most businesses is about people, creativity and using data and tech to create impact. Connecting the left and right brain is essential for any organisation or person. Niki helps shape the potential future of organisations, as well as a better future for our planet.LinkedIn
One of our longstanding Investment Ready Programme mentors, Reinier founded CleanBridge: the “bridge” between new and disruptive (clean) technologies and their markets. Reinier is also a member on the board of the Smart Circle Foundation, an independent platform, funded by companies, centres of expertise and networking organizations that share the conviction that the latest in green innovations and ground breaking scientific research must be promoted globally, thus informing and inspiring a large audience worldwide.LinkedIn
As The Startup Coach © Jasper helps social entrepreneurs to set bold aspirations, build teams, grow their business and be a force for good. So far he has coached over 300 founders and CEOs of startups across multiple industries (e.g. travel, plastics, happiness, healthcare, culture) and geographies (e.g. Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, US).LinkedIn
Jeroen is a strategy, monitoring, evaluation, learning, and narration professional focused on impact entrepreneurs. He believes that purpose-driven organisations – and the impact ecosystem at large – will excel when the art of articulating and narrating outcomes becomes a common, accessible, and affordable practice.LinkedIn
Tijmen has helped creative entrepreneurs become business-savvy for many years. It drives him nuts that simple things can hold back so much creativity. Good work for the right reasons makes the world a better place. He graduated in physics, became a business consultant, started a university,, is an Art of Hosting practitioner, and an emotional brainiac. Tijmen is curious, self-aware, and easily excited by the boring things.LinkedIn
Sheila gives pitch workshops using the Best3Minutes Methodology©. She is the co-author of “Zet jezelf op de kaart,” in which she helps people get to the next level, by having a thorough look at how they present themselves.LinkedIn
Tatiana Glad is an entrepreneur, sustainability practitioner, and change strategist working across sectors and cultures. She has a focus on impact entrepreneurship, urban innovation, sustainable business, and the next generation. She is co-founder and director of Impact Hub Amsterdam, co-founder of Waterlution, and chair emeritus of the global Impact Hub Board. With an MSc in Responsible Business Practice, Tatiana sees enterprise as a vehicle for social change.LinkedIn