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 is part of the Innovate team. With a wide range of different experiences in innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship in the fashion and creative industries, she is a true connector. Understanding and supporting the dynamics between different stakeholders and working with likeminded people to strive for the same purpose. Besides that, Maartje likes to create order in complex systems and is always open for new challenges.LinkedIn
Gabriella is our Innovate support 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
Marjolijn is our Marketing Creative. She studied Lifestyle & Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and started a MSc in Environmental Resources Management in Amsterdam. She is driven by creating impactful concepts and communications and she is always curious about new trends that can contribute to sustainable development.LinkedIn
Evan leads our Activate team. Here he helps companies to propel in the direction of sustainability and help them to grow into the impact world. With his business background and innovation mindset, plus and thorough experience of setting up a company himself (SyncVR, a Health Tech company focussed on improving patients lives through Virtual Reality) he understands how to leverage entrepreneurship and innovation to create a more sustainable world. Whether you are completely new in the impact field or already touched base, Evan is your right hand in navigating and growing in the impact world.LinkedIn
Hidde is driven by community building and serving others to create a better environment for all. Originally coming from hospitality, the step towards creating impactful communities to facilitate a more inclusive and sustainable society became his passion and felt natural. Hidde is holding our community of startups, scale-ups, SMEs and large organisations and connects them effortlessly to business opportunities, peers, patners and all that makes more impact. Feel free to reach out to him anytime!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.
As a Specialist in the Innovate team, Charley bridges the old and new economies: she helps the innovations of the new economy scale, and established companies collaborate with them to become more sustainable in less time. With a degree from Wageningen University, food is her favourite topic, but Charley is as happy solving innovation challenges in circular and sustainable material & resource use.LinkedIn
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
An experienced marketeer in the creative and startup fields, Henrike develops our marketing strategy and ensures our communication efforts stay up to scratch. Creating crossovers, partnerships, and effective communications, she expands Impact Hub Amsterdam’s network and makes sure that pioneers, change makers, thought leaders, and new partners get to know Impact Hub Amsterdam.LinkedIn
Ilse leads our Innovation Sourcing team, which scouts promising participants and innovative solutions for acceleration programs, challenges, and investors. Having identified hundreds of starting and growing impact enterprises, Ilse knows a diamond in the rough when she sees one! Through a thorough selection and matchmaking process, she assesses each venture’s potential for success as well as possible pitfalls. Ilse has an MSc in International Development Studies and also runs her own business in cutting out plastic waste from products.LinkedIn
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
Margot coordinates innovation and acceleration programs at the Hub. She gets really excited about challenges. All kinds! And although her skills vary from creative design, business innovation and facilitation, it boils down to one thing. She wants her work to create a positive impact and looks forward to help you create products or services that do the same.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 is responsible for the daily hospitality operations in our space and plays a key role in hosting our (digital) events. He has the knowledge and experience to turn an offline event to online event. A quick and pragmatic thinker with a love for anything tech-related.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