Start, grow, scale and make an impact 

Impact Hub Amsterdam offers a unique acceleration trajectory, designed to help impact entrepreneurs at the most crucial stages of their development start, grow and scale their business and make positive impact in The Netherlands and beyond. In addition to our in-house programs, we collaborate with corporate, governmental and nonprofit clients to co-design customized accelerators across multiple sectors and impact areas.  

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Go from idea to startup

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BUSINESS MODEL CHALLENGE

March 2018 – June 2018

Application deadline: 10 March 2018

Do you have a brilliant business idea for a better world? Join our Business Model Challenge to turn your idea into a scalable business model!

Together with experts from organisations such as Accenture, we will teach you the growth techniques used by the nearly 300 startups we incubated to date.

Ready for takeoff? Apply and build your business in 3 months!

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Grow your business

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Investment Ready Program

12 January 2018 – 25 May

Application deadline: 3 December 2017!

During this 5-month accelerator sponsored by ING we’ll help you review your business model, strategy and team and craft a funding plan to grow your sustainable business.

At the program’s concluding Demo Day, you’ll pitch your plan to our network of impact investors for a chance to join the ranks of alumni who have raised more than 8 million euro.

Looking for the right investor? Learn to think like one!

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Scaling

Scaling programs and services

We offer our scaling services and expertise as part of programs such as the Booking Booster, Booking.com’s sustainable tourism accelerator, and on a bespoke basis for innovative impact scaleups.

Our successul Impact Hub Scaling program, which we run together with 7 other Impact Hubs, concluded in June 2016 and helped scale 100 enterprises, including our members Instock, Moyee, OnePlanetCrowd and Yoni.

Aiming for world domination? Fill in the form at the bottom of this page and use ‘I’m ready to scale’ as a subject line.

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Go from idea to startup

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New Material Award Challenge

In this incubator co-created with the DOEN Foundation, we help 12 designers nominated for the prestigious New Material Award with developing business plans for their innovative products.

And to ensure they can get their designs out there, we boost their knowledge of strategy, finance, legal, production, branding, and impact measurement.

Want to meet the next generation of makers at Dutch Design Week?

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Amsterdam City Fellowship

With this accelerator we help facilitate collaboration between impact entrepreneurs and the City of Amsterdam. The aim of this close cooperation is to co-create and implement innovative solutions to health-related urban challenges.

In this 8-month program, which runs until December 2017, impact entrepreneurs develop their innovative products / services and receive expert guidance and mentoring from the municipality and Impact Hub’s extensive networks.

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Grow your business

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Organic Food Against Climate Change

Multinational food company Wessanen wants to contribute to a green future by changing the way we produce our food and by encouraging consumers to make more sustainable choices.

This is why, in addition to offering a 97% vegetarian range, Wessanen decided to collaborate with Impact Hub and open up its network and expertise to entrepreneurs that address key challenges of the global food system.

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Scale internationally

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Booking Booster

As the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, Booking.com wanted to give its customers the best experience in every destination they travel to.

So the company partnered with our Impact Hub network to co-create an intensive three-week accelerator that aims to turn tourism into a force for good by improving the sustainability of destinations through cultural heritage, environment and inclusive business.

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BENISI

Building a European Network of Incubators for Social Innovation (BENISI)

We worked together with a cluster of Impact Hubs to build a European network of incubators capable of identifying impactful social innovations – new entrepreneurial solutions to Europe’s most pressing social and environmental needs – and of helping them to scale successfully across the continent.