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A new model for public-private partnerships

With our health-focused Amsterdam City Fellowship accelerator in full swing, its program manager, Wieke van der Zouwen, shares how the Impact Hub and City of Amsterdam found new ways to connect entrepreneurs to policy officers in a common quest to… Read the rest

Why you should attend our Art of Hosting training

How can we build the capacity and the skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world? How can we use the power of collaboration to create a better society? Change needs leaders who can collaborate effectively across sectors and ‘host‘… Read the rest

Meet the participants of our 13th Business Model Challenge

When we designed our three-month Business Model Challenge incubator, we set out to help early growth stage entrepreneurs save time and money while they develop a scaleable business model. And since 2017 the program has two tracks, Intensive and Light.… Read the rest

Meet the Amsterdam City Fellows: Start met Happen

This story is the first in a series introducing the four impact entrepreneurs taking part in the health-focused Amsterdam City Fellowship accelerator, which is part of the City of Amsterdam’s Social Entrepreneurship Program. Meet Start met Happen and its founder,… Read the rest

Masterclass Societal Transitions

Masterclass Societal Transitions 29 mei 2018 – 29 juni 2018 Do you sometimes think that societal challenges are hopelessly complex, but are you still committed to make a difference? Do you search for bridges between civil society, government and business?… Read the rest

The business of design

Hi, there! If you want to join the New Material Award Business Model Challenge pitch event at Dutch Design week, fill in this form for a chance of one of the 3 invites we have available. Keep reading to learn… Read the rest

The top 3 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… Read the rest

Meet the participants of the New Material Award Business Model Challenge

The DOEN Foundation and Impact Hub Amsterdam joined forces to co-create a one-month intensive accelerator for New Material Award-nominated designers who want to develop their innovative materials or sustainable products, which range from plant root-based textiles that can repair themselves… Read the rest

7 sustainable tourism startups to share €2 million fund

Authenticook, Awake, Backstreet Academy, Desolenator, Good Hotel, Local Alike and The Seabin Project are all ready to put their newly developed scaling plans into action after winning grants from the Booking Booster’s €2 million euro fund. The jury, which also… Read the rest

From idealism to profit: growing vegetables in vacant buildings

Impact Hub Amsterdam and consultancy firm Accenture Netherlands joined forces to co-create a Perfect Cities-themed edition of the Business Model Challenge (BMC), which helps social entrepreneurs develop a better business model. In this first collaboration, Impact Hub Amsterdam selected innovative… Read the rest

How to grow your impact together with a corporate

During the Organic Food against Climate Change programme 11 young food companies joined forces together with Wessanen to grow their business and impact. At first glance, it may look like this programme is all about new social enterprises learning from… Read the rest

Find out what impact investors want to know

On 19 May, we hosted our 2017 Demo Day, the investor forum of our Investment Ready programme, a unique 5-month, peer-to-peer driven accelerator, which consists of 12 training days supported by mentors, speakers, content experts, associates and powerful business tools.… Read the rest

Meet the entrepreneurs of the Amsterdam City Fellowship

The City of Amsterdam, in cooperation with Impact Hub Amsterdam, recently selected 9 social enterprises to take part in the Amsterdam City Fellowship. The 9 enterprises offer products or services that help solve health-related urban challenges such as excessive rainwater,… Read the rest

A cycling tour of Amsterdam’s most inspiring food startups

Food entrepreneurs have much learn from their peers and, luckily, Amsterdam has seen ambitious food startups multiplying over the recent years. Last week, Bas Gadiot, Partnerships Broker at Crosswise Works, took the participants of Wessanen’s Organic Food against Climate Change… Read the rest

Impact Hub Amsterdam and Wessanen launch sustainable food accelerator

Impact Hub Amsterdam and organic food corporate Wessanen kickstarted the Organic Foods against Climate Change challenge together with 11 sustainable food entrepreneurs. These Dutch food innovators will compete with each other and against climate change in Wessanen and Impact Hub… Read the rest

The human side of smart mobility

Originally published on the blog of Amsterdam Smart City How do we shift focus to the humans living and working at the Zuidas? What kind of people will be living and working at business district Zuidas in a few years… Read the rest

Social entrepreneurs are society’s best hope for the future

“Social entrepreneurs are society’s best hope for the future” – Road warrior and international futurist Joyce Gioia Originally published on the blog of Dutch Future Society The Dutch Future Society is part of a global network of futurists. On Friday… Read the rest

House of Eléonore wint Investment Ready Program 2017 met duurzame juwelen

House of Eléonore is door de deelnemers van het Investment Ready Program als winnaar van het accelerator-programma voor duurzame ondernemers gekozen. House of Eléonore bouwt aan een transparante, ethische en duurzame grondstofketen voor juwelen met 18k FairTrade goud en laboratory… Read the rest