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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 Booking.com €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

How Madaga went from start-up to scale-up

The Organic Food against Climate Change Challenge is aimed at impact-driven entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Over 2 months, participants will accelerate their food businesses through an intensified collaboration with experts from Wessanen, a Dutch multinational food company with an organic focus,… Read the rest

Fashion for Good – Building communities greater than the sum of their parts

Fashion for Good is making an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, fashion and sustainability thought leaders today in Amsterdam. As a holistic and inclusive open-source initiative, Fashion for Good invites the… Read the rest

The Amsterdam City Fellowship: An accelerator for health-focused social enterprises

Are you an ambitious social entrepreneur focused on health solutions? Would you like to innovate with the City of Amsterdam? Are you ready to develop a better business model in close collaboration with experts from the Impact Hub and the… Read the rest

European Commission launches €150,000 prize to harness technological change

The 2017 Social Innovation Competition ‘Equality Rebooted’ aims to make technological change and digital transformation more inclusive. The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000. The competition is open for entries until 7 April 2017.… Read the rest

A Warm Welcome: Impact events for newcomers and refugees

One of the areas our members are positively impacting is the inclusion of newcomers and refugees in Dutch society. Learn more about recent initiatives and how you can get involved. Starters4Communities connects young entrepreneurs Starters4Communities is a network that inspires,… Read the rest

3 Ways to Fail Forward: Lessons from social entrepreneurs

Every entrepreneur runs into obstacles. They’re just not always comfortable talking about it. But at Impact Hub Amsterdam we believe that experimentation and failing forward are essential to innovative business models. As part of the 2017 edition of our Investment… Read the rest

“Over There is Over Here” #ThoughtPeace February 2017

Last fall at the IDFA film festival in Amsterdam I saw Plastic China.  This film left me – and the Impact Hub members I was with – unsettled for some time. We watched a family literally live in plastic.  And… Read the rest