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How the UvA supports our Investment Ready startups

For our Investment Ready Program, which helps circular and sustainable startups find the right investors, we collaborate with multiple partners, including the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Sustainable Business Models course of the MSc in Business Administration. Read this interview with… Read the rest

How BCG supports our Investment Ready Program startups

For our Investment Ready Program, which helps circular and sustainable startups find the right investors, we collaborate with multiple partners, including The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Read this interview with BCG Principal Stef van Hout to find out how BCG… Read the rest

Meet the participants of the Business Model Challenge #15

The Business Model Challenge (BMC) is our incubator program for entrepreneurs who want to solve big issues with business. During three months, we will help them turn their innovative ideas into successful impact startups. From mushrooms grown from coffee grounds… Read the rest

Why impact entrepreneurs need creativity

Many impact entrepreneurs inadvertently structure their projects in ways that undermine their ideal outcomes and often lead to dead ends. Magenta Studios have helped thousands of leaders overcome this challenge while doing transformative work in areas such as sustainability, climate… Read the rest

NEW | Our first SDG Meetup explores SDG #12

In September we launched our monthly SDG Meetup in collaboration with SDG House and C-Change. For each Meetup we focus on one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and invite entrepreneurs, innovators and knowledge partners to share lessons learned from working toward… Read the rest

Find out what investors want to know

The next edition of our Investment Ready Program is coming up! The Investment Ready Program is a 5-month peer-to-peer driven accelerator sponsored by ING, during which we help participants review their business model, strategy and team and craft a funding… Read the rest

Meet the participants of our 14th Business Model Challenge

Get to know the 14th Business Model Challenge’s participants For full-time program, we collaborated with our partners Accenture on the theme Skills to Succeed. Our aim was to prepare the next generation to thrive in the new economy. Our part-time… Read the rest

Meet the winners of Investment Ready 2018

CoVadem and Nerdalize were chosen by the other nine participants as winners of our fifth Investment Ready accelerator for sustainable startups looking for funding to match their growth ambitions. Both startups will receive extra support from partners ING, De Brauw… Read the rest

Introducing the new Impact Hub Community App

Want to connect to more than 17,000 Impact Hub members in over 100 locations around the world? All you have to do is hop aboard our brand new global Impact Hub Community App! What can you do with the Community… Read the rest

Meet the startups: Plastic Free Ocean Accelerator

With plastic waste entering the ocean at a rate of 1 garbage truck per minute, it’s time to act. WWF and Impact Hub Amsterdam joined forces to support innovative startups that develop solutions to reduce plastic pollution and the leakage… Read the rest

Coaching impact entrepreneurs with Accenture

For our 14th Business Model Challenge (BMC), we are collaborating with our partners Accenture on the theme of Skills to Succeed. With this special edition, Impact Hub and Accenture aim to prepare the next generation to thrive in the new… Read the rest

Meet the startups in our 2018 Investment Ready Program

From a fashion library to furniture made of fished plastic and water heated by servers, say hello to our 2018 Investment Ready Program participants CoVadem | Winner CoVadem’s big data tool offers smart river monitoring – such as water depth… Read the rest

Grow your startup from your new Impact Hub team desk!

Want to grow your business and positive impact? Ready to make change happen in Amsterdam and beyond? Need an inspiring co-working space? Well, good news: we have an awesome team desk for you! The desk is available for 4 people… Read the rest

Meet the Amsterdam City Fellowship winners VraagApp

This story is the second in a series introducing the three winners of the health-focused Amsterdam City Fellowship accelerator, which is part of the City of Amsterdam’s Social Entrepreneurship Program. Watch the video below to meet Frank Schalken, founder of… Read the rest

Solve EU Social Challenges

Impact Hub Amsterdam is working with Meta Group, EBN and the Impact Hub network across Europe to host the EU Social Challenges Platform, which boosts marketable solutions with clear social benefits by matching ‘challenge owners’ – organisations with problems to… Read the rest

What corporates can learn from impact enterprises

Before joining Impact Hub’s Acceleration Programs team, Evan van der Holst contributed to PwC Nederland’s recent publication on what and how mainstream business can learn from successful social enterprises. For this paper, Evan drew from his award-winning MA thesis, for … Read the rest

BinBang: closing waste loops

Meet BinBang CEO and co-founder Anja Cheriakova, who took part in the 2017 edition of our Investment Ready Program, our five-month peer learning-based accelerator for scalable solutions to global sustainability challenges. Read on to find out how Investment Ready helped… Read the rest

How the Art of Hosting can help you innovate

With our Art of Hosting training in November fast approaching, we asked Maria Scordialos, who is one the initiators of this leadership practice and part of our core training team, to share why the Art of Hosting is necessary in… Read the rest