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Meet the sustainable entrepreneurs of 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 – “A cooperative solution for the real-time collection of ship and river data. Better performance… 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 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

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

From unexpected innovations to business models Usually, a company’s starting point is an opportunity to develop a product or service that meets a market need. For designers and artists this is seldom the case. They were trained to be inquisitive… 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 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