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Why We Exist

  One of our members once said: “Impact Hub is more than a place. It is an ethos.” From the first time Impact Hub Amsterdam opened in the Westerstraat in 2008, and throughout our time here in Westerpark, to the… Read the rest

Generative Economy

In early 2007 when we were circulating our proposal for a new kind of impact-first entrepreneurship space in Amsterdam, we often spoke of the need to work towards a new economy, a generative economy. By: Tatiana Glad (co-founder, director Impact… Read the rest

Lean Leadership: An expert’s tips on lasting scale-up success

As a scale-up, it isn’t the amount of investment capital you raise that will help you stay up; it is the capacity to help your team grow along with your business. From our encounter with a critical, tool-savvy consultant, we… Read the rest

A Place Where Idealism Meets Expertise

A Place Where Idealism Meets Expertise Amsterdam has a rich history of social entrepreneurship. Platforms such as Social Enterprise NL and the Impact Hub build upon existing expertise to help social enterprises get started or grow their business.   Author:… Read the rest

5 Thought-Provoking Reads by Jan Rotmans #MCSOTRA

Do you sometimes think that societal challenges are hopelessly complex, but are you committed to make a difference? This fall DRIFT, the Transition Academy and entrepreneurial network Impact Hub Amsterdam offer a second edition of the Masterclass Societal Transitions: a… Read the rest


How can Worldconnectors create joint impact? On the afternoon of May 23, Impact Hub Amsterdam was chosen to host the quarterly Worldconnectors Round Table, a gathering of opinion leaders from different areas of society debating important social issues in the… Read the rest

The do’s and don’ts of a young scale-up

An interview with Thijs Jansen, co-founder of Barqo, by Nadine Maarhuis Barqo is an online sharing platform that enables private boat owners to rent out their vessels, currently stuck at the docks, to soon-to-be captains. By doing so, the enterprise… Read the rest

Social Entrepreneurship Diaries: Rethinking Community #Podcast

SE DIARIES: Rethinking Community In the social entrepreneurship sphere, everybody talks about community building and community empowerment. But what exactly is community and what makes it so desirable? Digital technologies have shattered the concept of community and are building it… Read the rest

How to Produce a Green Product Out of a Brown Company? Hint, it’s Impossible.

How to Produce a Green Product Out of a Brown Company? Hint, it’s Impossible. B Lab assesses your business conducts and creates a community for good An interview with Marcello Palazzi, co-founder of B Lab / B Corp Europe, by… Read the rest

How Starters4Communities Embarked On the Road To Success

Starters4Communities, known as S4C, believes in a better world in which societal issues are tackled by bottom up and entrepreneurial approaches. Manon Becher founded S4C to support young professionals that are struggling to find their spot in the labour market… Read the rest

Press Release: Berlin startup project the Hundert presents 100 female European startup founders

The Berlin startup project the Hundert presents 100 successful female European startup founders in its new issue Available for download on Monday, May 16: the Hundert Vol. 8 – Female Startup Founders Europe Berlin, May 13 – In its eighth… Read the rest

Opinion: ‘On how to improve transparency of the EU’

Hackathons? An unconference? Open data? Ideation? Coding? Slight bafflement is usually the response when I mention that we are involved with these things at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. We have been organising hackathons with diplomats, or… Read the rest

This is how you get the most out of a trade mission

Looking for ways to expand your business? Ever thought about broadening your horizon beyond the Netherlands? You might want to consider joining on a trade mission organised by your national or local government. A highly recommended tool used by many… Read the rest

What is Instock’s recipe for success?

Instock Turns Food Waste Into Delicious Meals Interview with Freke van Nimwegen, co-founder of Instock   By: Nadine Maarhuis – 03/03/2016   Instock puts food waste on the map in the most fun, creative, accessible and delicious way. In between… Read the rest

Start-up Visa Facilitator | City Deal: Warm Welcome Talent

START-UP & SCALE-UP VISA PERMIT   Successful start-ups in your community that want to scale up to another country? The Dutch government has made it possible for ambitious entrepreneurs to apply for a temporary residence permit for in the Netherlands. Impact… Read the rest

#Event #Space Greenchoice Selected Us For Their Information Evening

Residential solar panels are one of the most popular and effective ways to produce sustainable energy for your home and also obtain considerable savings on the energy bill.   In order to help and advise those interested in going solar… Read the rest

#Interview: Huib van der Gijspaarden – Koneksie

By: Nadine Maarhuis Right out of high school, Huib became an entrepreneur. At the age of 29, he decided to get a degree after all. He chose development economics, because he felt the urge to contribute to societal problems: ‘’Just… Read the rest