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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

#SOKickoff | Eco-System Meeting Social Entrepreneurship Amsterdam

[View the story “Eco-systeem Meeting Sociaal Ondernemen Amsterdam” on Storify]… Read the rest


The online travel guide for the Conscious Urban Traveller   Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 2016 – Conscious Travel Guide is live! As locals of popular cities around the world, we give Conscious Urban Travellers great tips; starting in Amsterdam. To… Read the rest

“It’s an Afriek! Foxy, smart, social change-making high fashion”

MEMBER STORY – There is a sense of admiration in the air. Condensing on the vibrant African colours and Dutch design. Starch in contrast with the grey mass of fellow suitors in the game. Is this the candidate that passes… Read the rest

Social Entrepreneurship Diaries Ep.2 #podcast

EP. 02 – THE HYBRID SPIRIT Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 28:09 | Size: 25,7 Mb | Recorded on March 23, 2016     All social entrepreneurship projects share one underlying characteristic: hybridity. Pursuing social goals… Read the rest

#Interview: Pascale Moreau – Sustainable Apparel Coalition

When we hear the expression “achieving scale”, thoughts of big, bold international brands come to mind. But the non-profit Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is looking to use that same term with those same brands in order to achieve its own… Read the rest

#Interview: Wendelien Hebly – Yoni

By Jeff Funekotter We recently sat down for a discussion with one of the pioneers (ok, THE pioneer) of the EU Benisi and Scaling program at the Impact Hub Amsterdam.   In early 2015, Wendelien Hebly, along with her business… Read the rest