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Community-based Entrepreneurship: Creating value propositions or valuable relationships?

The era of outsiders deciding what’s good for communities is over. The new paradigm is all about participatory processes and co-creation. When you fill in a funding request form, you’re often asked ‘How will this initiative be sustained’? The easy… Read the rest

#NextHub Moving in a Hub-Way

Our upcoming move from the Westerpark to the Oosterpark is not just a move of furniture or mailing address, it is the short of our community and offerings to a next level. Moving a Community of 250+ social entrepreneurs and… Read the rest

Capital Impact – Interview Tatiana Glad #ACWAMS

TATIANA GLAD: “IT IS QUITE AN EXCITING TIME TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR” In Amsterdam, social startups pop up like mushrooms, and more and more of them manage to attract investments. If there is one person able to reflect on the… Read the rest

#NextHub Shaping the Space for Real Needs

This is the fun part! It’s a chance for our team to come together and imagine our Next Hub… what if we could change that? what if we could do this? It’s also a chance for the space to speak… Read the rest

Join us at our Awards Ceremony on 27 October #DiogoChallenge

We’re at an exciting stage of the European Social Innovation Competition and are pleased to invite you to the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on 27 October where the three winners of €50,000 will be announced! The Ceremony marks the culmination… Read the rest

Beyond Polar Bears – Integrating Conscious Capital For a Circular Economy

Opinion by Mitzi László   23%. 15.6 billion euros. That’s the stock price fall the day Volkswagen sustainability scandal got uncovered. Volkswagen systematically cheated the emissions test and marketed the cars as more efficient than they really were, selling them… Read the rest

#NextHub Community Co-creation session #1 & 2

Following on last week’s first team deep dive into our new Impact Hub-to-be space at KIT, yesterday we had our first community site visit and co-creation session. In line with Impact Hub’s collaborative spacemaking philosophy and practice, it was an… Read the rest

Collaborative Spacemaking and #NextHub

On Thursday August 18th we have the first opportunity for our members to visit our new Hub-to-be location. It is always exciting to see the “before” state when a new Impact Hub exists only in one’s imagination! The beauty of… Read the rest

#Diogochallenge: Meet the finalists

The 30 Semi-finalists  Out of 1095 applications the following 30 semi-finalists were selected by the judging panel to attend the Social Innovation Academy in Berlin. The 30 semi-finalists originate from the United Kingdom to the Ukraine: 17 European Union member… Read the rest

It is time to move to our next level. #NextHub

From Westerpark to Oosterpark! “Dear Members of our Community As many of you have patiently witnessed over the past 8 months, we have scoured the city for your next Hub, visited more than 80 buildings in rain and shine, been… Read the rest

News: 2 Impact Startups Funded by Impact Hub Community

IMPACTMAKERS FUND 15 July, Amsterdam – Two social enterprises which are members of Impact Hub’s entrepreneurial ecosystem received €7.500 impact investment through the Impactmakers Fund. The micro-loans function as an investment to start, grow and scale these impact startups that… Read the rest

5 Thought-Provoking Reads On Systemic Change

Striving for Systemic Impact: Narratives of Change and Social Entrepreneurship 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… Read the rest

Meet & Mingle Breakfast: Refugee Company & Impact Hub Amsterdam

Meet & Mingle Breakfast: Refugee Company & Impact Hub Amsterdam By: Nadine Maarhuis   #Sub-community #Inclusion #event | On the 26th of May, I joined several Impact Hubbers that attended a Refugee Company‘s ‘meet&mingle breakfast’. Co-founder Jay Asad welcomed us… Read the rest

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