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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… More


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… More

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… More

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… More

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… More

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… More

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… More

#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… More

“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… More

#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… More

#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… More

Duurzame projecten gezocht voor crowdfunding

Heeft u een innovatief, werkbaar idee om de wereld duurzamer en socialer te maken, maar niet genoeg geld voor een goede start? Dan is hier uw kans: enOneplanetcrowd gaan samen vier tot zes projecten begeleiden bij crowdfunding. Wat is… More

Reflections on week 6 of U.Lab Amsterdam

written by: Elena Gramatikovska ‘Don’t think about it. Feel it. Seek it with your hands’ …is pretty much where we left off last week. Well, week 6 was definitely a hands-full session. We have now steadily entered the prototyping part… More

Q&A with Frank Uffen – The Student Hotel | Dec 9 – 17:00-19:00

Join Frank Uffen – co-founder ‘The Student Hotel’ in his Q&A on international growth     Frank Uffen has been on an adventurous journey, since he was introduced to social entrepreneurship by Impact Hub Amsterdam’s co-founder Tatiana Glad. Since that… More