A partnership between the City of Amsterdam and Impact Hub the Netherlands.
In 2015, the City of Amsterdam and Impact Hub the Netherlands started a relationship to share ideas, networks, actions and reflections to make the city’s growing social entrepreneurship ecosystem more explicit and better equipped.
Amsterdam Impact, the City of Amsterdam’s Action Program for Social Entrepreneurship 2015-2018 engaged stakeholders in adding value to the city and to each other. Social entrepreneurs and the startups they founded, civil servants, capital providers, big and small business, as well as advocacy and expert institutions have all contributed to Amsterdam’s evolution as an impact-positive city.
As we reflect on three years of collaboration, we are pleased to share what our partnership has accomplished and what we have learned.
Read the full publication here.
Some key lessons learned through our collaboration include:
Going forward, we plan to engage more players and deepen connections, as well as to involve bottom-up initiatives with the potential to grow into social enterprises and corporates that want to make the switch to the impact economy. Our model for good collaboration is an ongoing living practice, and we believe is useful learning for other municipal departments and levels of government in collaborating with social enterprises.