Impact Hub Circularity Ecosystem

Only 9 per cent of the global economy is currently circular, while adopting circular principles now could bring Europe net benefits of EUR 1,8 trillion and carbon emission reductions of 450 million tonnes by 2030. That is why Impact Hub Amsterdam hosts events, builds communities, and runs acceleration programs around circularity. Through our Investment Ready Program, for example, more than EUR 10 million has already been invested in circular startups. To further accelerate the transition from a linear to a circular economy, we work together with partners such as ING foundation, provincie Noord-Holland, and CIRCL.

In our Circular Ecosystem, we bring together and strengthen relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, government, and other organisations. Together, we spur innovation and co-create a circular economy. If you are also working on the transition towards a circular economy, join our Ecosystem!



OPEN for Applications! Apply by 23 September 2019 >>
During our Investment Ready Program, we support sustainable and circular entrepreneurs who have scalable solutions to global challenges. Over the course of five months, twelve selected startups work on their strategy, financial model, and team, with the aim of developing a strong funding plan to grow their business. The grand finale? A business pitch to a room of potential investors. Read more & apply >>

Featured Events

5 November
Circulair Noord-Holland | ecosystem meetup
In collaboration with the provincial government of Noord-Holland, we host a biannual Circular Ecosystem Meetup. We'll take the time to map out what a circular economy means for local SMEs and how best to collaborate to achieve it. The Circular Sounding Board takes the lead and will take care of the meetup's agenda. All Noord-Holland-based entrepreneurs are welcome! Read more (in Dutch) >>


21 November
During The Impact Days, we'll dive into something almost inherent to impact making but often diplomatically untalked about: the blunders, the bombs, the backfires. During Fail Forward, we invite impact entrepreneurs to share what they learned from what went wrong. Get inspired by the speakers and overcome your least successful experiences! Read more >>



The provincial government of Noord-Holland is dedicated to the transition to a circular economy, and believes collaboration is key. They are on a mission to reduce the destruction of resources by 50% by 2030, and to establish a province-wide circular economy by 2050. Our partnership means that we are hosting circular impact makers and brokering connections across the province to accelerate impact.


Based on the success of our own community-building over the years, we were invited in to help Circl - ABN AMRO’s circular economy pavilion in south Amsterdam - design and carry out a community engagement strategy. This started with co-design sessions in late 2018 and shared public programming during Circular Week in early 2019.



The 2018-2019 edition of Impact Hub Amsterdam’s Investment Ready Program (IRP) was won by Jack Bean! Entrepreneurs Mathijs Huis in ’t Veld and Pepijn Schmeink aim to ease the transition towards a more plant-based diet with their plant-based fast cuisine concept. Their business is one of the 12 circular startups participating in our five-month Investment Ready accelerator program. We asked Jack Bean and fellow participants Noor Buur (Soop) and Tynke van den Heuvel (Studio Wae) to share their experience....Read more >


We are creating a circular ecosystem for the province of Noord-Holland, in collaboration with the provincial government. The administration is on a mission to reduce the destruction of resources by 50% by 2030, and to establish a circular province by 2050. To reach these goals, we are building up a network of parties that stimulate and reinforce each other: an ecosystem. At the core is the Circular Sounding Board (Dutch: Circulaire Klankbordgroep): a group of 15 local entrepreneurs who represent a larger entrepreneurial community and attach value to collaboration. Meet the members in this blog (Dutch) >>

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