Sustainable Food Ecosystem

The agro-food sector is one of the largest economic sectors in the Netherlands. In addition, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agro-food products worldwide. This means the choices we make here have global consequences. What if we used this position to make a real impact across the food chain and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system?

With a series of events, a community, publications and accelerator programs, we bring together entrepreneurs, investors, consumers, government, corporates, and other organisations to accelerate positive change in the food sector. Interested? Join our Food Ecosystem!


Business Model Challenge | Food

In this edition of the Business Model Challenge (BMC), we helped innovative food entrepreneurs turn their innovative ideas into a successful impact startup in just three months! We collaborated with experts, mentors, and an inspiring group of entrepreneurs working towards a more sustainable food system.

Business Model Challenge | Food & Packaging

In this edition of the Business Model Challenge (BMC), we helped entrepreneurs turn their innovative ideas into a successful impact startup in just three months! We collaborated with experts, mentors and an inspiring group of entrepreneurs working to make food and its packaging more sustainable.

Impact the Food Chain Accelerator

A successful accelerator designed for innovative startup or SME (MKB) working on making the food chain more sustainable. Our food chain accelerator helped startups strengthen their revenue models, growth strategies and impact. This all took place over the course of 13 training days and under the guidance from experts, mentors, financiers and strategic partners!

Soft-landing Program | Food

During our softlanding trip to Berlin, we helped entrepreneurs break into a new market. We introduced entrepreneurs to all the relevant local actors from the local food and impact sector, including food industry players, regulation experts, and impact investors. The program is an initiative of Impact Hub Amsterdam and Amsterdam Impact. 

Fix Your Food Hackathon

A third of all food is wasted and eating meat negatively impacts the climate. Meanwhile, food is flown all over the world and we wrap it in plastic that ends up in the oceans. Time for change! Participants turned their business ideas into a concrete business plan with an interdisciplinary team.

Organic Food Against Climate Change

Multinational food company Wessanen wants to contribute to a green future by changing the way we produce our food and by encouraging consumers to make more sustainable choices.  The organisation opened up its network and expertise to entrepreneurs that address key challenges of the global food system.


Join us at any of the following events and meet an inspiring network of people who are passionate about working together to build a new economy


Pioneers of the Short Food Chain

In this report, five cutting-edge pioneers of the short food supply chain discuss their drive and their mission. The founders of De Melkbrouwerij, Herenboeren, Boerschappen, Vokomokum & Atlantis Handelshuis use innovative, short-chain business models to build a fundamentally different system.

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Covid – 19 as a Tipping Point

Climate change. Loss of biodiversity. Famine and obesity. A national nitrogen crisis. Our current ways of food production and consumption are not sustainable. This report investigates two timely questions: how has Covid-19 impacted sustainable food entrepreneurs? And how should Impact Hb Amsterdam proceed to leverage its Food Ecosystem to accelerate the transition to a sustainable food system?

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