Inclusion Ecosystem

In nature, the most resilient ecosystems are the ones that are most diverse. Our society is just another ecosystem. Impact Hub’s overall mission is to solve challenges in our society through entrepreneurial action. Our work on the Inclusion Ecosystem takes our mission one step further: to ensure that these entrepreneurial and innovative solutions have a positive impact for all. This means that entrepreneurial communities, companies, governments, and NGOs should represent and reflect all of society, not just a select few.

In our Inclusion Ecosystem, we run programmes, organise events, and bring parties together to make a positive impact on immigration, (refugee) integration, discrimination, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality, disability, or poverty, for example. See what’s on below and become part of the ecosystem!


Boost je Buurt

Apply by 24 Feb 2021
Amsterdam Impact is calling on impact entrepreneurs from Amsterdam to join the neighbourhood challenge Boost je Buurt! The prize: 3-4 winners from each city district will be able to take part in an incubator programme by Impact Hub Amsterdam. They also have a chance of winning an additional development budget of € 2,500, € 5,000,…

Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

An international entrepreneurship program that drives change by empowering female impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006 by Cartier, the program is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge

Apply by 8 March 2021
We’re scouting for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge for the third year running! The global program aims to support entrepreneurial startup and scaleup-stage businesses run by BIPOC entrepreneurs who are developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion.   

De Uitdaging

DE UITDAGING (The Challenge) is organized by Impact Hub Amsterdam and the City of Amsterdam. It’s an intensive 3-month program in which you strengthen your business model, develop your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to collaborate efficiently with the Municipality of Amsterdam (in Dutch).

Amsterdam City Fellowship

In this 8-month program, which ran until December 2017, impact entrepreneurs develop their innovative products / services and receive expert guidance and mentoring from the municipality and Impact Hub’s extensive networks.


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


1 December

SDG Meetup | Gender Equality

For the fourth edition of our SDG Meetup series, organised with C-Change and SDG House, we explored gender equality, which aims to empower all women and girls around the world.
18 October

SDG meetup | Inclusion

In this special SDG Meetup, we explored inclusion from the same plural perspective, through the lenses of SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 10: Reduce Inequality and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Keep reading to find out how Klabu, WelcomeApp and Meer Vrouwen in de Politiek (Dutch for ‘More Women in Politics’) contribute to achieving one or more of these SDGs.