Impact Hub Food Ecosystem

The Dutch food chain is in need of change. Though the agro-food sector is one of the largest economic sectors in the Netherlands, it is facing considerable challenges. It is responsible for a large share of national CO2 emissions, and the landscape is suffering from a loss of biodiversity. 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 real impact across the food chain and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system?  

Through our ecosystem approach, we bring together and strengthen relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, government, and other organisations. We then create the resources necessary to spur innovation and co-creation for positive change in the food sector. Read more below and become part of our food ecosystem!

Programs

BUSINESS MODEL CHALLENGE | FOOD EDITION

OPEN for Applications! Apply by 11 September 2019 >>
Are you taking the first steps in developing a new product or business that aims to make the food chain more sustainable? During the course of this incubator program, our Impact Hub and our program partners will support you in developing your business plan, strengthening your skills and testing your product/business in our network.

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IMPACT THE FOOD CHAIN ACCELERATOR

From April 2019 to October 2019
Do you have an innovative startup or SME (MKB) that’s working on making the food chain more sustainable? Join our food chain accelerator to strengthen your revenue model, growth strategy and impact. All under the guidance from experts, mentors, financiers and strategic partners, over the course of 13 training days.

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Event calendar

18 Sep |  Film Screening: Artifishal
4 Oct | Impact the Food Chain Accelerator Demo Day
4 Oct | Report Release: Short Chain Case Studies
28 Nov | The Whole Package: Sustainable Packaging
12 Dec | Food Ecosystem Meetup
PAST EVENTS >>
18 September
Film Screening: Artifishal
An initiative by Patagonia, Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. More info & tickets >>
4 October
DEMO DAY | FOOD ACCELERATOR
*invite-only*
In our 5-month Impact the Food Chain Accelerator program, we support startups and SMEs (Dutch: MKB’s) who aim to make the food chain more sustainable. On Demo Day, 12 innovative food entrepreneurs will pitch their solutions for a more sustainable food system!

Food Membership

Coming soon! Keep an eye on this page.

Blogs

SDG MEETUP #9 | SDG 2: ZERO HUNGER

Despite huge achievements in line with the targets set out by the first Millennium Development Goals, extreme hunger and malnutrition unfortunately remain a huge barrier to development in many countries. SDG 2 focuses on ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. Read more >>

MEET THE STARTUPS | IMPACT THE FOOD CHAIN ACCELERATOR

During the 5-month Accelerator program, we will work with 12 food startups on their strategy and financial models. At the end of the program, the entrepreneurs will possess a strong plan to take their business to the next level. We proudly present the 2019 Impact the Food Chain Accelerator participants:...Read more >

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