Impact Hub Inclusion Ecosystem

In nature, the most diverse ecosystems are the most resilient. Our society is just another ecosystem and the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we survive and thrive.

Impact Hub’s overall mission is to solve societal challenges through entrepreneurial action. Our work on strengthening 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 our entrepreneurial communities, companies, governments and NGOs should represent and reflect all of society, not just a select few.

Within the inclusion ecosystem, various topics are part of the conversation, such as immigration, (refugee) integration, discrimination, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality, disability, and poverty. When it comes to diversity and inclusion, many discussions about it are still in the dark. This is why the inclusion event calendar this autumn will boost events about #entrepreneurialsupport as well as #hostingdialogue. Only by practicing dialogue, we can strengthen the muscle of mutual respect and understanding. Read more below and become part of the ecosystem!

Featured Event(s)

6 March
This year’s theme #eachforequal focuses on ‘collective individualism’ and the actions everyone can take to close the gender gap. Together with a group of inspiring women from different fields, including our member Yoni, there will be a discussion on the state of women in today’s society, what the gender gap looks like in different parts of the world, and how they are trying to change the status quo. More info & tickets >>


9 March
Creating Space for female Entrepreneurs
Calling on all female social entrepreneurs! We want to create more space for you by giving you a podium to pitch your startup and ask our audience to help you with your current need. Through this networking event we bring you, female social entrepreneurs together and to inspire each other. More info & tickets >>



For the fourth edition of our SDG Meetup series, co-organised with C-Change and SDG House, we explored SDG 5: Gender Equality, which aims to empower all women and girls around the world. Although strides have been made to reduce discrimination against women and girls, gender inequality continues to hold women back and to deprive them of basic rights and opportunities. Read more >>


As local facilitator of EU Social Challenges, Impact Hub Amsterdam sourced innovations for a KIT Royal Tropical Institute challenge with the goal: Inclusion of visible minorities, newcomers and more diverse segments of our city population in our SDG House community. We scouted Amsterdam-based initiatives on diversity and inclusion, and organised information & innovation sessions to help these entrepreneurs finetune their solutions. One of these initiatives, Makers Unite, was awarded EUR 30K to pilot their solution in SDG House. Read their reaction here ( >

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