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!

Events 2019

12 Nov | How to thrive being (dis)abled | Young Impactmakers #hostingdialogue
13 Nov | Heated Conversations: Inclusion vs. Privilege #hostingdialogue
21 Nov | Fundraising for Inclusion #entrepreneurialsupport
27 Nov | Creative Diversity Meetup #hostingdialogue
04 Dec | Diversity and Inclusion Training for Purpose-Driven Companies *members-only* #walkingthetalk
11 Dec | Perspectives on Gender Equality #hostingdialogue

Featured Events

12 November
How can an entrepreneurial mindset make you thrive, when dealing with exclusion and change? This edition of Young Impactmakers we will dive into the topic of inclusion within public space. We will give the floor to young entrepreneurs who are dealing with change themselves and are working in the field of disability. They will share their story, their victories and challenges, and we will dive collectively into the cases they come up with. In this way, we can collaborate and co-create inclusive solutions. More info & RSVP >>


21 November
fundraising for inclusion
In Is your organisation working towards a more inclusive society? Do you have trouble financing your organisation or you don’t know where to start? Then this workshop is perfect for you! A panel of fundraising experts will guide you through the process of fundraising for your initiative. The panel consists of financial experts, specifically focused on fundraising for inclusion and initiatives that have successfully financed their projects. They will share their knowledge and answer your questions to help you find your way in fundraising your initiative. And of course, you will have an opportunity to network and learn form other inclusion initiatives. 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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