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Inclusive and Social Entrepreneurship

LIAISE, Linking Incubation Actors for Inclusive and Social Entrepreneurship, aims to provoke a paradigm shift in the European incubation ecosystem towards a more inclusive and impact driven approach to innovative entrepreneurship.  

The goal is to accelerate an eco-systemic change by providing social and under-represented entrepreneurs with advanced business support services, incubation programmes and networks that allows these entrepreneurs to develop novel & sustainable businesses. 



LIAISE is funded by the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) under the initiative of the Impact Hub network, The European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). Together with these project partners, we aim to create the Better Incubation Toolkit, a versatile kit for further dissemination of the capacity building process within the sector. 

The timing has never been better
ANN BRANCH. Head of Unit, EC, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion


With a desire to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing in the area of inclusive entrepreneurship, LIAISE applies a mutual learning approach. This approach will be stimulated through international Communities of Practice (CoP) that will research best practices and co-design new practices through three approaches:

01. As a research centre to collect best practices

02. As an observatory to monitor inclusive entrepreneurship programmes

03. As a thinking lab to explore the policy dimension.

The LIAISE project works with a thematic CoP targeting to establish the needs for 5 distinct groups: Women, migrants/refugees, people with disabilities, youth (age 18-29) & seniors (age 65+).

Women CoP

Impact Hub Amsterdam is involved in the Women CoP, incorporating best practices and activities within incubation programmes to deliver a gender inclusive entrepreneur support programme and increase the overall visibility, credibility, and representation of women entrepreneurs. We are additionally working on increasing the visibility of female entrepreneurs through a series of interviews on social platforms.

Impact Hub & inclusivity

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