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De Uitdaging

Impact Hub Amsterdam and the Municipality of Amsterdam will start with De Uitdaging this October. The Challenge is an intensive 3-month program in which you strengthen your business model, develop your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to efficiently collaborate with the Municipality of Amsterdam. You do this together with other social entrepreneurs. You will receive professional support through master classes, training, intervisions, business coaching and a personal contact person within the Municipality of Amsterdam. We will close the program together with a dazzling pitch final.

Do you want to take your social firm to the next level? Become less dependent on subsidies? Do you want to become a social firm with your company? And focus more on entrepreneurship?

The program offers

  • Take your social firm to the next level using extensively proven business techniques over 3 training days, 3 master classes, 6 practice days, 1 personal mentor and 1 pitch final in the A’DAM tower
  • Work together with a personal contact person from the Municipality of Amsterdam to find the right way within the municipal system
  • Make use of experts from the Municipality of Amsterdam to grow your social firm (think of website building, legal advice, social media strategy, etc.)
  • Develop a strong business concept with sustainable financial model
  • Share experience with other social entrepreneurs and learn from each other
  • Test your product or service and get valuable customer feedback
  • Learn to understand your customer segment better
  • Learn what makes your social firm unique
  • Develop a strong pitch and pitch your social firm in the A’DAM tower to a large audience of interested parties

The Challenge includes

  • Impact Hub membership
  • Inspiring connections within the Impact Hub Amsterdam network of 700 impact-driven professionals
  • Access to the Impact Hub Global network of more than 15,000 changemakers, in more than 100 locations around the world.
  • The opportunity to visit one of the hundreds of inspiring hub events
  • One day a week a workplace at the beautiful Impact Hub Amsterdam location at the Oosterpark
  • 75 percent discount on a co-work casual membership
  • 40 percent discount on space bookings at Impact Hub Amsterdam