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Sustainable Travels

by Isabella Krammer The problem with global tourism Tourism accounts for about 5% of global carbon emissions, which are mainly caused by intensive air travel and accommodation heating, air-conditioning, and more. In addition to tourism’s climate impact, year-round overcrowding in… More

Conservation unusual — innovating for nature

Fresh from Impact Hub’s 2019 Global Social Innovation Festival in Florianópolis, Cristianne Close, acting WWF Markets Practice Lead, and Tatiana Glad, Director of Impact Hub Amsterdam and Impact Hub Global Board member, share WWF and Impact Hub’s entrepreneurial journey, and… More

Meet the Startups | Impact the Food Chain Accelerator

The Impact the Food Chain Accelerator, which is part of our Food Ecosystem, is a 5-month program for impact entrepreneurs who work on the transition to a more a sustainable food system. We’ve selected 12 startups that focus on shorter… More

How the Art of Hosting can help you innovate

With our Art of Hosting | Collaborating for Change training in August fast approaching, we talked to Maria Scordialos, who is one the initiators of this leadership practice and part of our core training team. Maria shares why the Art… More

Reduce Your Food Waste

Written by Young Impactmaker Isabella Krammer Our food waste problem Almost 90 million tonnes of food worth €143 billion are wasted across the EU each year, with households responsible for more than half of this huge amount of waste. Meanwhile,… More

Grow your impact business from your new Impact Hub desk!

Want to grow your business and positive impact? Need an inspiring co-working space? You’re in luck: we have team desks available for you and your colleagues! The desks are suited to teams of 2 or 4 people at a cost… More

SDG #5 | Gender Equality

For the fourth edition of our SDG Meetup series, 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… More

Building a City Ecosystem for Impact

Building a City Ecosystem for Impact A partnership between the City of Amsterdam and Impact Hub Amsterdam In 2015, the City of Amsterdam and Impact Hub Amsterdam started a relationship to share ideas, networks, actions and reflections to make the… More

Meet the startups in our 2019 Investment Ready Program

During our Investment Ready Program, we support sustainable and circular entrepreneurs with scalable solutions to global challenges. Over the course of five months, the twelve selected startups work on their strategy, financial model and team with the aim to develop… More

SDG Meetup #3: Good health & well-being

Our monthly SDG Meetups are a collaboration with SDG House and C-Change. For each Meetup, we focus on one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and invite entrepreneurs, innovators and knowledge partners to share lessons learned from working toward that specific goal.… More

CoVadem | Making shipping more efficient with big data

During our Investment Ready Program we support sustainable enterprises in reviewing their business model, strategy and team, and crafting a funding plan. The 2018 edition was won by CoVadem, who just secured an investment of €1,5 million. Find out how… More

vanPlestik | Turning plastic waste into valuable objects

During the Plastic Free Ocean Accelerator, WWF and Impact Hub Amsterdam joined forces to support seven innovative startups that develop solutions to reduce plastic pollution and the leakage of plastic into the ocean. One of these was vanPlestik. Find out… More

SDG Meetup #2: Creating sustainable cities & communities

Our monthly SDG Meetups are a collaboration with SDG House and C-Change. For each Meetup, we focus on one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and invite entrepreneurs, innovators and knowledge partners to share lessons learned from working toward that specific goal.… More

How the UvA supports our Investment Ready startups

For our Investment Ready Program, which helps circular and sustainable startups find the right investors, we collaborate with multiple partners, including the University of Amsterdam (UvA)’s Sustainable Business Models course of the MSc in Business Administration. Read this interview with… More

How BCG supports our Investment Ready Program startups

For our Investment Ready Program, which helps circular and sustainable startups find the right investors, we collaborate with multiple partners, including The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Read this interview with BCG Principal Stef van Hout to find out how BCG… More

Meet the participants of the Business Model Challenge #15

The Business Model Challenge (BMC) is our incubator program for entrepreneurs who want to solve big issues with business. During three months, we will help them turn their innovative ideas into successful impact startups. From mushrooms grown from coffee grounds… More

Why impact entrepreneurs need creativity

Many impact entrepreneurs inadvertently structure their projects in ways that undermine their ideal outcomes and often lead to dead ends. Magenta Studios have helped thousands of leaders overcome this challenge while doing transformative work in areas such as sustainability, climate… More

NEW | Our first SDG Meetup explores SDG #12

In September we launched our monthly SDG Meetup in collaboration with SDG House and C-Change. For each Meetup we focus on one Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and invite entrepreneurs, innovators and knowledge partners to share lessons learned from working toward… More

Find out what investors want to know

The next edition of our Investment Ready Program is coming up! The Investment Ready Program is a 5-month peer-to-peer driven accelerator sponsored by ING, during which we help participants review their business model, strategy and team and craft a funding… More