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SDG Meetup x Fashion Revolution Week

Our sixth SDG Meetup, which took place during the 2019 Fashion Revolution Week, was a special edition in collaboration with Fashion Revolution. Together with speakers from sustainable denim pioneers G-Star Raw and the Circle Textiles initiative of Circle Economy, we… More

Meet the Participants: Business Model Challenge Plastics Edition

The Business Model Challenge (BMC) is our incubator program for entrepreneurs who are taking the first steps in starting an impact-driven business. The goal: a solid business plan, strengthened skills, and a pilot in our network. This particular BMC edition… More

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

SDG Meetup #5 | Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Our fifth SDG Meetup focused on SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. That’s why SDG 9 encourages building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and fostering… 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 Meetup #4 | 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