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Meet the participants of our 13th Business Model Challenge

When we designed our three-month Business Model Challenge incubator, we set out to help early growth stage entrepreneurs save time and money while they develop a scaleable business model. And since 2017 the program has two tracks, Intensive and Light.… More

Meet the Amsterdam City Fellows: Start met Happen

This story is the first in a series introducing the four impact entrepreneurs taking part in the health-focused Amsterdam City Fellowship accelerator, which is part of the City of Amsterdam’s Social Entrepreneurship Program. Meet Start met Happen and its founder,… More

Masterclass Societal Transitions

Masterclass Societal Transitions 29 mei 2018 – 29 juni 2018 Do you sometimes think that societal challenges are hopelessly complex, but are you still committed to make a difference? Do you search for bridges between civil society, government and business?… More

The business of design

From unexpected innovations to business models Usually, a company’s starting point is an opportunity to develop a product or service that meets a market need. For designers and artists this is seldom the case. They were trained to be inquisitive… More

The top 3 secrets of a successful business model

As we get closer to the lucky 13th edition of our Business Model Challenge (BMC) accelerator, which already helped 270 startups develop a better business model, here’s what you can learn from the top 3 finalists of the previous BMC… More

Meet the participants of the New Material Award Business Model Challenge

The DOEN Foundation and Impact Hub Amsterdam joined forces to co-create a one-month intensive accelerator for New Material Award-nominated designers who want to develop their innovative materials or sustainable products, which range from plant root-based textiles that can repair themselves… More

7 sustainable tourism startups to share €2 million fund

Authenticook, Awake, Backstreet Academy, Desolenator, Good Hotel, Local Alike and The Seabin Project are all ready to put their newly developed scaling plans into action after winning grants from the Booking Booster’s €2 million euro fund. The jury, which also… More

From idealism to profit: growing vegetables in vacant buildings

Impact Hub Amsterdam and consultancy firm Accenture Netherlands joined forces to co-create a Perfect Cities-themed edition of the Business Model Challenge (BMC), which helps social entrepreneurs develop a better business model. In this first collaboration, Impact Hub Amsterdam selected innovative… More

How to grow your impact together with a corporate

During the Organic Food against Climate Change programme 11 young food companies joined forces together with Wessanen to grow their business and impact. At first glance, it may look like this programme is all about new social enterprises learning from… More

Find out what impact investors want to know

On 19 May, we hosted our 2017 Demo Day, the investor forum of our Investment Ready programme, a unique 5-month, peer-to-peer driven accelerator, which consists of 12 training days supported by mentors, speakers, content experts, associates and powerful business tools.… More

Meet the entrepreneurs of the Amsterdam City Fellowship

The City of Amsterdam, in cooperation with Impact Hub Amsterdam, recently selected 9 social enterprises to take part in the Amsterdam City Fellowship. The 9 enterprises offer products or services that help solve health-related urban challenges such as excessive rainwater,… More

A cycling tour of Amsterdam’s most inspiring food startups

Food entrepreneurs have much learn from their peers and, luckily, Amsterdam has seen ambitious food startups multiplying over the recent years. Last week, Bas Gadiot, Partnerships Broker at Crosswise Works, took the participants of Wessanen’s Organic Food against Climate Change… More

Impact Hub Amsterdam and Wessanen launch sustainable food accelerator

Impact Hub Amsterdam and organic food corporate Wessanen kickstarted the Organic Foods against Climate Change challenge together with 11 sustainable food entrepreneurs. These Dutch food innovators will compete with each other and against climate change in Wessanen and Impact Hub… More

The human side of smart mobility

Originally published on the blog of Amsterdam Smart City How do we shift focus to the humans living and working at the Zuidas? What kind of people will be living and working at business district Zuidas in a few years… More

Social entrepreneurs are society’s best hope for the future

“Social entrepreneurs are society’s best hope for the future” – Road warrior and international futurist Joyce Gioia Originally published on the blog of Dutch Future Society The Dutch Future Society is part of a global network of futurists. On Friday… More

House of Eléonore wint Investment Ready Program 2017 met duurzame juwelen

House of Eléonore is door de deelnemers van het Investment Ready Program als winnaar van het accelerator-programma voor duurzame ondernemers gekozen. House of Eléonore bouwt aan een transparante, ethische en duurzame grondstofketen voor juwelen met 18k FairTrade goud en laboratory… More

How Madaga went from start-up to scale-up

The Organic Food against Climate Change Challenge is aimed at impact-driven entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Over 2 months, participants will accelerate their food businesses through an intensified collaboration with experts from Wessanen, a Dutch multinational food company with an organic focus,… More

Fashion for Good – Building communities greater than the sum of their parts

Fashion for Good is making an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, fashion and sustainability thought leaders today in Amsterdam. As a holistic and inclusive open-source initiative, Fashion for Good invites the… More