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European Commission launches €150,000 prize to harness technological change

The 2017 Social Innovation Competition ‘Equality Rebooted’ aims to make technological change and digital transformation more inclusive. The 3 winners of the competition will each receive a prize of €50,000. The competition is open for entries until 7 April 2017.… More

A Warm Welcome: Impact events for newcomers and refugees

One of the areas our members are positively impacting is the inclusion of newcomers and refugees in Dutch society. Learn more about recent initiatives and how you can get involved. Starters4Communities connects young entrepreneurs Starters4Communities is a network that inspires,… More

3 Ways to Fail Forward: Lessons from social entrepreneurs

Every entrepreneur runs into obstacles. They’re just not always comfortable talking about it. But at Impact Hub Amsterdam we believe that experimentation and failing forward are essential to innovative business models. As part of the 2017 edition of our Investment… More

“Over There is Over Here” #ThoughtPeace February 2017

Last fall at the IDFA film festival in Amsterdam I saw Plastic China.  This film left me – and the Impact Hub members I was with – unsettled for some time. We watched a family literally live in plastic.  And… More

13 New Business Ideas For Impact

13 NEW BUSINESS IDEAS FOR IMPACT Impact Hub welcomes another cohort of Business Model Challenge entrepreneurs to our community! They embark on the mission towards a sustainable business, a path walked by 225+ #impactmakers that went before them since 2008.… More

Up to €500,000 for ambitious startups in the Booking Booster has partnered with Impact Hub to design and launch the Booking Booster, a 3-week Sustainable Tourism startup accelerator programme that will take place in Amsterdam and offers participants the chance to receive learning support and mentorship, as well as… More

“Next Level What?” #ThoughtPeace January 2017

167 boxes, 2 fridges, 180 chairs and 12 truckloads full of stuff. Unpacking. That is how our new year kicked off – all to be ready to open our new Impact Hub Amsterdam location on January 2nd. And what a… More

Success Stories: How African Clean Energy became the best Dutch social enterprise

Impact Hub Amsterdam members African Clean Energy (ACE) recently won first place in the Dutch edition of the Chivas the Venture social entrepreneurship competition. ACE will be advancing to the Chivas the Venture grand final in Los Angeles, which will… More

Investment Ready Program presenteert de elf geselecteerde ondernemingen

Nieuwe editie Investment Ready Program biedt bier uit regenwater en bio-inkt  Elf veelbelovende ondernemers met groene en circulaire oplossingen worden tijdens accelerator klaargestoomd om kapitaal op te halen Amsterdam, 16 januari – Impact Hub Amsterdam en hoofdpartner ING hebben de… More

ING en Investment Ready Program bundelen krachten voor duurzame ondernemers

ING en Investment Ready Program bundelen krachten voor duurzame ondernemers ING wordt hoofdpartner van het Investment Ready Program. Het Investment Ready Program is een unieke accelerator voor duurzame ondernemers met schaalbare bedrijven. Zij bereiden zich in het programma voor op… More

Grootste social impact hotspot in Amsterdam is een feit

Grootste social impact hotspot in Amsterdam is een feit KIT en IMPACT HUB nu onder één dak   Amsterdam 6 januari 2017 – Met ingang van het nieuwe jaar, werken KIT (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen) en Impact Hub vanuit… More

Where Change Goes to Work: #NextHub Teams

Impact Hub Amsterdam is growing. One of the many opportunities this move offers is an ability to create room for our members to grow with us. This means designing our space in such a way that it can accommodate growing… More

Herman Miller x Impact Hub Amsterdam

We have some exciting news to share: Herman Miller joins Impact Hub to outfit our new Hub!   We are delighted to welcome Herman Miller as part of our community – it’s forward thinking people and its awesome sustainable design… More

#NextHub Community Session, Design Unveiled

On 17 November 2016 25 community members made their way through the dark rain to the Oosterpark to see the first preview of the emerging design of our new space and give further input. Based on previous community sessions we… More

The Sharing Economy – Interview Harmen van Sprang

Harmen van Sprang: “The sharing economy is all about the products and services that lead to a happy, sustainable and connected life”   Harmen van Sprang, was working as a freelance innovation consultant in 2013, when he started going to… More

Community-based Entrepreneurship: Creating value propositions or valuable relationships?

The era of outsiders deciding what’s good for communities is over. The new paradigm is all about participatory processes and co-creation. When you fill in a funding request form, you’re often asked ‘How will this initiative be sustained’? The easy… More

#NextHub Moving in a Hub-Way

Our upcoming move from the Westerpark to the Oosterpark is not just a move of furniture or mailing address, it is the short of our community and offerings to a next level. Moving a Community of 250+ social entrepreneurs and… More

Capital Impact – Interview Tatiana Glad #ACWAMS

TATIANA GLAD: “IT IS QUITE AN EXCITING TIME TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR” In Amsterdam, social startups pop up like mushrooms, and more and more of them manage to attract investments. If there is one person able to reflect on the… More

#NextHub Shaping the Space for Real Needs

This is the fun part! It’s a chance for our team to come together and imagine our Next Hub… what if we could change that? what if we could do this? It’s also a chance for the space to speak… More