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News: 2 Impact Startups Funded by Impact Hub Community

IMPACTMAKERS FUND 15 July, Amsterdam – Two social enterprises which are members of Impact Hub’s entrepreneurial ecosystem received €7.500 impact investment through the Impactmakers Fund. The micro-loans function as an investment to start, grow and scale these impact startups that… More

5 Thought-Provoking Reads On Systemic Change

Striving for Systemic Impact: Narratives of Change and Social Entrepreneurship Do you sometimes think that societal challenges are hopelessly complex, but are you committed to make a difference? This fall DRIFT, the Transition Academy and entrepreneurial network Impact Hub Amsterdam… More

Meet & Mingle Breakfast: Refugee Company & Impact Hub Amsterdam

Meet & Mingle Breakfast: Refugee Company & Impact Hub Amsterdam By: Nadine Maarhuis   #Sub-community #Inclusion #event | On the 26th of May, I joined several Impact Hubbers that attended a Refugee Company‘s ‘meet&mingle breakfast’. Co-founder Jay Asad welcomed us… More

Why We Exist

  One of our members once said: “Impact Hub is more than a place. It is an ethos.” From the first time Impact Hub Amsterdam opened in the Westerstraat in 2008, and throughout our time here in Westerpark, to the… More

Generative Economy

In early 2007 when we were circulating our proposal for a new kind of impact-first entrepreneurship space in Amsterdam, we often spoke of the need to work towards a new economy, a generative economy. By: Tatiana Glad (co-founder, director Impact… More

Lean Leadership: An expert’s tips on lasting scale-up success

As a scale-up, it isn’t the amount of investment capital you raise that will help you stay up; it is the capacity to help your team grow along with your business. From our encounter with a critical, tool-savvy consultant, we… More

A Place Where Idealism Meets Expertise

A Place Where Idealism Meets Expertise Amsterdam has a rich history of social entrepreneurship. Platforms such as Social Enterprise NL and the Impact Hub build upon existing expertise to help social enterprises get started or grow their business.   Author:… More

5 Thought-Provoking Reads by Jan Rotmans #MCSOTRA

Do you sometimes think that societal challenges are hopelessly complex, but are you committed to make a difference? This fall DRIFT, the Transition Academy and entrepreneurial network Impact Hub Amsterdam offer a second edition of the Masterclass Societal Transitions: a… More

#EVENT #SPACE WORLDCONNECTORS ROUND TABLE

How can Worldconnectors create joint impact? On the afternoon of May 23, Impact Hub Amsterdam was chosen to host the quarterly Worldconnectors Round Table, a gathering of opinion leaders from different areas of society debating important social issues in the… More

The do’s and don’ts of a young scale-up

An interview with Thijs Jansen, co-founder of Barqo, by Nadine Maarhuis Barqo is an online sharing platform that enables private boat owners to rent out their vessels, currently stuck at the docks, to soon-to-be captains. By doing so, the enterprise… More

How to Produce a Green Product Out of a Brown Company? Hint, it’s Impossible.

How to Produce a Green Product Out of a Brown Company? Hint, it’s Impossible. B Lab assesses your business conducts and creates a community for good An interview with Marcello Palazzi, co-founder of B Lab / B Corp Europe, by… More

How Starters4Communities Embarked On the Road To Success

Starters4Communities, known as S4C, believes in a better world in which societal issues are tackled by bottom up and entrepreneurial approaches. Manon Becher founded S4C to support young professionals that are struggling to find their spot in the labour market… More

This is how you get the most out of a trade mission

Looking for ways to expand your business? Ever thought about broadening your horizon beyond the Netherlands? You might want to consider joining on a trade mission organised by your national or local government. A highly recommended tool used by many… More

What is Instock’s recipe for success?

Instock Turns Food Waste Into Delicious Meals Interview with Freke van Nimwegen, co-founder of Instock   By: Nadine Maarhuis – 03/03/2016   Instock puts food waste on the map in the most fun, creative, accessible and delicious way. In between… More

#Interview: Huib van der Gijspaarden – Koneksie

By: Nadine Maarhuis Right out of high school, Huib became an entrepreneur. At the age of 29, he decided to get a degree after all. He chose development economics, because he felt the urge to contribute to societal problems: ‘’Just… More

“It’s an Afriek! Foxy, smart, social change-making high fashion”

MEMBER STORY – There is a sense of admiration in the air. Condensing on the vibrant African colours and Dutch design. Starch in contrast with the grey mass of fellow suitors in the game. Is this the candidate that passes… More

#Interview: Pascale Moreau – Sustainable Apparel Coalition

When we hear the expression “achieving scale”, thoughts of big, bold international brands come to mind. But the non-profit Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is looking to use that same term with those same brands in order to achieve its own… More