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Peer-driven investment for impact ventures

Impact ventures play a vital part in the adoption of green and inclusive technologies, policies and behaviours. But in order to have real impact, they need to scale globally. This requires serious investment. So what does it take for impact… More

What You Want To Do, But Really Don’t Want To Do

“People believe that you can use your fantasy to envision anything you want, but that’s not true. You can only conceive what comes up in your mind”. This is what Dutch comedian Micha Wertheim shared in an interview in Kunststof.… More

Altruistic behaviour inspired by design

Maarten Heijltjes (1982) is product designer by day and critical thinker by night. He runs social design studio Waarmakers with Simon Akkaya. We asked Maarten to share his studio’s mission and examples of their work in a guest blog. “So,… More

Altruistic behaviour inspired by design

Maarten Heijltjes (1982) is product designer by day and critical thinker by night. He runs social design studio Waarmakers with Simon Akkaya. We asked Maarten to share his studio’s mission and examples of their work in a guest blog. “So,… More

48 hours in Venice to change the future of Europe

Can we trigger collaborations between 20 top sustainability practitioners who have never met and come from all over Europe? Can these collaborations give birth to radically new initiatives that have a massively-positive environmental impact on our continent’s future? We believe… More

On the Edge of the Old and the New

Welcome to 2012! Here’s to the changemakers, the game-changers, the edge-walkers, the pioneers, the social artists, the intrapreneurs and tipping-point entrepreneurs. Here’s to those who are impatient but visionary, unreasonable but heart-driven. Here’s to you! As we sit on the… More

On the Edge of the Old and the New

Welcome to 2012! Here’s to the changemakers, the game-changers, the edge-walkers, the pioneers, the social artists, the intrapreneurs and tipping-point entrepreneurs. Here’s to those who are impatient but visionary, unreasonable but heart-driven. Here’s to you! As we sit on the… More

The 3Cs of a Creative Future

Last week two of us from Hub Amsterdam attended the Creative Company Conference . CCC  brings together creative thinkers and business leaders to explore and advance the creative economy and the future of business.  Ruurd Priester, Strategy Director of Lost… More

The 3Cs of a Creative Future

Last week two of us from Hub Amsterdam attended the Creative Company Conference . CCC  brings together creative thinkers and business leaders to explore and advance the creative economy and the future of business.  Ruurd Priester, Strategy Director of Lost… More

Creative Amsterdam 2011 review – part 3/3

On Social Entrepreneurship Creative Amsterdam is seeing social entrepreneurship as part of creativity – creativity is not just the creative industry (and  that’s why The Hub is in the Westerhuis, we see ethical entrepreneurship as part of a city’s creative… More