Business opportunity and impact meet in Amsterdam, making the city's enterprise environment both innovative and progressive. Let Amsterdam Impact be your guide to the city’s unique impact ecosystem with its accelerators, incubators, impact events, hubs, universities, investors and more; explore the ecosystem on our impact map and find your connections at various events.
Amsterdam has a long history of entrepreneurs who care for both the city and its residents. Social entrepreneurship – entrepreneurship that focuses on creating added value for society – is thus an integral part of the city’s mindset. And Amsterdam is a lively and living lab: experiments, innovations and collaborations are everywhere. The city is a hub for startups, and its geographical position within Europe makes it the ideal base for doing business with and expanding to Europe and the rest of the world.
The City of Amsterdam actively supports social entrepreneurship. To that end, it has launched a social entrepreneurship action programme with the motto ‘we connect for impact’. Explore the ecosystem on our impact map, find your connections at various events or contact Amsterdam Impact.
Two Amsterdam-based companies, ING and Phillips, were ranked among the global top 10 in a new index of the world’s most sustainable companies.
Silicon-Valley-based Plug and Play, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators, is opening a new platform focussing on circular ideas in fashion. Fashion for Good is set to launch on 29 March 2017 on the Rokin in central Amsterdam.
DELITELABS, an Amsterdam-based startup school, is searching for new pro-bono lecturers and mentors to help their entrepreneur community of refugees and newcomers.
During Amsterdam Capital Week, Capital Impact aimed to facilitate interactions between investors and social entrepreneurs. The event was organised by the city’s recently launched Amsterdam Impact, a programme that helps to grow this budding ecosystem, in collaboration with Crosswise Works and Impact Hub Amsterdam. Special thanks go to Rabobank Amsterdam, who hosted the event in A’dam Toren.
The European Commission aims to create a favourable ecosystem for these enterprises so that they can operate on an equal footing with traditional businesses in all sectors.
Amsterdam is an ideal homebase for social entrepreneurs, offering the networks, ecosystem and business preconditions to make impact enterprises a success.