Welcome to Amsterdam: the city where business opportunity meets impact. 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.
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Ranking in the top five of the most bicycle-friendly, sustainable and innovative cities in the world in 2015, Amsterdam has secured its position as a city working towards a greener future. In this mission, local social enterprises serve as the perfect ambassadors.
Amsterdam is famous for its entrepreneurial spirit, and it is already well-known as a startup city. Now, the Dutch capital wants to become known as a city of social entrepreneurship as well, positioning itself to become a central part of this quickly developing sector.
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.