Line of action: establish facts and figures

Objective: research and collect information about social entrepreneurship in Amsterdam

Measures:

  • create an overview of requirements of the ecosystem and ideas for measures
  • compile facts and figures relating to the ecosystem
  • develop a system to measure the effect of the action programme (PDF) and to report the results

Line of action: strengthen network and environment of social enterprises

Objective: provide an ideal environment for social entrepreneurship

Measures:

  • develop a portal and app for the social entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • work with the municipality to further develop the interface
  • establish sufficient amount of locations/work spaces for social enterprises
  • attract and develop events with national and international appeal

Line of action: promote and create jobs/assignments for social enterprises

Objective: increase profits of social enterprises

Measures:

  • explore options for City as lead buyer; develop guide for societal value with Social Enterprise NL 
  • organise matchmaking meetings and trade missions
  • Global Impact Business Fellowship
  • support competitions

Line of action: help raise more capital for social enterprises

Objective: ensure there is sufficient capital for social enterprises in all phases of development

Measures:

  • make available municipal moneys such as funds and programme budgets and research Amsterdam Fund for Social Entrepreneurship
  • initiate or join European projects within the framework of calls of the European Commission
  • strengthen connections and collaboration with different kinds of capital in all phases of development of Amsterdam-based social enterprises

Line of action: strengthen entrepreneurial skills

Objective: offer a varied range of tools to social entrepreneurs for improving their entrepreneurial skills

Measures:

  • promote participation in existing programmes and tools 
  • improve exchange of expertise and network between entrepreneurs, so they can learn from each other (e.g. as role models or through coaching)

Line of action: branding of Amsterdam as the number-one location for social entrepreneurship

Objective: connect partners within Amsterdam’s ecosystem, raise awareness and appreciation of social entrepreneurs and attract national and international social entrepreneurs, talent, impact investors and events with national and international appeal

Measure:

embed social entrepreneurship in existing Amsterdam branding as well as developing specific social entrepreneurship branding