Amsterdam Impact

Amsterdam Impact, an initiative by the City of Amsterdam, is here to strengthen the ecosystem for all companies that tackle societal challenges through entrepreneurship. We will guide you through the ecosystem, support you, and offer you the tools you need to make a bigger impact.

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Coronavirus / COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Amsterdam Impact is supporting the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem during these difficult times. Find out how. Are you an impact entrepreneur with a question? Get in touch with our Ecosystem Liaison.


Join Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurship ecosystem

Amsterdam wants to become the number one city for impact entrepreneurship, which creates both financial and social value. From neighbourhood-rooted enterprises to large corporations - if you tackle societal challenges in an entrepreneurial way, you are in the right place. Startups, SMEs, large companies, financiers, civil servants, network organisations, knowledge institutes: these are just some of the players in Amsterdam’s growing impact entrepreneurship ecosystem. To develop an economy focused on the well-being of all, we need to work together and co-create innovative solutions. Learn more about our four-year programme, join our ecosystem for impact entrepreneurship, ‘buy social’ to support impact enterprises, and attend our impact events.

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Impact news

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): Face masks with impact

    The Dutch government is advising everyone age 13 and older to wear a non-medical face mask when visiting indoor public areas, including shops, theatres and airports. Here are some places where you can buy one that’s ethically made.

  • Meet the entrepreneurs in the City of Amsterdam's Soft Landing Program

    The City of Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurship initiative has teamed up with the global Impact Hub network for a soft landing programme that helps impact entrepreneurs scale their business from and to the Netherlands.

  • The City of Amsterdam supports a more resilient economy

    Amsterdam Impact, an initiative by the City of Amsterdam to strengthen the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem, has launched a new paper and programme to help impact businesses overcome the COVID-19 crisis and become more resilient.

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