Idealistic entrepreneurs will find a home in Amsterdam. The city is full of big ideas and has an inspiring, innovative and active ecosystem for social enterprises. Amsterdam Impact will guide you through it, support you and offer you the tools you need to get going.
Join Amsterdam’s impact revolution: we can help you explore the city’s accelerators, incubators, impact events, hubs, research institutes, investors and initiatives by the City of Amsterdam. An ecosystem map will help you find your way. You can also gain insights in the news and features section, find your connections at impact events or contact Amsterdam Impact.
Amsterdam Impact is an initiative by the City of Amsterdam to strengthen the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem. It actively supports and facilitates impact entrepreneurs (social enterprises and socially responsible businesses) and the wider ecosystem with a four-year programme. It focuses on all companies that create both financial and social value - ranging from social enterprises and startups to large corporations - and that tackle societal challenges through innovative entrepreneurship. In addition, Amsterdam Impact pays special attention to impact enterprises that improve the quality of life in Amsterdam’s neighborhoods.
Social entrepreneurship, also known as impact entrepreneurship, means combining doing business with making a positive impact on society. Being a social entrepreneur demands business acumen, innovation and creativity – all characteristics typical for Amsterdam and its business and startup ecosystems. This film has more information, or watch our video testimonials here. You could also experience this firsthand by visiting socially-conscious stores and restaurants in various neighbourhoods around the city, follow these bike routes to get started.
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Presented annually to researchers who’ve made meaningful contributions to society, the Amsterdam Impact Award recognises a lifetime of achievement. The 2019 awards will be presented to four winners on 26 November.
Amsterdam wants to become the number one city for impact entrepreneurship: a place where startups, SMEs and larger companies work side by side to simultaneously create economic and societal value. Meet the players of Amsterdam’s growing impact ecosystem, as well as impact pioneers from abroad, at three key events taking place in September 2019.
Entrepreneurial Solutions for a Sustainable City, an event on June 20 2019, during WeMakeThe.City, is an ideal opportunity to explore how Impact Hub Amsterdam and its partners, including the City of Amsterdam, make cities more sustainable and vibrant through entrepreneurial solutions in the circular economy, plastics, food and inclusion.
Find out how Amsterdam Impact facilitated a collaboration between Swink, a digital agency that champions people with autism, and PwC Nederland, one of the world’s 4 largest assurance, tax and advisory services firms.
With I amsterdam's conscious shopping video you can hop on a bike and visit stores that impact society in a positive way that specialist, including eco-friendly design, locally-brewed craft beer and fair fashion outlets.
Dutch Weedburger’s Mark Kulsdom talks about building a brand with impact in Amsterdam.