Amsterdam Impact

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.

Get involved and change the world

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.

About social entrepreneurship

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.

What is Amsterdam Impact?

Amsterdam Impact is an initiative by the City of Amsterdam that makes sure social businesses are getting the help and guidance they deserve. The City actively supports social entrepreneurship and launched an action programme known as Amsterdam Impact, resulting in an objective guide to Amsterdam’s impact ecosystem.

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Impact updates

  • The Carbon Trust to open new office in Amsterdam

    The Carbon Trust works with businesses, governments and institutions around the world, providing advice and assurance on carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies, and commercialising low-carbon businesses, systems and technologies.

  • 5 funding opportunities for impact entrepreneurs

    No matter if you are an emerging or established social entrepreneur, you need the right funding to achieve your growth ambitions and make a positive impact. From grants for inclusive fashion solutions to low-carbon business plans, we have curated five Amsterdam-based and international funding opportunities you can apply to this spring!

  • The Amsterdam Area: local makers with global impact

    From ambitious start-ups to established corporates – the Amsterdam Area is a draw for thinkers, makers and doers from all around the world. Enticed by the city’s inclusive atmosphere, creative energy, work-life balance, and easy access to other global business hubs, change-making entrepreneurs are choosing Amsterdam as the place to do business while doing good.

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