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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Join Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurship ecosystem

Amsterdam wants to become a leading metropolis for impact entrepreneurship, which creates both social and financial 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

  • Meet the Amsterdam entrepreneurs in the Boost je Buurt 2022 challenge

    An app that lends a listening ear, a modular electric boat, crochet clubs and a neighbourhood lab. These are only four of the 30 participants of Boost je Buurt 2022 (Dutch for Boost Your Neighbourhood), an initiative by Amsterdam Impact, the City of Amsterdam's impact entrepreneurship programme.

  • Join the 2022 edition of the Boost je Buurt challenge for impact entrepreneurs

    Are you an impact entrepreneur who makes Amsterdam’s neighbourhoods healthier, more inclusive or more sustainable? Then sign up for the second edition of the City of Amsterdam’s Boost je Buurt challenge by 25 February! The most promising entrepreneurs will win a business development programme with a value of €2,500 and an additional development budget of up to €7,500. 

  • ‘Tis the season to support next-level entrepreneurs: Join The Impact Days 2021

    It’s that special time of the year: next-level entrepreneurs will (safely) open their doors to show how they create a positive impact through business. Here’s how you can support them not just during The Impact Days 2021 but on a daily basis! 

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