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.
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 some of the city's many socially-conscious stores, and this bike route is a great place to start.
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. It’s launched an action programme, and Amsterdam Impact is part of that: an objective guide to Amsterdam’s impact ecosystem.
Founder Pien ter Hoeven shares the mission of her young enterprise – Start met Happen – her achievements so far and how the City of Amsterdam and Impact Hub Amsterdam helped her develop her business model.
Find out how Amsterdam Impact facilitated a collaboration between Swink, a digital agency that champions people with autism, and PwC Nederland, which is one of the world's four largest assurance, tax and advisory services firms.
With its initial “innovation mission for social entrepreneurs”, the Netherlands aims to boost social entrepreneurship and create successful international collaborations.
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.
Dutch Weedburger’s Mark Kulsdom talks about building a brand with impact in Amsterdam.