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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.

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. It’s launched an action programme, and Amsterdam Impact is part of that: an objective guide to Amsterdam’s impact ecosystem.

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Latest impact news

  • Five impact-focused accelerators to apply to this autumn

    Amsterdam boasts numerous business development programmes, academies, incubators and accelerators for impact entrepreneurs. To take your startup and positive impact to the next level, here are five Amsterdam-based accelerators you can apply to this autumn.

  • Four social enterprises chosen for Amsterdam City Fellowship collaboration

    The health-focused Amsterdam City Fellowship accelerator has selected four social enterprises for continued collaboration with the City of Amsterdam. Rain(a)way, Start met Happen, Totem Open Health and VraagApp will work with the City of Amsterdam and its network on developing innovative business solutions to health-related urban challenges.

  • Amsterdam City Fellowship participants announced

    Nine social enterprises have been selected to develop their health-focused business ideas for the Amsterdam City Fellowship acceleration programme.

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