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 socially-conscious stores and restaurants in various neighbourhoods around the city, follow these bike routes to get started.
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.
Wouter Potters and Jonathan Coutinho picked up the coveted IXA Amsterdam Science & Innovation Award. Their ground-breaking mobile scanners have major implications for stroke-patient care across the globe.
Fashion for Good aims to make fashion sustainable and socially impactful. From chemical recycling to traceability solutions, these three new additions will help the scaling programme achieve its aim.
To reduce waste and create awareness about the impact disposing gum incorrectly can have on the environment, the Gumshoe’s sole has been created using recyclable compounds from used chewing gum scraped off Amsterdam’s streets.
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.