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 the number one city for impact entrepreneurship, which creates both financial and social 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

  • Mean Well supports impact entrepreneurship in Amsterdam

    Mean Well Europe, a leading manufacturer of switching power supplies, wanted to support impact entrepreneurship in Amsterdam. The City of Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurship programme, Amsterdam Impact, helped the manufacturer identify impact enterprises it could sponsor. Find out how the initiatives selected by Mean Well match the company’s increasingly ambitious CSR goals, and get inspired to put impact at the core of your business. 

  • The City of Amsterdam joins deal to boost impact entrepreneurship in the Netherlands

    80 organisations, including the City of Amsterdam, have joined the City Deal Impact Entrepreneurship to strengthen the Dutch impact entrepreneurship ecosystem, and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and inclusive economy.

  • Meet the entrepreneurs in the City of Amsterdam’s Boost je Buurt challenge

    Soup that combats food waste and elderly loneliness, a gallery for artists with a psychological vulnerability, serving boards made from the reclaimed wood of locally felled trees. These are just three of the 28 participants of Boost je Buurt (Dutch for Boost Your Neighbourhood), an initiative of Amsterdam Impact, the City of Amsterdam's impact entrepreneurship program.

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