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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Coronavirus / COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Amsterdam Impact is supporting the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem during these difficult times. Find out how. Are you an impact entrepreneur with a question? Get in touch with our Ecosystem Liaison.


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

  • The City of Amsterdam supports early impact entrepreneurship education

    Amsterdam Impact, the City of Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurship initiative, has launched a new education-focused project with Fawaka Entrepreneurship School and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS).

  • The City of Amsterdam launches challenge to boost impact entrepreneurship at a neighbourhood level

    Are you an impact entrepreneur who makes Amsterdam’s neighbourhoods healthier, more inclusive and more sustainable? Or planning to get started? Sign up for the City of Amsterdam’s Boost je Buurt challenge (in Dutch) by the 24th of February! The most promising entrepreneurs can win a business development program worth € 2,500 and an additional development budget of up to € 7,500.

  • Join the City of Amsterdam's impact entrepreneurship masterclasses

    The City of Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurship initiative, Amsterdam Impact, has joined forces with Social Enterprise NL and Impact Hub Amsterdam for an online series of six free masterclasses dedicated to supporting early stage and growing impact enterprises, especially in these uncertain times. 

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