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.

What is Amsterdam Impact?

Amsterdam Impact is an initiative by the City of Amsterdam to strengthen the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem. It actively supports and facilitates impact entrepreneurs (social enterprises and socially responsible businesses) and the wider ecosystem with a four-year programme. It focuses on all companies that create both financial and social value - ranging from social enterprises and startups to large corporations - and that tackle societal challenges through innovative entrepreneurship. In addition, Amsterdam Impact pays special attention to impact enterprises that improve the quality of life in Amsterdam’s neighborhoods. 

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. 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.

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Want to keep up to date with all of the latest news and events from Amsterdam's impact community? Why not read the latest Amsterdam Impact newsletter. And make sure to subscribe to the newsletter to receive all of the latest updates as they happen. 

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