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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. You could also experience this firsthand by visiting some of the city's many socially-conscious stores, and this bike route is a great place to start.

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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Impact updates

  • Four impact-focused accelerators to apply to this spring

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

  • Entrepreneurs solve health challenges alongside City of Amsterdam

    From becoming climate proof to being a supportive home to its residents, the City of Amsterdam is working on solving the city's health challenges. As part of the Amsterdam City Fellowship, startups worked together with the municipality, Impact Hub health and business experts to develop their health solutions, grow their enterprises and help make a positive impact.

  • 5 sustainable Amsterdam startups to watch out for

    Amsterdam is a green city that is increasingly putting more emphasis on social impact. So naturally, the city is packed full of startups that are constantly innovating to ensure a greener future. Here's a list of some of the Dutch capital's exciting young social enterprises.

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