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Incubators and accelerators

Amsterdam is home to a wide range of impact entrepreneurship opportunities. So whether you’re a startup needing an incubator or looking to accelerate or scale up your impact business, you can find the right option for your growth stage.

Amsterdam’s impact ecosystem provides plenty of programmes and initiatives for developing impact entrepreneurship. Below, we’ve put together an overview of incubators, accelerators and scaling programmes.

Just as crucial for starting entrepreneurs are connections to others in the same position. Find your peers to bounce ideas off each other, share expertise, and exchange lessons learned in these impact communities and networks.

Start your impact enterprise

Startup in Residence supports innovative entrepreneurs to develop their  solutions to key urban challenges and find their launching customers in the public sector.

Starters4Communities prepares your for becoming a social entrepreneur. Join a group of 20 ambitious changemakers, learn new methods from experts and roll up your sleeves at a social enterprise in Amsterdam.

In the four-month Art-Up incubator, you can develop your cultural organisation through expert coaching in and outside the cultural sector, training courses, and knowledge sharing with like-minded peers.

Entrepreneurs selected for the Ashoka Fellowship receive a tailored stipend for up to three years, customised opportunities to accelerate their impact, increased visibility and a global community of peers. 

Grow your impact enterprise

The Province of Noord Holland's GO!-NH Accelerator targets SMEs and startups whose products, services or innovations are in the development phase. In three months, you will build the mindset, tools and skills you need to accelerate your business and impact. 

Social Enterprise NL's Next Level programme helps you fine-tune your investment proposition and connect to suitable investors. You dive into your business case, receive expert feedback, and learn from fellow entrepreneurs. 

Scale your impact enterprise 

The Fashion for Good Innovation Programme is for startups driving innovation in sustainability, circularity and transparency to make all fashion good.