How does the Boost je Buurt challenge work?

Three to four impact entrepreneurs will be selected for each of the seven city districts (stadsdelen). The selection takes place on the basis of criteria such as contributing to a relevant societal issue and a sound revenue model. 

The entrepreneurship development program is supervised by Impact Hub Amsterdam and consists of workshops, e-learning modules and coaching sessions. Boost je Buurt participants will also get access to networks of the municipality, Impact Hub Amsterdam, and other challenge partners, as well as receive guidance in exploring these networks. 

Once they have completed the entrepreneurship development program, the participants can campaign for the votes of fellow Amsterdammers. During the final, which takes place on the 17th of June, an expert jury, as well as Amsterdam residents, will choose the winners of the jury and public awards of € 2,500, € 5,000 and € 7,500.

Who is powering Boost je Buurt challenge?

Boost je Buurt (Dutch for Boost Your Neighborhood) is an initiative of Amsterdam Impact, the City of Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurship, in collaboration with Amsterdam’s seven city districts (stadsdelen). 

Impact Hub Amsterdam will deliver the entrepreneurship development program together with Voorjebuurt, Starters4Communities and Innofest, and provide support during the challenge’s scouting and final phases. 

Where can I ask questions about Boost je Buurt?

Bring your questions to the online info session on the 4th of February. Register by sending an email to the Amsterdam Impact team. Go here to learn more about the Boost je Buurt challenge and here to submit your solution before the 24th of February. Please note that the online info session and the challenge itself will be delivered in Dutch.