The Social Entrepreneurship Action programme 2015 - 2018 aimed to develop a supportive environment for Amsterdam-based social enterprises to start, grow and thrive.
- Follow this link for an overview of the 2015 - 2018 programme
- View the results of the 2015 - 2018 programme (PDF)
The Amsterdam Impact 2019 - 2022 programme builds on this foundation by shifting its focus to strengthening the ecosystem for all companies - ranging from startups to large corporations - that help solve societal challenges through entrepreneurship. In addition, the programme pays special attention to enterprises that improve the quality of life in Amsterdam’s neighbourhoods.
Pillar 1: Transition
Objective: To turn Amsterdam into a global centre of expertise on the role of local governments in the transition to an economy focused on creating shared value.
Pillar 2: Market access
Objective: To stimulate the continuity and revenue growth of impact companies so that more societal value is created by solving societal challenges through entrepreneurship.
Pillar 3: Capital
Objective: To ensure sufficient capital is available to impact companies at each stage of the business life cycle by encouraging close collaboration and knowledge exchange between diverse financiers.
Pillar 4: Internationalisation
Objective: To strengthen Amsterdam’s position as a hotspot for growing and scaling both Dutch and impact companies from abroad and to deepen the collaboration with international governments and ecosystems - whether municipal, regional or national.
Pillar 5: Impact entrepreneurship in the neighbourhood
Objective: To support entrepreneurial initiatives that contribute to the economic growth and liveability of Amsterdam’s neighbourhoods by focusing on issues including social cohesion, labour participation, and sustainability.
Pillar 6: Ecosystem connections
Objective: To strengthen connections between the diverse players of Amsterdam’s impact entrepreneurship ecosystem by helping them to know who’s who, share expertise, and do business with each other.