Like-minded organisations and social entrepreneurs
As of 1 January 2017, Impact Hub Amsterdam has relocated to the historic building of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). The two organisations share the common goal of increasing the impact of social initiatives undertaken by local and international businesses and organisations. The Amsterdam Impact Hub will be joining 35 other organisations in the KIT building, and Impact Hub members will benefit from this direct access to like-minded social entrepreneurs. Their new office will also be 50% larger than their previous space.
“Impact Hub is uniquely positioned to bring together various stakeholders around a common vision, and enable them to undertake sustainable and common action,” said Tatiana Glad (Dutch link), co-founder and CEO of Impact Hub Amsterdam. “We feel both a need and a responsibility to use this entire ecosystem to create a global impact. Our members and partners are at the core of this ecosystem, and we are pleased to jointly take our next developmental step together with KIT.”
KIT, the Royal Tropical Institute, is a research and knowledge institute that focuses on sustainable economic development, international health and intercultural collaboration. It also gives practical advice about health systems, economic processes, and how to make agricultural value chains more inclusive.
Impact Hub Amsterdam
The first Impact Hub was established in 2005 in London, and it arose from a need for a supporting infrastructure to realise ideas that offer a solution to the current social problems. Impact Hub Amsterdam was founded in 2008 and has so far helped more than 1,000 entrepreneurs start, grow, and scale-up. Impact Hub focuses on the power of innovation through collaboration and entrepreneurship. It is a well-developed and proven worldwide ecosystem, driven by innovation, internationalisation and productivity. Worldwide, the Impact Hub network now has more than 15,000 members across 81 locations. Impact Hub Amsterdam already has 633 members in the Netherlands.