What we're about

Impact Hub Amsterdam is part of the fast-growing global Impact Hub network of impact entrepreneurs and innovators with more than 16,000 members in over 100 cities around the world. To make change happen, we facilitate entrepreneurial solutions to society’s biggest challenges. We give you access to a valuable network, as well as business expertise, resources and capital, organise events, host a collaborative working space, and run a series of accelerator programs. We provide almost everything to move your business for a better world forward.

From our home at KIT - the Royal Tropical Institute - we welcome 10,000 guests, host more than 250 impact events and accelerate more than 150 enterprises each year. Since 2008, we’ve helped more than a thousand entrepreneurs to start, grow and scale their impact business.

If you want to change the status quo and business as usual, join our unique impact ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, organisations, techies and creative minds who are committed to build a more just and sustainable world.

Upcoming events (4+)

Crunch Lunch

Needs a location

€35.00

Having a roadblock? Stop trying to solve everything by yourself! Our community is made up of dozens of smart individuals who are happy to let you pick their brains. Get the chance to crowdsolve impact challenges over lunch and expand your network.

What and why?
We host Crunch Lunch sessions every quarter where you get the chance to crowdsolve impact challenges over lunch and expand your network. Bring your challenge into this facilitated, peer-to-peer lunch session and leave with a filled belly and a clear next step for your entrepreneurial challenge.
After the Crunch Lunch, feel free to stay at our place and work until the Deep Dive Drinks are happening at 5 PM!

For who?
For all that want to take their business, impact and professional development to the next level. From SME, orgs to startups and from founders to employees.

Pricing
Expand members (included) | Non-members and Explore members pay €35 per ticket

Become an Expand Member to join all our community events and sign up here.

Deep Dive Drinks

Needs a location

Join our monthly drinks with a theme where you get the chance to connect with the local community and Impact Hub team and feel free to sign up a friend, colleague or family member and bring them along!

What and why?
While enjoying drinks, you have the chance to make new connections, exchange knowledge about positive impact and get to know the Impact Hub team. The first drink is on us!
The drinks always include a knowledge sharing session hosted by the expert of the day. This varies from Money Talks partners, such as World Fund and Ysubsidie, to Masterclass experts, such as Drift and Upshot.

For who?
To join the Deep Dive Drinks, you have to be an Impact Hub member. Click here to become a member! As a member you can invite your friend, colleague or family member to join you.

There is more
Also join our Crunch lunch, Impact Masterclasses, Money Talks or Ecosystem Days previously to our drinks that day!

Read more about our events here. Not a member yet? Check out our Member Offer.

Circular Ecosystem Day

Needs a location

We would like to welcome you during our Circular ecosystem day where we connect and strengthen relationships between impact entrepreneurs, investors, consumers, corporates, government, and other organisations. Our Circular Ecosystem Day will take place on Wednesday 21 September, and in this edition we will have a special focus on the fashion and textile industry.

PROGRAM

12:00 – 14:30 CIRCO Community event | Invite only
This afternoon will be dedicated to inspiration, networking and knowledge sharing around the topic of circular entrepreneurship. Read more here.

13:00 – 15:00 Impact Nation| Invite only
Impact Nation organizes an interactive session with MVO Netherlands & DCTV fashion and textile transition expert Michiel van Yperen and Impact Hub’s circular fashion expert Maartje Janse. Under their guidance, we dive deeper into the sustainability challenges in the fashion and textile industry. Read more here

14:30 – 18:00 Open Program
The afternoon program will start with a keynote by Marcel den Hollander, followed by the launch of our Circular Textile program in Amsterdam and Fashion Fail Forward.

  • 15:00 Circular Textiles in Amsterdam

This 2-year program funded by the Municipality of Amsterdam, Stichting DOEN Foundation, and the Goldschmeding Foundation, in which 3 partners (Metabolic, Impact Hub Amsterdam and Bankers without Boundaries) investigate how through a systematic approach a cohort of innovative companies can be found, scaled up and financed to stimulate the transition to a circular textile value chain.

  • 15:15 Keynote speaker: Marcel den Hollander works as an independent researcher and industrial design consultant to industry in circular product design and business models for the circular economy. As one of the first he studied industrial design at the TU Delft followed by a Ph.D in circular product design and with over 20 years of experience in commercial industrial design for renowned design studios, designing consumer goods from (food)packaging to office furniture, we are proud to have him at the Ecosystem day.

  • 16:00 Fail Forward: As part of our Circular Textile Program we are organising a Fail Forward Fashion edition, in which the founders of circular fashion companies Loop.a Life and Makers Unite & United Repair Center talk about how they failed with a positive outcome. By making ‘learning by doing’ a shared good, we all help each other one step further in the transition to a circular fashion and textile industry.

  • 16:40 – 18:00 Drinks with Impact Hub’s circularity network

Sign up for free by 15 September. Read more about our ecosystem here: https://amsterdam.impacthub.net/ecosystems/

Deep Dive Drinks

Needs a location

Join our monthly drinks with a theme where you get the chance to connect with the local community and Impact Hub team and feel free to sign up a friend, colleague or family member and bring them along!

What and why?
While enjoying drinks, you have the chance to make new connections, exchange knowledge about positive impact and get to know the Impact Hub team. The first drink is on us!
The drinks always include a knowledge sharing session hosted by the expert of the day. This varies from Money Talks partners, such as World Fund and Ysubsidie, to Masterclass experts, such as Drift and Upshot.

For who?
To join the Deep Dive Drinks, you have to be an Impact Hub member. Click here to become a member! As a member you can invite your friend, colleague or family member to join you.

There is more
Also join our Crunch lunch, Impact Masterclasses, Money Talks or Ecosystem Days previously to our drinks that day!

Read more about our events here. Not a member yet? Check out our Member Offer.

Past events (93)

Money Talks

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€25.00

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