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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Dopper Changemaker Challenge | Kickoff event

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CALLING STUDENTS GRADUATING ON THE SUBJECT OF PLASTIC WASTE OR CLEAN WATER

In the Dopper Changemaker Challenge, you can enter your graduation project or thesis idea to win a €5,000 grant, valuable network connections, PR support and more – and that without adding extra time to your studies! Need help with taking your plastic waste or clean water idea to the next level? Join us on 14 March to brainstorm with inspiring speakers, experts and students!

During the kickoff event, you’ll get fresh inspiration and practical tools to graduate as a changemaker! Sign up now to:

1. Hear from plastic-free and clean water changemakers
2. Learn how to pitch your idea in a clear and concise way
3. Map out the next steps of your innovative solution
4. Identify stakeholders who can support your journey
5. Collaborate with students working on similar projects
6. Mingle with Impact Hub’s Young Impactmakers community

PROGRAM
19:00 Welcome (grab a drink)
19:30 – 21:30 Event (learn-brainstorm-discuss)
21:30 – 22:00 Drinks

TICKETS
All tickets are free (the snacks, too!), but don’t forget to register > https://bit.ly/CMCKickoff

Entrepreneurs, campaigners, engineers, influencers – meet the changemakers

Need even more inspiration? Entrepreneur and Straw by Straw founder Ev Liu developed an eco-friendly alternative to the plastic straw made of natural wheat straw! City to Sea founder and environmental campaigner Natalie Fee reached 35 million people with her Refill campaign for ditching single-use water bottles. And designer Mirjam de Bruijn created the Twenty soluble cleaning products – the only 20% percent you need to buy; add 80% tap water and shake it up!

These are just three of the inspiring changemakers you’ll get to know during the Dopper Changemaker Challenge! From Amsterdam to Berlin and from London to Kathmandu, there are more than a dozen stories we can’t wait to share!

Stay tuned and send us the topic of your graduation project by 12 April > https://dopperchangemakerchallenge.com

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Mar 14th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Intro to Growth Hacking

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Are you an an entrepreneur who wants a proven system to find product-market fit, validate your value proposition or accelerate growth by leveraging the power of the Web?

Join this fast-paced intro to growth hacking with SPINUP‘s Jeremy Croes! During this content-packed workshop, you will learn how to kickstart the growth hacking process for your business.

WHAT WILL WE COVER?

Part 1: Building the Foundation
– Introduction to growth hacking (what, why and the system)
– Pirate funnels & the Aha! Moment

Part 2: Implementing the System
– How to identify and prioritise growth experiments
– How to craft and set up growth experiments
– How to measure and manage performance
– Examples of growth experiments

Assignments during the session
1. Sketch your pirate funnel & determine the Aha! Moment
2. Craft your first growth experiment
3. Use this landing page optimisation hack to activate more people

WHO IS THIS FOR?

The workshop caters mainly to startups but scaleups (or any company, actually) can benefit from growth hacking. Who doesn’t want to get more revenue and increase their social impact?

MORE INFO? Go to > https://amsterdam.impacthub.net/event/workbenchapr2019/

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Apr 4th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Circulaire Ecosysteem Meetup [NL]

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Ben jij een startup of MKB’er en wil je met dezelfde middelen meer commerciële waarde creëren?

Tijdens deze bijeenkomst zullen we de tijd nemen om in kaart te brengen wat de circulaire economie voor startups en MKB’ers betekent en hoe we kunnen samenwerken om dit te bereiken.

- Programma -
• Screening van TwentieFour: een succesverhaal van een duurzame ondernemer met filmmakers Linda Vermaat en Erik Loots
• Panel gesprek tussen verschillende ondernemers over uitdagingen en kansen om met huidige middelen meer waarde te creëren
• Breakout sessies over hoe je morgen meteen aan de slag kan gaan

- Panelleden -
• Valerie Hirschhauser, founder Frank About Tea | Een thee-abonnementsservice die bijdraagt aan kortere ketens en meer transparantie in de thee industrie.
• Huub Janson, meester chocolatier bij Bonbonatelier Janson | Eerlijke chocolade, gemaakt van cacao waarvoor de boeren goed getraind en betaald worden.
• Mark Berger, Project/Business Manager bij Hoek Hoveniers | Een hoveniers- en groenvoorzieningsbedrijf die innovatie inzet voor een duurzame en leefbare omgeving.
• Mike Venekamp, directeur Atlantis Handelshuis | Een groothandel in eerlijke producten uit de regio, met een zo kort mogelijke en transparante (voedsel)keten.

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- Over Provincie Noord-Holland & Impact Hub Amsterdam -
Provincie Noord-Holland en Impact Hub Amsterdam werken sinds kort samen aan de versterking van het circulaire ecosysteem in de provincie. Als onderdeel van deze samenwerking worden meerdere evenementen en masterclasses georganiseerd.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Feb 5th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Collaborating for a Circular Economy

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After 2018’s sold out edition, we are pleased to invite you to the 2019 edition of our circular collaboration event during the Week of the Circular Economy.

Join us to find out about the benefits and challenges of circular collaboration from two startup-corporate partnerships (Instock & Albert Heijn | Plastic Whale & Vepa), as well as the partnership of Cepezed (architecture firm for spatial design) and Albron (largest Dutch food caterer).

Their circular collaboration stories will focus on:
– Creating a circular and waste-free food system by turning surplus produce into delicious meals | Cees van Vliet, Albert Heijn’s Director of Stores & Distributions, and Instock co-founder Freke van Nimwegen.

– Building circular furniture from plastic waste collected from Amsterdam’s canals | Polianne van Oord, Relationship Manager Circular Furniture at Plastic Whale, and Vepa Director Janwillem de Kam.

– Co-developing the Green House, one of the most circular Dutch buildings, which operates as a restaurant, urban farm and community centre | Cepezed Architect Jaap Bosch and Albron‘s Business Development Manager Ernest van de Voort.

Rozanne Henzen and Hilde van der Schans from De Nationale Denktank (National Think Tank) will wrap up with a short reflection, drawing from their 2018 research on how to accelerate the circular economy in the Netherlands.

We will round off this inspiring event with celebratory drinks and raise a glass to building the new economy together!

- What Impact Hub does on circularity -
As Impact Hub, we build impact ecosystems to solve societal issues through entrepreneurial solutions, particularly in the areas of food, plastics and circularity.

To accelerate the transition to a circular economy, we help build a circular community and network, design circular knowledge sharing events, run accelerators for circular innovations, scout the best circular entrepreneurs, and develop strong partnerships.

Among our recent collaborations is our partnership with the Province of Noord-Holland, which aims to become fully circular by 2050.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Jan 16th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Climate Action

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

In April, we'll be focusing on SDG 13: Climate Action. The year 2017 was one of the three warmest on record, with average temperatures being 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period. The world continues to experience rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions and increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases. That's why SDG 13 focuses on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

CONTRIBUTORS
➜ Stay tuned for speaker updates!

PROGRAM
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

PRICE
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

MORE ABOUT SDG MEETUP
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

WHERE?
The meetups takes place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Apr 24th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Zero Hunger

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

In June, we’ll be focusing on SDG 2: Zero Hunger. There have been huge achievements in line with the targets set out by the first Millennium Development Goals. Unfortunately, extreme hunger and malnutrition remain a huge barrier to development in many countries. That’s why SDG 2 focuses on ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture.

CONTRIBUTORS
We will be hearing different perspectives on reducing hunger worldwide from three organisations: World Resources Institute, The Hunger Project and DSM!

Stay tuned for speaker details!

PROGRAM
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

PRICE
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

MORE ABOUT SDG MEETUP
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

WHERE?
The meetups takes place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Jun 26th