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

Sustainable Travels | Young Impactmakers

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Do you love travelling but dislike the negative impact it’s having on the environment? Are you curious about how you could contribute to more sustainable tourism? Want to help develop solutions that enhance sustainable travels?

Join us to find out more about sustainability in tourism and get fresh ideas that can be easily adopted by both organisations and travellers. This event is the ideal moment to meet like-minded people who are working on making tourism more conscious!

Four initiatives will share their inspiring stories, as well as issues they face in the field of sustainable tourism. And you’ll dig into these challenges to co-create exciting solutions together with other Young Impactmakers!

Green Tickets
Sustainable Travels
Better Places
The Turn Club

18:45 – Walk-in
19:00 – Welcome & intro
19:10 – Sustainability challenges in tourism
19:30 – Guest pitches
20:00 – Interactive co-creation to tackle challenges
21:00 – Drinks!

Through the Young Impactmakers community, Impact Hub Amsterdam, Starters4Communities and partners support talented young people who want to do good while doing business, either by starting their own impact enterprise or by collaborating with organisations working towards a better world.

In addition to hosting sessions every second Tuesday of the month at the Impact Hub, Young Impactmakers gives you everything you need to take your talent and ambition to the next level – from hands-on workshops and matchmaking events, to a strong network, problem-solving power, a testing stage, bootcamps, dinners and more!

To get our latest news and opportunities, and meet other Young Impactmakers, join our Facebook group >

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Apr 9th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

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In the March edition of our monthly SDG Meetup, we'll be focusing on SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions.

Peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law, are essential for achieving sustainable development. That’s why SDG 16 promotes peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.


TYKN is a startup that is protecting access to human rights through digital identities by helping organisations validate the existence of millions of people. Tykn's digital identity platform allows public and private institutions to issue and verify digital identity credentials. It’s an innovative way to share and request personal data proofs. Users are provided with an app, a digital identity wallet, that works on every mobile device and allows them to digitally access services from those institutions in a private and secure manner. Founder Tey El-Rjula will share the inspiring journey of Tykn and how it contributes to SDG 16.

MASTERPEACE is an award-winning, global grassroots nonprofit movement present in more than 40 countries. It aims to mobilize people around the world to use their talent and energy for peace-building and togetherness. Through music, sports, arts and dialogue, MasterPeace focuses on actively engaging people around the world in peace-building actions and leads the way to a more sustainable world with less (armed) conflict.

WO = MEN: As March is the month of International Women’s Day, WO = MEN (women equals men), will create a mobile pop-up experience that allows everyone to dive into the head of a woman or a man. WO=MEN, the Dutch Gender Platform, is an association that puts the unequal power relationships and dynamic between women and men worldwide on the map with an ever-growing unique mix of organizations and individuals. Gender inequality is both a violation of human rights and an obstacle to sustainable development.


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


The Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change.

The SDG Meetup series provides a continuous engagement opportunity to accelerate solutions per SDG and develop shared knowledge and resources. It is also an accessible collaboration platform for established organisations, impact entrepreneurs, SMEs, institutions and independent professionals who want to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Mar 27th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Dopper Changemaker Challenge | Kickoff event

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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

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

All tickets are free (the snacks, too!), but don’t forget to register >

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 >

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Mar 14th
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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.


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


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 >

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.


- 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