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

SDG Meetup | Decent Work & Economic Growth

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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 May, we'll be focusing on SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth. As the global economy continues to recover from the 2008 economic crisis and global recession, we are seeing slower growth, widening inequalities, and not enough jobs to keep up with a growing labour force. That's why SDG 8 promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

CONTRIBUTORS

- Unicef Nederland | Caroline Bomers, Business Connector for the Amsterdam region, will talk about the organisation's new project for SMEs, #UNICEFBusinessBuddies. Want to know how you can make an impact as an entrepreneur on SDG 8 together with UNICEF? Learn more about the theme Youth Empowerment, Generation Unlimited (the UN Youth 2030 Strategy to get every young person in a decent job and education) and UNICEF projects related to SDG 8, including Leaders of the Future (Jordan) and Techno Girls (South Africa).

- Social Finance NL | Co-founder Ruben Koekoek was educated as an economist (Cum Laude) with a focus on Development Economics and Macroeconomics. Prior to co-founding Social Finance NL, Koekoek led the Social Impact Bond efforts for ABN AMRO Bank. Together with the municipality of Rotterdam, Ruben initiated the first Social Impact Bond from continental Europe. Social Finance NL is a social enterprise that serves as in intermediary between government, service providers and impact investors in order to solve social issues more effectively. Ruben will join us to tell us more about the status of SDG 8 and about the work that Social Finance NL is doing across the globe to tackle un(der)employment.

- GreenfieldCities | Joris Benninga, Founder and CEO | GreenfieldCities (GFC) delivers sustainable solutions to mitigate forced migration. It does so by developing sustainable, safe, inclusive and productive urban areas in regions of origin of (potential) migrants. The initiative puts the creation of high-quality jobs for the local workforce at the heart of its enterprise and views entrepreneurship as a critical cornerstone to building thriving labour markets. Having started in 2016, GFC is getting ready to launch a Clean Tech Campus for 1500 people in Jordan in the year ahead together with a wide range of allies including the United Nations. Joris will join us to provide his perspective on the importance of jobs in sustainability and their Jordan pilot.

FACILITATORS

The evening will be facilitated by Alexandra Lomo, Community Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, and Carolien de Bruin, CEO of C-Change, an advisory and tech startup with a mission to connect social entrepreneurs to the capital and support they need to succeed.

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 May 29th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

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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 this month's Meetup will be focusing on SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. That’s why SDG 9 encourages building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.

CONTRIBUTORS
➜ Metabolic | Andrew McCue, Sustainability Consultant | Metabolic is a consulting and venture building company that uses systems thinking to tackle global sustainability challenges. By sharing their knowledge and tools, they help businesses, governments and non-profits thrive in the circular economy. They’re also behind iconic projects like developing Amsterdam’s first circular neighbourhood, Buiksloterham, and supporting DGTL Festival’s transition to a zero-waste strategy. #KnowledgeSharing

➜ Studio Wae | Tynke van den Heuvel, Founder | After trying - and failing - to find an adjustable carpet on Pinterest, Tynke came up with her business idea for a circular carpet brand. Studio Wae produces decorative tiles and carpets for outdoor and indoor spaces, made from waste streams! Tynke will share more about her circular products, how she extracts materials for production using urban mining, and the partnerships she developed in the process. #Action

➜ Biopolus | Kriszti Árvai-Nagy, Dutch Partnership Executive | Biopolus is a Hungary-based water innovator. Using advanced biological engineering, they’ve created a modular, expandable water treatment system for complex circular urban water treatment and management. Kriszti will tell us more about their BioMakery approach, specifically focusing on the Koningshoeven BioMakery: their first water treatment facility in the Netherlands, for which they won the water management category of the 2019 Dutch Circular Awards. #Action

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by Thomas van der Molen, founder of Sustainable Start. Together, we’ll brainstorm about various issues relating to SDG 9 to generate new insights for overcoming such challenges, and aim to find new ways to accelerate sustainable solutions for Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

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 Feb 27th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Meet new impact startups | Pitch event

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Meet the impact startups in Impact Hub Amsterdam's Business Model Challenge and hear their entrepreneurial ideas during the pitch finale on 13 December!

After every pitch you can help the entrepreneurs reach the next step by providing them with feedback & connections. And at the end of the day you can decide together which company deserves a special prize!

PROGRAM
15:30 – 18:00 | Pitches
18:00 – 19:00 | Drinks

SIGN UP NOW > Don’t forget to sign up because previous editions were all sold-out!

MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS MODEL CHALLENGE
The Business Model Challenge is Impact Hub Amsterdam's incubator program that supports entrepreneurs in developing a stronger business model for their social enterprise.

Since October, 24 entrepreneurs have been a part of the 15th edition, working on turning their idea into a successful impact startup.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Dec 13th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Reduce your Food Waste | Young Impactmakers

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Did you know that between 33-50% of all food produced globally is never eaten, and the value of this wasted food is worth over $1 trillion?

Explore the problem of food waste in the world and in the Netherlands - and meet people who are working on a local level to reduce the waste of food.

Three organisations (Instock, BuurtBuik, Thuisafgehaald.nl) will share their inspiring stories from the front line of the fight against food waste. Come learn more about the food waste problem and get all the practical tips you need to reduce your own waste of food!

You'll dig into challenges brought by our guests and co-create exciting solutions to these challenges together with other young impact makers.

↝ Program
18:45 - 19:00 - Walk-in
19:00 - 19:20 - Welcome & intro + No FoodWaste quiz
19:20 - 19:40 - Inspirational talks
19:40 - 20:00 - Guest pitches x 3
20:00 - 21:00 - Interactive co-creation to tackle challenges
21:00 - 22:00 - Drinks!

⋆ About Young Impactmakers⋆
Under the Young Impact Makers umbrella, 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 Impact Hub Amsterdam, Young Impact Makers 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, workshops and more!

With the Young Impact Makers we strengthen the social entrepreneurial ecosystem for young people.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Nov 13th