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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 entrepreneurial initiatives for a better world forward.

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Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Circular Ecosystem Day

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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 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.

Henrike Slob's picture Masterclass / workshop on Sep 21st
Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Money Talks: Stichting DOEN – Finance for Impact | 27 Oct

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Tackle all things impact finance from subsidies to investment. Whether you are an employee, consultant or founder, these sessions will provide you with a clear overview and understanding of all that is out there relating to finance for business with a focus on impact.

Time: 15:30 – 17:00 
Partner: Marije Schasfoort & Mirjam Niessen from Stichting DOEN 
For who: Expand members (included) | Non-members and Explore members pay €25 per ticket

Sign Up here: eventbrite.co.uk/e/313256718277
Read more here: amsterdam.impacthub.net/event/money-talks-27-10

Henrike Slob's picture Masterclass / workshop on Oct 27th
Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Impact Masterclasses: The New Economy as a business model | 29 September

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Learn from a diverse group of academics and professionals who are mavericks in their field. They bring their real world insights and expertise into the room providing access to the most up to date impact strategies and systemic change. Established founders and innovative business owners of top agencies, companies and startups will guide you.

Conversations about a new, inclusive, sustainable and circular economy are becoming more common nowadays. To gain clarity, we should always map the broader ecosystem and go beyond products and customers. Using the Business Model Kit we will map complex ecosystems, identify different stakeholders and investigate value exchanges between them to identify challenges, and define improvement areas and opportunities to explore further towards the new economy. At the end of this Impact Masterclass, we will discuss potential cross industry collaborations and partnerships. 

 Time: 14:00 – 17:00 
 Partner: Shervin Fekri from Board of Innovation 
For who: Expand members (included) | Non-members and Explore members pay €299,95 per ticket

Sign Up here: eventbrite.co.uk/e/313251552827
Read more here: [amsterdam.impacthub.net/event/impact-masterclas…](https://amsterdam.impacthub.net/event/impact-masterclasses-29-09/ "https://amsterdam.impacthub.net/event/impact-masterclasses-29-09/")

Henrike Slob's picture Masterclass / workshop on Sep 29th
Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Impact Masterclass: The Transition Arena by DRIFT

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Learn from a diverse group of academics and professionals who are mavericks in their field. They bring their real world insights and expertise into the room providing access to the most up to date impact strategies and systemic change. Established founders and innovative business owners of top agencies, companies and startups will guide you.

In this session, DRIFT will share the process to stimulate transformative innovation. In this interactive masterclass, you will not only learn from theory, but also experience the method yourself and contribute. After this workshop you will understand how societal systems change work, and how you can stimulate transformative innovation.

  • Time: 13:00 – 17:00
  • Expert: Igno Notermans from DRIFT
  • For who: Expand members (included) | Non-members and Explore members pay €299,95 per ticket

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

Henrike Slob's picture Meet-up on May 12th
Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Inspiratietour Bouw

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Om dieper in te gaan op de mogelijkheden van circulair bouwen, organiseren we samen met de provincie Noord-Holland een online circulaire inspiratietour waarbij we ‘langsgaan’ bij belangrijke spelers in de circulaire bouwsector. Samen bespreken we de voordelen, uitdagingen en mogelijkheden voor bedrijven om het meeste uit circulaire bouweconomie te halen.

De bouw vormt de grootste materiaalopslag en afvalstroom in de economie. Elk jaar wordt alleen al in de Metropoolregio Amsterdam 1,4 miljoen ton sloopmateriaal verwerkt, met een potentiële waarde van €688 miljoen. Tegelijkertijd drukt de productie van nieuw bouwmateriaal zwaar op het milieu. Met hoogwaardige recycling, demontabel én modulair bouwen kan die waarde benut worden en het milieu worden gespaard.

Circulair bouwen betekent het ontwikkelen, gebruiken en hergebruiken van gebouwen, gebieden en infrastructuur, zonder natuurlijke hulpbronnen onnodig uit te putten, de leefomgeving te vervuilen en ecosystemen aan te tasten. Bouwen op een wijze die economisch verantwoord is en bijdraagt aan het welzijn van mens en dier.

Kansen

De bouw heeft zoveel facetten, dat bedrijven en bestuurders met veel strategieën aan de slag kunnen om de bouw circulairder te maken. Vijf belangrijke methodes zijn:

  • Hoogwaardig recyclen van sloopafval, zodat er minder primaire grondstoffen nodig zijn;
  • Administreren van materialen, zodat waarde van grondstoffen behouden blijft;
  • Demontabel bouwen, zodat onderdelen van een gebouw hergebruikt kunnen worden;
  • Modulair bouwen, zodat gebouwen aangepast kunnen worden aan nieuwe functies;
  • Ontwerpen voor collectief gebruik, zodat bewoners gebouwen en spullen kunnen delen.

Voor wie

Voor MKB in Noord-Holland en iedereen die wil weten hoe je een bedrijf (meer) circulair kunt maken, of dat nou je eigen bedrijf is of dat van je werkgever.

Sprekers

Worden binnenkort bekendgemaakt

LinkedIn group

Word lid van onze community op LinkedIn voor het laatste nieuws en evenementen over circulariteit in Noord-Holland!

Over provincie Noord-Holland & Impact Hub Amsterdam

Provincie Noord-Holland en Impact Hub Amsterdam werken samen om het circulaire ecosysteem in de provincie te versterken. Als onderdeel van deze samenwerking organiseren we diverse evenementen en gratis masterclasses.

Henrike Slob's picture Online event on Feb 8th
Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

CIRCO TEXTILE TRACK

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Ben jij ondernemer in de textielbranche en benieuwd naar circulaire business kansen voor jouw bedrijf?

In februari 2022 organiseert de CIRCO HUB Noord-Holland een track omtrent textiel hergebruik & recycling waarin je onder begeleiding concrete stappen zet in het (her)ontwikkelen van nieuwe, circulaire producten, diensten of businessmodellen.

Meer weten en circulaire kansen ontdekken? Neem dan snel een kijkje en meld je aan voor deze driedaagse CIRCO Track.

CIRCO Hub Noord-Holland bestaat uit Impact Hub Amsterdam, Noorderwind, Stichting Circulair West en Natuur en Milieufederatie Noord-Holland en draagt bij aan het verspreiden van kennis over circulair ontwerpen en ondernemen. Door het aanbieden van verschillende CIRCO Tracks helpen we MKB in diverse sectoren om nieuwe circulaire ondernemingskansen te ontwikkelen.

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Henrike Slob, Marketing Communications Lead at Impact Hub Amsterdam, posted

Demo Day - No Waste Challenge

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You're invited the No Waste Challenge 2021 Demo Day organized by What Design Can Do & Impact Hub Amsterdam!

About this event

We are very delighted to invite you to the Demo Day of the No Waste Challenge 2021, taking place on: Thursday 10th of February at 16:00 CET, organized by What Design Can Do and Impact Hub Amsterdam.

After taking part in the half-year Development Programme, 16 winning teams of the No Waste Challenge will present their project, business case, their ambitions and their biggest needs moving forward, such as funding to scale-up, strategic partners, launching customers and specific expertise.

Get to meet these amazing creative entrepreneurs and enter in conversations with them in different breakouts. We promise you, you’ll leave the digital space inspired and engaged!

RESERVE YOUR (ONLINE) SPOT HERE!

The No Waste Challenge called on creative entrepreneurs and designers all over the world to submit innovative, design driven solutions to the catastrophic waste issues the world is facing. From the more than 1400 entries, an international jury of design and climate experts selected the most professional, promising creative startups that submitted the most impactful and feasible design driven innovations to join the challenge’s development programme.

Henrike Slob's picture Online event on Feb 10th
Margot Kemps, posted

Pitch event | MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF IMPACT ENTREPRENEURS

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MEET THE NEXT GENERATION OF IMPACT ENTREPRENEURS
Get inspired by early-stage impact entrepreneurs during the Pitch Event of the Impact Hub Business Model Challenge #21! These ambitious entrepreneurs will share their business cases with an audience of Impact Hub members, experts and potential partners.

And you are invited! After every pitch, you can support the entrepreneurs with their next steps by giving them feedback and providing them with valuable contacts. At the end of the program you will also help to decide, together with our jury, which startup deserves a special prize!

This pitch event will be held online.
This event takes place during the Impact Hub Collaboration Day.

PROGRAM

16.00-16.10: Welcome and introduction to BMC
16.10-17.00: Listen to 9 fresh pitches, meet the entrepreneurs here!
17.00-17.15 Keynote by BMC#20 winner: Plant Based Fashion
17.15-17.30: Winner announcement

WHAT IS THE BUSINESS MODEL CHALLENGE (BMC)?
In our three-month BMC incubator, we help impact entrepreneurs unlock the potential of their innovative ideas, and turn these ideas for a better world into scalable business models!

Online event on Nov 25th