Entrepreneurial Solutions for a Sustainable City

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An event during WeMakeThe.City

This full-day experience at Impact Hub Amsterdam is the perfect opportunity to explore how Impact Hub makes cities more sustainable and vibrant through entrepreneurial solutions in plastics, food, inclusion, and circularity. Come get inspired by the diverse solutions of our impactmakers!

You can create your personalised schedule by purchasing tickets to the sessions you want to attend. From attending one session to spending the whole day with us - it's up to you! Learn more and sign up > bit.ly/IHA-WMTC

This event is powered by Impact Hub and the City of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Impact).

10:00 - 12:00 | Impact Entrepreneurs in Action: Gender, Migration and Circular Economy

We need diverse solutions to solve global and local challenges. Want to find out how YOU can make a difference and support the development of these solutions? Join this interactive session co-created by Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change! You’ll get inspired by impactmakers working in gender, migration and circular economy, as well as contributors from The Next Women, Crosswise Works, Generous Minds, and Circle Economy.

10:00 - 12:00 | Circular Strategies

To innovate for a circular economy we must narrow, slow, close and regenerate material resource and energy loops. In this two-hour session featuring Jan Konietzko from TU Delft, you will learn more about these key circular strategies. Use a brainstorm card deck developed at TU Delft to get inspired and generate circular ideas you can start implementing in your business right away! This session is part of our collaboration with the Province of Noord-Holland, which aims to become fully circular by 2050.

12:15 - 13:15 | Lunchtime: Vegan Lunch for €5

13:30 - 15:30 | Make Your Money Green: Sustainable Investing for Newbies

You can accelerate the transition to a sustainable future by investing from as little as €250. How? Through crowdfunding! In this interactive session, crowdfunding platform Oneplanetcrowd will share all the insights you need to start investing in companies and initiatives that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You’ll also hear the crowdfunding stories of impact entrepreneurs working on the SDGs, join speed date sessions with these entrepreneurs, and more!

16:00 - 18:00 | Perspectives on Food and Climate

In this session, the DOEN Foundation will discuss the link between climate action and sustainable food - from how the current food system contributes to climate change to how companies, consumers and policymakers can help lower food’s climate impact! Learn from experts and entrepreneurs about how the concept of ‘food’ is perceived, marketed and sold, and what impact food has on our climate.

13:30 - 18:00 | New Plastic Ecosystem Meetup

Our second plastics ecosystem meetup is a unique opportunity to meet partners from our ecosystem, and get inspired by the next generation of entrepreneurs with solutions to reduce plastic waste worldwide! Featuring a keynote by Ellen MacArthur Foundation, roundtables and panel discussions with alumni of our Plastic Free Ocean Accelerator and partners such as the Port of Amsterdam, WWF and Accenture. Plus the chance to meet the winners of the Dopper Changemaker Challenge, and hear pitches by our Business Model Challenge| Plastics Edition participants!

18:15 - 19:30 | Miha Pogacnik: Visionary, Violinist and Cultural Entrepreneur

Experience a unique performance on divergent problem-solving by world-famous violinist and visionary Miha Pogacnik. There is no right or wrong, only participation and creation.

19:00 - 23:00 Experience Impact: Heroes of Amsterdam VR Screening and Party

Frank Heckman, founder of the Embassy of the Earth, will kick off the evening session with stories of his incredible work with heroes around the world. Then, Impact Hub members Heroes & Friends will introduce us to inspiring initiatives working on the SDGs in Amsterdam.

As winners of the City of Amsterdam’s Localise the SDGs Challenge on the EU Social Challenges platform Heroes & Friends have helped these initiatives share their stories through Virtual Reality (VR) experiences!

After the talk from Heroes & Friends, it’s time for drinks, snacks and live music! You can also pop into our screening room for VR experiences of the local heroes working an inclusive and vibrant city for all.

The Future of Food

In addition to food for thought, we have some delicious bites to keep you running from one event to the next. Come and taste the plant-based, fairly produced treats of Meet Jack, FRANK about tea, Plant-Based Cheese, and many more!