Social Hackathon

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Do you have a great idea for a better world, but need a helping hand to make it a reality? Or do you have awesome skills and a valuable network you want to use for doing good? Join us on 19 May for a full-day social hackathon organised by Impact Hub Amsterdam and Social Hackathon.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, creative or techie, join a diverse group of people ready to work together on turning an idea into a practical plan to make change happen.


In the morning we will begin by listening to our ‘challenge owners’ - organisations with problems to solve or socially minded initiatives they want to develop further.

We will then break out in groups to work on sketching innovative solutions to these challenges. After a delicious lunch, we’ll continue to work together with a concrete methodology to transform all of our exciting proposals into pragmatic solutions.

The evening will close with a group dinner and the chance to pitch your group’s solution. Our Dragons’ Den style jury will ask some tough questions and select the winning team, which will receive a fantastic prize. But we can’t reveal that just yet!


> For organisations/initiatives: Come up with a socially-minded challenge and benefit from a group of young talents who will work for 13 hours on solving it.

> For individuals: Put your talents to use and join this event as one of our 'hackers' | Brainstorm about solutions to one of the proposed challenges | Contribute directly to a social initiative | Boost your skills and network.

Tickets for challenge owners are €150, for hackers €45. This includes food, drinks, resources and everything you will need for a successful Social Hackathon.


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.


This foundation exists to boost the networks, knowledge and opportunities of social initiatives that aim to create a fairer world. We believe in initiatives developed locally, by communities that know best what kind of social change they need. So we want to help those people realise something unique.

Our experience has taught us that setting up a successful social initiative is not that easy. And that many ideas are lost because they do not get the right support to kick off. That is why we organise Social Hackathons: to give promising social initiatives a great start.