Impact Startup Europe

Impact Startup Fest 2017

Join Impact Startup Fest on the 25th & 26th of September 2017 in the city of The Hague. The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and scaleups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges take center stage.

National and international matchmaking is at the core of the event. The festival provides a creative environment in which to build bonds and bridges, establish new connections, and create new opportunities to accelerate your business. Join the conversation on how to further design this year’s programme!

25th of September – Impact on the beach
The best international matches are made in a relaxing environment. Our matchmaking programme will be held at one of The Hague’s finest beach pavilions. National and international (tech) startups and scale-ups will meet with business leaders and impact investors for informal talks and drinks. The event is by invitation only but there are a few wildcards available. The ‘wildcard’ registration form will be available soon via the website.

26th of September – Impact Startup Festival

The entire day is filled with an exciting programme with inspirational speakers, uplifting demos, pitch sessions and useful matchmaking opportunities between (tech) start-ups, investors, international organisations, developers and corporates. A special track called Emerging Markets will focus on the opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation and impact investing.

Meet our Impact network
Connect with our international network of founders, impact investors, business leaders and developers around doing business & doing good. We collaborate with our network partner Intellecap’s initiative Sankalp Forum, one of the world’s largest impact enterprise focused platforms that has supported over 900 social enterprises with connections to over 400 investors, mentors and business support providers.

Startups on stage

Are you on the hunt for a mentor, a co-founder, new talent to spark your business, or have an entirely different request? Grab the mic at open mic stage. Interested? Please contact us via email.

Are you eager to help build this year’s Impact Startup Fest? We’re looking for interesting and interactive workshops to feature in this year’s edition. Interested? Please contact us via email.

More information & registration

Contact information
Global challenges, startup solutions
Impact Startup Fest is part of the country-wide Startup Fest Europe, which will take place from 25-29 September in locations all over the Netherlands. During Startup Fest Europe, the Netherlands will be the epicenter of “global challenges, startup solutions”. The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and their potential to change the world.


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InnovationQuarter The regional economic development agency for the South Holland province in the Netherlands. The mission of InnovationQuarter is to strengthen the regional economy by supporting and stimulating the innovation potential of the area. In close cooperation with all major corporations, educational and research institutions - like the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Delft University of [...]

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