Impact Startup Fest
Join Impact Startup Fest (#ImpactSF17) on 25 & 26 September 2017 in the City of The Hague.
The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and scale-ups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges take centre 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.
25 September – Impact on the Beach
The best international matches are made in a relaxing environment. Our matchmaking program 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.
26 September – Impact Startup Fest
The entire day is filled with an exciting program with inspirational speakers, uplifting demos, pitch sessions and useful matchmaking opportunities between (tech) startups, investors, international organizations, 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 have supported over 900 social enterprises with connections to over 400 investors, mentors, and business support providers.
> Startups on Stage
We have preselected a number of promising startups to grab the mic at our open stage. They will pitch their business ideas to an audience of impact investors and might make the deal that will change their future forever. Interested? Come hear them pitch their ideas at Startups on Stage.
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 epicentre of “global challenges, startup solutions”. The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and their potential to change the world.