A lot happened at #IEweek, Impact Economy week was all about interesting events around ideas and ventures from Europe. It was a great happening for us because everything that is good for society, making an impact gets to shine. we want to feature 7 tweets and give it some back story.
Overall it was a great a week for the Impact Economy.
Let’s make Impact Economy week float
The hague has many event locations, old and new ones. But how cool is it to build your own event space like the Dutch do, on water! That’s what they did. In front of the Dutch Parlement is the ‘Hofvijver’ and there they made an island for everyone to meet.
— Ronald Kleverlaan (@kleverlaan) March 22, 2016
Over the moon with our new venue
This is how that looked at night, organizer Mirjam Bink is a one to follow if to get all the insights in entrepreneurial The Hague area. She was over the moon with this new and exciting venue and made shots of it from every corner.
— Mirjam Bink (@MirjamBink) March 26, 2016
A true crowdfunding record
During this week not only did our Dutch prideful startup Peerby start a small crowdfunding round. They also made a (World?) record within this week. The good karma they have, from the strong community they built, proved to make more impact then they expected. This relatively small crowdfunding campaign turned into one of the biggest and fastest public equity rounds in the world.
The CEO Daan Weddepohl had planned a round trip of events to attend to promote his campaign, and now he could tell about his instant ‘overnight’ success.
This unexpected campaign showed how much karma this company has, and how impactful it is for people all around the Netherlands, and soon internationally.
The money that is gathered (could have been more but they decided to cap it) is used to expand their business internationally. Next to that they will invest in circular products which are built to sustain.
— CrowdfundingHub (@crowdfundinghub) March 28, 2016
The impact economy is huge
It promised to be a valuable week when so much tickets are sold! The economy around impact venturing and investing is thriving more than ever and this week perfectly showed that.
— InnovativeEnterprise (@innovfin_enter) March 29, 2016
Dinners for mingling in networking.
The Hague and the Netherlands stand for a high quality of living. We are proud to serve and host people from all around Europe and have them experience our melting pot cuisine. Here’s a shot of one of the dinners for entrepreneurs from all around to mingle and make deals.
— Linda van Duivenbode (@DuifNL) March 29, 2016
— Impact City (@HagueInnovators) March 30, 2016
Power women are well represented
From TEDxBinnenhof to the ONL event, power ladies will ruling the stage.
— Linda van Duivenbode (@DuifNL) March 31, 2016
The Impact Economy is alive and kicking and properly ‘making the world a better place’. The Hague was and is at the worldwide center of it all, because so many people did not even travel more than 50 kilometers to attend.