We believe that economical success and social impact go hand in hand

We are ImpactCity

ImpactCity is the startup and scale-up community of The Hague. We help innovative entrepreneurs to start successfully and to grow their business. We open doors to investors and offer access to a comprehensive business network, inspiring company locations, international trade missions and competitions.

ImpactCity helps startups and scale-ups that deliver a societal contribution by offering various services. We believe that economic success goes hand in hand with solutions for a better world. We call this ‘doing good & doing business’. ImpactCity helps organizations with doing business. The Hague is the first ImpactCity in the world.

To effectively address global challenges, public and private partnerships are formed  on themes such as safety, humanitarian innovation, sustainability, renewable energy and food. These are the challenges for the future.

The ImpactCity program helps starting and growing entrepreneurs with the following 6 pillars:



Make the unknown known



Access to relevant networks



Access to growth capital



An infrastructure to foster growth



Access to new talent



Facilitate experiments

International city of peace and justice

The Hague is worldwide the international city of peace and justice with figureheads such as the Peace Palace, the International Court of Justice, Europol and the International Criminal Court. More than 30,000 people work here on the same goal: an honest and peaceful world. The opening of the Peace Palace in 1913 was one of the milestones in the history of The Hague as a city of peace and justice. In The Hague you will find more than 200 international organizations and knowledge institutes.

The Hague has become the place where networks and expertise meet. Stimulating innovation in this area ensures that this reputation remains visible in the future. The local and at the same time unique international network of The Hague connects NGOs, research centers, knowledge institutes, companies, governments and many young and creative entrepreneurs who want to make a difference.