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Let's shine together at Impact Startup Fest

This year’s Impact Startup Fest takes place on 25 and 26 September in the City The Hague. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges take center stage at the festival. And we are keen for you to join the conversation on how to design this year’s program.

The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and scale-ups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Matchmaking is at the core of the event. It provides a creative environment in which to build bonds and bridges, establish new connections, and create new opportunities.

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? Here’s a warm welcome to our open mic stage on September 26. Send us a short note at and tell us your story.


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 of the festival. Do you have a great idea? Please share. We look forward to hearing from you at

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.

Like last year, the festival will feature thematic events, energizing meet-ups, deep dives, and deal making throughout the country. It will bring together an inspiring international network of startups, scale-ups, founders, investors, business leaders, developers, scientists, and other innovators.