Impact Startup Fest
2 October 2018

Startup matchmaking with investors and NGO’s

Join us, and leave with new contacts & leads

Matter more at Impact Startup Fest!

On October 2nd (11.30 – 21.00), in the Fokker Terminal in The Hague, a brand new Impact Startup Fest will take place! The impact of unresolved global challenges is growing. Neither markets, nor NGOs, nor governments alone can solve the challenges we all are facing. So start cooperating and join Impact Startup Fest, the biggest impact event of Europe, with a mission to improve the world by connecting the right people. Proudly hosted by ImpactCity.

This year we take a complete new approach! In addition to the buzzing all-day program Impact Startup Fest is known for, this year’s edition will also feature a number of small and personal in-depth sessions. Here, you can work on a specific topic with the participants and have their full attention. We’re positive this will result in better matchmaking and leads!

The Fokker Terminal will be packed with all kinds of impact makers, connecting and starting new initiatives on important themes like climate action, humanitarian innovation, energy, sustainability and how to feed the world.

During the first part of the program, you will visit one of the exciting Meetups with partners from the ImpactCity community. After lunch you can join the Matchmaking sessions between startups, investors and NGO’s, or find new allies during the Roundabouts. Here, you can deep-dive with a small group of like-minded people.

Our goal: you will leave with new, useful connections and at least 15 leads to follow up and empower your work in making impact. Together with new friends, new insights and new knowledge.


The true value of ImpactCity is the closely cooperating impact community in the Hague. Several of our partners host a Meetup during Impact StartupFest.

From launching Social Finance NL, to the HiiL Regional finals and the Annual event of the Dutch Coalition of Humanitarion innovation. Join our partners to make impact together!


During the Matchmaking sessions we connect and match impact startups with corporates, investors, NGOs and governments for a personal one on one. Before the event we match the startups and partners on mutual preferences, in that way we guarantee that the meeting is in both interests.

It’s not a meeting to make a deal, but a quick sessions to see whether a follow up is interesting. A great opportunity to have multiple meetings in a short timespan.


In the Roundabout sessions we take a deep-dive with 4-6 guests into the expertise of the session host. You can consider these Roundabout sessions as intimate small scale workshops or deep dives on a particular topic.

Roundabout topics will vary from the first steps in impact investment to experience sharing by a CEO of a large NGO. In this small setting participants get the opportunity to really discuss the topics that matter to them, at the end they leave the table with applicable knowledge and leads that will help them instantly in their business.

Impact Startup Panel

How do you define impact? How do you define impact entrepreneurship? How does it differ from “normal” entrepreneurship?

To answer these questions, host Annette van Soest moderates a discussion with four entrepreneurs representing four impact startups from five different continents.

Previous editions of Impact Startup Fest

Hosted by ImpactCity – The Hague

Impact Startup Fest is proudly hosted by ImpactCity. The Hague is the city for entrepreneurs who want to build a better world. As the international city of peace and justice, The Hague offers a wide range of possibilities to startups and scale-ups with impact.

The city encourages “doing good & doing business” in all kinds of ways with practical help: assistance with settling, start-up hubs, possibilities for financing and a great infrastructure.