Impact Startup Fest
Innovations for a better world

25th & 26th September 2017 – City of The Hague

In cooperation with Sankalp Forum

Impact Startup Fest

Join Impact Startup Fest (#ImpactSF17) on the 25th & 26th of September 2017 in the city of The Hague.
The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and scaleups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges take center 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. Join the conversation on how to further design this year’s programme!

25th of September – Impact on the beach

The best international matches are made in a relaxing environment. Our matchmaking programme 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 but there are a few wildcards available. The ‘wildcard’ registration form will be available soon via the website.

26th of September – Impact Startup Fest

The entire day is filled with an exciting programme with inspirational speakers, uplifting demos, pitch sessions and useful matchmaking opportunities between (tech) start-ups, 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 has supported over 900 social enterprises with connections to over 400 investors, mentors and business support providers.

> 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? Grab the mic at open mic stage. Interested? Please contact us via email.

> Workshops
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. Interested? Please contact us via email.

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.

Impact Startup Fest in cooperation with Sankalp Forum



Programme coming soon

Keynote speakers
(Reverse) Pitching & Matchmaking
Emerging Markets by Sankalp
Access to Venture Capital
Access to Impact Investors

Impact on the Beach25th September @ Scheveningen

More info

Get your tickets for Impact Startup Fest now!

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DEN HAAG - Start-up event in de Caballerofabriek op de Binckhorst. FOTO EN COPYRIGHT HENRIETTE GUEST

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DEN HAAG - Start-up event in de Caballerofabriek op de Binckhorst. FOTO EN COPYRIGHT HENRIETTE GUEST


StartupFest Europe ’17 ‘Global challenges, Startup Solutions’

From 25-28 September the Netherlands will be the epicenter for international startups, scale ups, investors, scientists, corporates and other innovators. The festival will feature thematic events, fun & energizing meetups, deep dives and deal-making throughout the Netherlands. StartupFest Europe will be organized and fueled by a coalition of partners under leadership of StartupDelta.

It’s all about helping startups raise money, attract talent and connect with peers, founders, leading scientists, venture capitalists,
corporates and policy makers.

Read more in our FAQ.

Startup Fest Europe 2017 will be a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation bringing these innovators together

Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy StartupDelta and co-founder Startup Fest Europe

DEN HAAG - Start-up event in de Caballerofabriek op de Binckhorst. FOTO EN COPYRIGHT HENRIETTE GUEST


De Kwartel | Scheveningen Strandslag
2586 JK Den Haag

Startup hub Binckhaven | Caballero Fabriek Saturnusstraat 60
2516 AH Den Haag

Startup hub Binckhaven | De Besturing Saturnusstraat 91
2516 AG Den Haag


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Main partners


Programme partners

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new world campus
border labs

Event partners

de besturing