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

We are ImpactCity

The Hague is the city for entrepreneurs who want to build a better world. As ImpactCity, The Hague offers a wide range of opportunities and services to entrepreneurs and other impact makers with innovative solutions.

We believe that economic success goes hand in hand with solutions for a better world. We call this “doing good & doing business” and encourage it in all kinds of ways with practical help: we open doors to investors and offer access to a comprehensive business network and provide a great infrastructure. But it doesn’t end there: inspiring company locations and startup hubs, international trade missions and competitions, assistance with settling and possibilities for financing are also provided.

All vital elements to help impact makers on their mission and innovative entrepreneurs successfully start and scale their business and impact.

The local and at the same time unique international network of The Hague connects NGOs, research centers, knowledge institutes, established companies, governments and many young and creative entrepreneurs who want to make a difference, resulting in a lively and leading impact ecosystem.

To effectively address global challenges, public and private partnerships are formed on themes such as safety, humanitarian innovation, sustainability, renewable energy and food. De challenges as mentioned in the Sustainable Development Goals formulated by the United Nations, are the challenges we need to face to create a better future.

ImpactCity focusses on helping impact makers and starting and growing entrepreneurs with the following 6 pillars:

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.

The ImpactCity team

Coos Santing

Program Manager ImpactCity

Irene Samwel

Sr. Accountmanager & Partnerships ImpactCity

Erik van der Rijt

Head of Economic Affairs / Teammanager at Gemeente Den Haag

Hielke Venema

Senior Policymaker Campus@Sea

Ananda van Welij

Senior Marketing Consultant ImpactCity

Sharon Martens

Marketing & Communication Manager ImpactCity

Steven de Kruijf

Project Manager ImpactCity

Fransje de Gelder

Community Manager Apollo 14

Vereleyn Wondergem

Policy Advisor ImpactCity

Annemarie Smabers-Luijk

Digital Communications Manager Campus@Sea

Martin Hulsebosch

Accountmanager Energy