Impact Startup Fest (#ImpactSF17) took place on 25 & 26 September 2017 in the City of The Hague. The festival focused entirely on impact startups and scale-ups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges took center stage.
National and international matchmaking was at the core of the event. The festival provided a creative environment in which to build bonds and bridges, establish new connections, and create new opportunities to accelerate business.
25 September – Impact on the Beach
International matches were made in a relaxing environment. Our matchmaking program was held at one of The Hague’s finest beach pavilions. National and international (tech) startups and scale-ups met with business leaders and impact investors for informal talks and drinks.
26 September – Impact Startup Fest
The entire day was filled with an exciting program with inspirational speakers, uplifting demos, pitch sessions and useful matchmaking opportunities between (tech) startups, investors, international organizations, developers, and corporates. A special track called Emerging Markets focused on the opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation, and impact investing.