Impact Competition

Get in the Ring The Netherlands – Impact


We kick off the Impact Competition with Get in the Ring The Netherlands - Impact. Closing out day 1 of Europe's biggest impact meetup, ImpactFest, this event will see the most innovative Dutch impact startups compete for the title of Champion and the right to advance to the Impact Finals.

The Hague
27 Oct 2020
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Practical Information

Initiative of

Our champion jury members

Alexander Crowell

Founding Partner/Managing Director PureTerra Ventures

Serpil Tascioglu

Director Foods Innovation & Transformation Unilever

Wouter Crul

Digital Innovation & Transformation Royal HaskoningDHV

Hans Peddemors

Director VenturesOne

Femke Bos

Fund Manager FMO - Dutch entrepreneurial development bank

Annelies Schenk

Executive Director WaterSpark

Lisa Jordan

Managing Director Draper Richards Kaplan

Richard van Mourik

Director Business Banking Rabobank

Alexander Goos

Business Creation Officer EIT InnoEnergy

Thomas van den Boezem

Business Creation & Investment Manager EIT Food

Leonie Baneke

Head of Venturing Eneco Groep

Peter Arensman

Founding Partner Future Food Fund

Jacqueline van den Ende

Partner Peak Capital

Anita Lieverdink

Senior Orchestrator of Innovation / Program Manager TNO

Hanna Zwietering

Investment Manager Social Impact Fund ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Martijn Blom

Manager Benelux and Coordinator Impact Funds Initiative EVPA

Pauline Wink-Zaanen

Co-Founder & Managing Partner 4impact

Raymond Meeuwsen

Business Creation Manager EIT InnoEnergy

Ali Najafbagy

Co-Founder & Managing Partner 4impact

Edward de Jager

CEO VenturesOne & Founder Weshare .

How you benefit from Get(ting) in the Ring

STIMULATING BORDERLESS INNOVATION

Stamping its passport at five leading European impact cities with six events, the Impact Competition aims to unearth the most promising impact startups and innovations. Selected startups gain invaluable access to the experts in the Get in the Ring and Impact Fest 2020 network. Sometimes, one meeting is all it takes to foster a game-changing collaboration! 

GLOBAL EXPOSURE FOR YOUR STARTUP

Applicants have the chance to test and prove their solutions with partners and be recognized as a leading impact startup on an international stage. Winning solutions will be displayed on our website and communicated across our marketing channels to our global network of investors, corporates and governments.

DOING GOOD BY DOING BUSINESS

We focus is on solutions that contribute to solving global challenges in Food, Water and Energy – on a social and humanitarian level – to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The key to accelerating these solutions lies in exposing them to partnership and collaboration opportunities with local and national governments, corporates and NGOs.

Get in the Ring The Netherlands is part of Impact Competition

How can we meet the growing needs within the limited means of our planet without leaving anyone behind? Impact Competition aims to answer this by putting a spotlight on impact startups to prove their solutions, scale them globally in leading impact cities and strengthen the global impact ecosystem.

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  • Food
  • Water
  • Energy

At the Global Meetup 2021…

UNUSUAL SUSPECTS CONVERGE IN A TRUE MELTING POT

At Global Meetup 2021, you join our curation of elite changemakers from around the globe – from Ouagadougou to Berlin, and Miami to Antananarivo.

COMPETE FOR A € 500,000 CONVERTIBLE LOAN

Selection round winners earn a fully-sponsored ticket to attend the Impact Finals in The Hague in March/April 2021, where they will compete to win a €500K convertible loan.

… AND A FREE RIDE TO MONTREAL

Impact Competition champions earn a fully-sponsored ticket to the Global Meetup 2021 in Montreal, where they will join 600 of our best and brightest from the Global Network.

Get in the Ring Global Meetup

The Global Meetup is the final of the Global Startup Competition of Get in the Ring. In the past, the event has been hosted in cities such as Medellin to Berlin and from Cascais to Singapore. This year, Global Meetup will be in Montréal, Canada in February.

The winner of this event will win full sponsorship for 1 person to attend the Global Meetup.

“After winning the Global Meetup 2017, we got investors’ attention and gained the recognition we needed to close a $3m fund. Being part of the Get in the Ring community has been hugely beneficial for us.”

JULIA VELDHUIJZEN VAN ZANTEN – LIFESENSE GROUP

Get in the Ring Impact Competition is initiated by ImpactCity and Unknown Group. Both organizations align on a shared ambition of growing impact entrepreneurship across Europe and strengthen the global impact ecosystem. 

Collaboration in the Netherlands

Get in the Ring The Netherlands – Impact