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Impact Competition

Frontrunning impact cities join forces to scale impact startups and strengthen the global impact ecosystem. Identifying the most promising startups and providing them the opportunity to prove their solution with city- and industry partners.

Initiative of

Zero Hunger
Good Health & Well-being
Clean Water & Sanitation
Affordable & Clean Energy
Responsible Consumption & Production
Climate Action
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions






The Hague

"By winning the Get in the Ring competition LifeSense Group has transformed the largest women’s health secret, into the largest spoken solution.”

Julia van Zanten, LifeSense Group: solving urinary incontinence for women through wearable technology

Initiative Of

ImpactCity is the startup and scale-up community of The Hague. We help innovative entrepreneurs to start successfully and to grow their business. We open doors to investors and offer access to a comprehensive business network, inspiring company locations, international trade missions and competitions.

Main partner


Doing good by doing business

The Impact Competition is focused on innovations that contribute to a better world. Solving global challenges in food, health, water and energy, dedicated towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).





SDG Goals

Impact Competition is part of

Impact Meetup

Late March/ early April 2021

Impact Finals

Taking place in The Hague, the Impact Finals will welcome the winners of the local selection rounds of the Impact Competition, together with other investors, government officials and others impact makers from all over Europe. The Impact Finals provide a unique opportunity to create valuable connections and close deals.

Achieve global exposure

  • Compete for a convertible loan of up to €500K

  • Test and prove your solutions with partners

  • Be recognized as a leading impact startup in Europe.

  • Become part of an international network.

How does it work

Open Application

Apply for the competition and motivate why you should be selected

Selection Round

Participate in one of the selection rounds in leading impact cities in Europe.

Impact Finals

Selected startups receive a ticket to the Impact Finals in The Hague in March/April 2021.

Competition winner

Through an epic Get in the Ring startup battle, the final winner of the Impact Competition will be chosen