TLDR: All signs point to yes!

Why we need more diverse founders

At Impact Shakers, we are convinced that entrepreneurship is the best vehicle for change and people best solve problems when they have first-hand experience. To tackle more complex problems through entrepreneurship we need more diverse entrepreneurs to activate their underused problem-solving potential.

When entrepreneurs…


We sat down with Ben Younkman, Director for Europe at Village Capital, pioneer in impact investing and the largest organization in the world supporting impact-driven, seed-stage startups.

Ben, tell us a bit about your background! How did you start your career in impact investing?

I came to impact investing after…


Tips on how to leverage your look & feel

In the world of buzz-bling-and-zing where we have to fight for eyeballs and brain cells, how do we get our brand to connect with people? For one, we have to stop treating our branding like a bag of potato chips: a quick fix so we can go on to other…


Want to put your company in the spotlight and boost your status as an authority in your sector? The right PR approach can ensure you remain top of mind among your target group. But what’s the best way to go about it?

Saar Dietvorst & Maxene Willems from PR agency…


We got to sit down with Kaidi Ruusalepp, Founder & CEO of Funderbeam and one of the jury members in the Impact Shakers Awards.

Although there is $1.3tn invested in startups globally since 2016, that money is locked for years. …


Current narratives place people from marginalised communities as passive agents in need of help or compassion instead of active changemakers who are eager and able to contribute. People with a migration background often lack a seat at the table when migration is discussed and debated. …


https://doughnuteconomics.org/

How sweet would it be to loosen capitalism’s grip on our lives? It is no less ambitious what economist, Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics model promises.

The alarming fact that we, as humanity, have been overshooting our planetary boundaries is widely accepted by now. Today we have come to a crossroads…


Since travel isn’t what it used to be, we decided to travel the world through our Impact Shakers City Guides, in which a member of our community shares some of the highlights of their city’s impact ecosystem.

Tell us something about you and how your company got started?

I work…


Since travel isn’t what it used to be, we decided to travel the world through our Impact Shakers City Guides, in which a member of our community shares some of the highlights of their city’s impact ecosystem.

Rotterdam is noted as the second largest city in the Netherlands and its…


Since travel isn’t what it used to be, we decided to travel the world through our Impact Shakers City Guides, in which a member of our community shares some of the highlights of their city’s impact ecosystem.

Today we are introducing you to an inspiring brand strategist, storyteller and platform…

Yonca Braeckman

Impact ecosystem builder and misfit champion

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