Welcome to Impact Shakers

Tackling Complex Societal Challenges Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship

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What is Impact Shakers?

With Impact Shakers we help to build and scale stronger ventures tackling complex societal challenges through entrepreneurship.

We want to bridge the gap between impact and profit, make entrepreneurship more diverse and create alternative financing. 

We are part of a global movement working on making impact part of every business model. Making the impact economy, just the economy.

We approach the impact ecosystem from different angles to help make this shift. In our venture studio we help build and scale impact ventures, we host an online community and knowledge hub.

Our Community

Do you identify as an impact entrepreneur?

Do you want to grow your business while integrating new economic thinking?  

We are convinced that tackling complex societal challenges and building a business to do exactly that is one of the most powerful ways to help create large scale change.

Join our Impact Shakers community online to find allies, expand your knowledge and grow together.

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Find Allies

Connect to other impact entrepreneurs and learn from shared insights. Strengthen your business by connecting with others. Find allies, partners, mentors, advisors and connect over shared values.

Expand Your Knowledge

In our knowledge hub, we host regular webinar series and online courses. Learn about growing your business and how to do this in a way that integrates new economic thinking that aligns with your values. Connect and learn from other pioneers in value-driven entrepreneurship.

Grow Your Business

Pitch your products & services to each other, become partners, customers or ambassadors for one another. Most networks don't allow selling on their platform, we encourage it. In the end, we all want to grow our businesses, so why not do this within a context of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Our Courses

You can now pre-register for the first online courses 

Alternative Fundraising

5 weeks - Starts Feb 1st - Early Bird pricing €349 (excl VAT) until Jan 13th
(Full price €429 excl VAT)


As an impact entrepreneur, venture capital is often not your idea of a sustainable investor. Blitzscaling and hustle porn might create different mental images than what they intend to describe in the unicorn lingo. Fortunately, there are actually many alternatives at your disposal and in this course, we provide you with an overview of alternatives that have been around for a while as well as brand new ones offering a more inclusive and sustainable narrative of investment and company growth. We help you figure out which alternative fits you and your company best and help you get started on your fundraising strategy with expert content, exercises and tools.

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Society Centered Design

5 weeks - Starts 2nd March 2021 - €199 Early Bird until Jan 15th (€299)

Radical individualism and consumerism shouldn’t be the cue we take to design our products and services. Implicitly made choices often overlook inequalities and nothing operates in a ‘user only’ vacuum. More and more alternative design methods and critiques are surfacing: humanity centered design, ethical design, inclusive design, restorative design and participatory design lead the way towards more inclusive design methods. Inspired by the society centered design manifesto put forward by IF, we developed a course on the transition from design centered on the individual towards a more society centered design. We offer a more balanced framework to help build your services and products.