IMPACT

PROGRAM

Do you see yourself
as a visionary?

IMPACT

PROGRAM

Power Of IDEAS

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TEDxAmsterdam is looking for initiators of disruptive innovations and concrete ideas, ideas that fit our planet’s future needs; social and/or environmentally.

1-on-1 mentorship, business & storytelling training, networking & feedback events, pitch coaching, presentation design workshop AND the chance to present on a TEDx stage.

Are you a sustainable entrepreneur and would you like to take that next step?

Closing Date 3 Oct 2021
27 October 2021
27 October 2021

Kick Off Evening

Business Design

Art of Storytelling

Networking & Feedback Session with Experts

1 on 1 Storytelling Coaching

Presentation Design

March 2022
March 2022

On Stage Finals

27 October 2021
27 October 2021

Kick Off Evening

Business Design

Art of Storytelling

Networking & Feedback Session with Experts

1 on 1 Storytelling Coaching

Presentation Design

March 2022
March 2022

On Stage Finals

What is the Impact Program?

The Impact Program is your opportunity to bring forth a prototype of a solution regarding a real-world problem. Offered by TEDxAmsterdam, this journey functions as a catalyst for positive change. Each year we source bold ideas with the potential to address pressing matters. We look for ideas that cover a wide range of fields— from global health to climate change to social justice to education.

In the course of 5 months the program will prepare you by means of curated workshops, including a business development workshops by Startupbootcamp, storytelling coaching from Mezrab Storytelling School, pitch training by David Beckett, 1-on-1 monthly mentorship moments and presentation design workshops by DEPT Agency. Throughout the full period you will have access to a Startup Community and extensive E-learning platform which allows you to learn more about all aspects of building a company.

There is an opportunity to receive additional support from some of our partners including City of Amsterdam, Miro, WeWork and TCS based on the needs of the pioneers. More to be revealed!

Closing Date 3 Oct 2021

Who are our pioneers?

The Impact Program is suitable for people from all walks of life with an ambitious and entrepreneurial nature. It specifically caters to those in need of guidance to jumpstart benevolent solutions within the Amsterdam region. We are not talking about idealistic dreams and utopian fairy tales but rather initiators of disruptive innovations and concrete ideas. We like to call these great minds “Pioneers”. 

Pioneers are individuals on their way from an idea to implementation of their project, also known as the “pioneer phase”. The main idea is that pioneers can qualify to apply when they are still focusing on establishing the company, as well as some research and product development is still ongoing.

So if you were waiting for the perfect time to seize an opportunity of being heard, this is your chance!

Closing Date 3 Oct 2021

THE CRITERIA

The following qualities are important for the pioneer profile:

  • All pioneers(s) or team members must be at least 18 years old.
  • The pioneer needs to have a concrete, actionable business idea or product;
  • A genuine excitement to have a positive impact within Amsterdam and beyond
  • Each pioneer must demonstrate unwavering commitment to work on their business idea.
  • Each pioneer must make a commitment to spend around 2 to 3 hours a week at the program; e-learning, online and offline coaching, home work.
  • Available in Oct/Nov/Feb for a monthly offsite event (dates tbd).
  • The Pioneer is comfortable enough to speak at a TEDx event in English (coaching sessions will be provided)

 

For the idea to be suitable, you will want to keep in mind about whether you:

  • Found a problem worth solving
  • Have a viable business model (problem/solution fit) for the product/service
  • Have conducted market and competitor research
  • Are fully committed to continue with the startup development
  • Have a proof of concept or Minimum Viable Product in place or working on it
  • Have already some traction (no hard requirement)
Closing Date 3 Oct 2021

Want to be a partner?
Please contact susan@tedxamsterdam.nl

Q&A FOR APPLICANTS

No fees are involved. The program is completely free of charge. Only your enthusiasm, creativity and effort is required.
Interested parties should share their ideas by completing the sign up form.

Yes. The idea may have more than one founder and some team members, however, this is not a requirement.

Whilst some people skills are required, well-rounded coaching sessions will be provided to prepare you for the main events.
The four monthly events and two key events will take place in October, November, January, February and March.
Yes. Availability on the four monthly events and the two key events is mandatory and part of the conditions to apply.

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