We’re building a railroad company for impactful change.
And we want you to join us
We’re the station you pull up to when you want to start doing. We turn the complex insights of impact experts into blueprints for new business opportunities. We invite entrepreneurial people to build the new trains, needed to drive the circular economy.
You want to.
Start or be a part of something new
You seek to contribute to or start a venture which radically changes the economy yet understand that’s a complex thing. You’re looking for a way to start or be part of a venture which truly makes an impact, whilst unleashing your own potential.
(Re)invent at your company
You own or work inside a company and want to start the transition. You want to restrategize, develop new products and harvest ingredients from both inside and outside the company to make it happen. We can help you.
Spark more action with your insights
You work for a knowledge driven organisation and want to make sure people implement innovative cases. You believe we need to better integrate, implement and spread knowledge. Let’s turn your insights into attractive blueprints that spark action.
What we can do for you.
Open doors to new circular business
You want to do more with or within your current company. We can help you make actual impact through radically new, lasting, business. In a process based on the principles of design thinking, delivered through various workshops.
Turn insights into action sparking stories
We work with storytellers, visualizers and communication specialists to make knowledge about cases and leverage points -with high impact potential- attractive and accessible. We help to reach challenging target groups and generate traffic in order for knowledge to be implemented.
Organise venture generating events
We want to solve the puzzle of generating new impact ventures. Through events we can increase the quality and quantity of the ingredients needed to spark new companies. We can help if you're a part of an entrepreneurial hub and want to start solving this puzzle with us. Find our more about our event concepts.
What we are working on.
Ikigo - impactful opportunities
Ikigo is a matchmaking endeavour committed to optimally match impact-seeking, aspiring founders to relevant business opportunities. We guide strategic matchmaking between validated business opportunities with potential to create systemic change at scale and gritt-filled leapers - towards the foundation of a new venture.
Fresh Ventures Studio
Fresh is a venture studio on a mission to a regenerative and circular food system. Building new steward owned companies from scratch in our studio and via a yearly venture building where we invite 25-30 experienced, mission driven & talented people to build founding teams and build transformative ventures. This is a joint venture between Impact Express & Metabolic. Funded by impact investors, government, family offices and foundations.
Dus Wat Gaan Wij Doen
Dus Wat Gaan Wij Doen (So, What Are We Going To Do), is a multi-media campaign we co-initiated. Aimed at the 'climate generation', with 4 short documentaries, a series of podcasts, articles and a big event in BlueCity. Focused on sparking more action, helping people to do more than eating a little less meat or having briefer showers, starting a broader movement in the Netherlands. We work together with Brandpunt +, BlueCity & Vrij Nederland.
BlueCity - programming
We work in a close partnership with BlueCity. We are responsible for the programming and developing crossroads to create value for the different target groups that come to BlueCity looking for inspiration, answers and concrete action that helps them accelerating their circular ambitions. We created Future Flights, 360º debates, Founder meet-ups and corporate innovation programs.
Blue Economy - Living University
The Living University is a week long course without classrooms, a intense learning experience without teachers. A concept initiated by Gunther Pauli, where those that do, meet and learn from each other. A gathering of global blue economy pioneers. We organised the whole event together with ZERI, Gunther Pauli, Rotterzwam & BlueCity.
Living Lab is a fast innovation track to create new circular products and services. Embedding the challenge within the company's strategy, organising high level commitment to bring the product forward beyond a pilot, developing a minimale viable product within a week and getting together after a 100 day development period to present the progress.
- Scale & replication support
GroenCollect and the BioHub has developed a fair, decentralised and impact drive waste management system. They collect and set-up mono waste streams and revalue them into new products with the highest value and lowest negative or even positive impact. We supported the scaling of the company by redfining the vision & values and looking at the organisational structure needed to accelerate and sustain the replication and scaling of the concept.
- Scale & replication support
Buurman is on a mission to continiously upgrade materials and people. The have a workshop, shop, programming and own products all aimed a reusing materials, preventing incineration and enabling a circular economy. We are supporting the replication of the Buurman Concept - collaboratively developing the organisational structure build for a decentralised impact driven franchise model, designing the process to replicate in other cities, find the right founder & the financial means to scale.