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about the impact house

The Impact House is a dynamic hub dedicated to changemakers, people eager to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges through entrepreneurship. It’s a meeting point for everyone who dares to question the status quo and pursues a durable societal impact.

The Impact House is built on the conviction that the biggest societal impact can be created when non-profit and for-profit strengthen each other. The time has come to leave behind the traditional distinction between social and economic. We should evolve to a model where these worlds reach out with the common goal to shape a better future.  We believe business should be a force for positive social and environmental innovation. If we work together on all levels and think long term, we can achieve sustainable impact.

In the Impact House social entrepreneurs, supporting organizations, impact investors, inclusive corporates and civil society come together. It’s a place where people are inspired, new collaborations grow and innovative solutions are co-created. It’s a small but ambitious co-working, meeting and event space with positive societal impact at its core.

MEET THE FOUNDER

A personal growth training in his family company Colruyt and the book ‘How to Change the World?’ of David Bornstein were key milestones in the life and career of Piet Colruyt. He realized he could and wanted to put his background and experience at the service of social entrepreneurs who combined the best of both worlds: a healthy business model and societal impact. Apart from an entrepreneur, Piet is foremost the impact investor who fully believes you really can reconcile the three P’s: people, planet and profit.

meet the ecosystem

These organisations can be found in the Impact House…

iPropeller offers boutique strategy consulting services to organizations which are eager to develop innovative solutions to tough social and environmental challenges. Solutions from which both organization and society benefit.

Ashoka is the world’s largest global network of social entrepreneurs addressing society’s most pressing problems. Its mission is to identify, connect and support these changemakers to accelerate social innovation and trigger systemic change.

Oksigen Lab is an acceleration centre for impact entrepreneurs. Via coaching and training, Oksigen Lab equips them to scale up their company and increase their societal impact.

Through a transparent crowdfunding platform, LITA.co connects individuals wishing to give a sense of purpose to their money and companies that have a demonstrable positive impact on our society and strong economic potential.

SIFund is an investment fund for businesses with an integrated impact/business model. By deploying human and financial capital plus business and investment expertise, SI Fund helps them achieve a sustainable impact alongside a fair financial return.

Many Energy

Many Energy is an innovation team that accelerates the energy transition by connecting citizens and organizations and creating awareness through simple solutions that increase trust in the energy market of the future.

Solentra is specialized in mental health care for refugee and migrant children. It offers diagnostic and therapeutic support and strives to make psychologic care more accessible and efficient through interventions, trainings and research.

Shaerpa provides management services to impact investment funds. Shaerpa selects, screens and invests in enterprises that combine a high societal value with a for-profit business model. Measuring and managing impact is at the core of its work.

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. SEED supports green and social enterprises with business support and  grants, and develops activities that help build the ecosystem within which these enterprises operate.

ECPAT Belgium is an organization dedicated to the fight against child sexual exploitation. Its work is grounded on three pillars: prevention, listening to the needs of children and youth victims, and mobilization of partners and civil society.

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