Impact Shakers

Tackling Complex Societal Challenges Through Inclusive Entrepreneurship


“We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised
as unsolvable problems.”

Margaret Mead


About Impact Shakers

With Impact Shakers we tackle complex societal challenges through inclusive entrepreneurship.

We believe entrepreneurship is the best vehicle for change and people are the best at solving problems they know through experience. To tackle more complex problems through entrepreneurship we need more diverse entrepreneurs and we need to activate all of this underused problem-solving potential. 

We work to bridge the gap between impact and profit and to build and scale stronger ventures. We are part of a global movement working on making impact a logical part of every business model. Making the impact economy, just the economy. 

To help make this shift, we approach this from an impact ecosystem perspective. In our venture studio we help build and scale impact ventures, we host an online community and a knowledge hub, and are raising our first micro fund. In Impact Shakers Labs we work on experimental impact entrepreneurship projects. 

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Community, Venture Studio & Knowledge Hub


Find allies, expand your knowledge and grow together with other value driven entrepreneurs in our online impact entrepreneurship community. 

Venture Studio

We invest in and develop impact ventures
together with founders who beat the odds before and will do so again in the future.

Knowledge Hub

Discover online resources and learning options. We collaborate with impact ecosystem partners on webinar series and online courses. We organise roundtables and provide tools, support and insights. 


Impact Shakers Labs

Together with partners, we create experimental entrepreneurship programmes. We work with underserved communities, tackle complex societal challenges and explore new educational methods to help more diverse audiences to start using entrepreneurship as a problem solving method.


"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it"

Maya Angelou


The Impact Shakers Awards

Impact businesses create ripples that change millions of lives.

It is time to celebrate those who make it their mission to empower as many people as possible to contribute to, and share in the benefits of, sustainable economic growth.

12 awards, inspired by the 12 domains in the social foundation of the doughnut economic model. This first edition is focused on Europe, but new regions will follow soon!


Recent Articles

Why Impact Shakers?

Why are doing good and making money so adversarial?

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Impact Shakers City Guide: Lisbon with Cristina Almeida

Highlights of the Lisbon Impact Ecosystem

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How to 'do doughnut economics' as an entrepreneur?

Why we chose the doughnut framework for the Impact Shakers Awards.


Our Partners

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Our Team

Yonca Braeckman

Founder & CEO


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