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Fail Forward | Circular Edition

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Impact Hub Amsterdam

2C Linnaeusstraat

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IT'S TIME FOR THE 5TH EDITION OF FAIL FORWARD!

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Only 9% of the global economy is currently circular, while adopting circular principles now could bring Europe net benefits of EUR 1,8 trillion by 2030. That is why Impact Hub Amsterdam hosts events, builds communities, and runs acceleration programs around circularity. During this year's Week of the Circular Economy, we present: Fail Forward!

Failure and experimentation are essential to developing innovative businesses that make a real impact. For the Circular Edition of our Fail Forward event series, we invited circular impact entrepreneurs to share what they learned from what went wrong. Listen to inspirational stories, get encouraged and leave with hope on the horizon ;-)

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Roetz | Did you know that roughly one million bikes are thrown away each year; even though essential parts, like the frame, are just fine? Founder Tiemen ter Hoeven thought that needed to change and used his belief in second chances to pursue a circular, inclusive and mobile industry. The bikes of Roetz are produced in their Amsterdam-based Roetz Fair Factory. Here men and woman returning to the job market make new bikes from discarded ones by hand. In 2016, Roetz saved 20 tons of raw material with their circular production method. Learn more about the challenges Tiemen encountered while developing a meaningful product and building a team that suits his mission.

Studio WAE | Founder Tynke van den Heuvel had worked in a recycling company for metals and electronic equipment for 14 years before founding Studio Wae in 2017. Tynke learned how to create a valuable stream from waste, and combined this with her designs on M.C. Escher. In 2019 she started a social workspace for Syrian refugees who assemble the circular carpets. Her vision is to make products with a high impact on waste and no impact on nature. Find out how a simple mistake at the beginning of Studio Wae caused Tynke some unwanted trouble and - even more important - how she managed to tackle the issue and keep on growing.

Boeren van Amstel | A group of twenty-one farmers with a passion for milk decided to dedicate themselves to the maintaining of the Amstelland, the last piece of polder landscape in the area surrounding Amsterdam. They produce their milk from less than 10 kilometres from the city centre, which significantly shortens the supply chain between source and consumer. Also, the Boeren van Amstel farmers contribute to maintaining the birds that breed on their meadows. But creating a fairer food system isn't always easy! Especially when you are so focused on creating a good product that some other essential steps are being forgotten. Dirk will get on stage to explain how the Boeren van Amstel did overcome difficult obstacles, including a relaunch.

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19:30 Walk in, grab a drink

20:00 Talks & Q&A

21:30 Drinks

More Week of the Circular Economy Events

• 3 Feb | 13:00 | 1-on-1 Expert Advice | Circular Business

• 7 Feb | 13:00 | Demo Day | Investment Ready Program

Fail Forward is organised in partnership with the Province of Noord-Holland.

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