Fix Your Food Hackathon

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Impact Hub Amsterdam

Linnaeusstraat 2C

Amsterdam Amsterdam


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Help solve food issues in the Fix Your Food Hackathon!

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During the Fix Your Food Hackathon on 25 & 26 January 2020, multidisciplinary teams will work on a more sustainable food system by solving real business challenges, attend pitch and brainstorm training, and expand their network. Cases include, among others, catering company Albron’s quest to incorporate small-scale suppliers into their logistics system and care farm Slangenburg’s wish to expand their business model. Teams pitch their business plan on 11 Feb during a special event with Young Impactmakers! Professionals & students of all fields may apply until 23 January.

Who is this for?

Anyone who wants to create a more sustainable food system through innovation and entrepreneurship. You will be designing a business plan for your own great idea, or help someone finetune theirs, with the intention of actually making this business reality. People from all fields can submit their idea for the hackathon: from designer to developer; from food professional to student. The only requirement: an entrepreneurial mindset!

Why join?

Real cases

Work on your own business idea or on a real case from a startup or larger company! Find some examples below.


Catering company Albron collaborates with wholesalers Sligro and Telesuper to get products from different suppliers to various clients. Sligro provides Albron with data about the suppliers’ products, processed in Albron’s data portal. How can Albron onboard sustainable, small-scale suppliers (inc. startups) into their system – whose product data are unknown to Sligro – while ensuring the system is up to date and complete at all times?

Care Farm Slangenburg

Care farm (Zorgboerderij) Slangenburg provides people with a meaningful place to work. They offer all sorts of activities and services, like a vegetable farm and a campsite. How can they adjust their business model or include additional products in their activity portfolio in order to focus more on local and healthy food and generate additional revenues to strengthen the entire business?

The prize

The idea owner of the winning team get to participate in Impact Hub's 3-month Business Model Challenge (BMC) incubator (value: €947) in April, with a partner! The BMC will allow you to finetune the business model you created during the hackathon, and get your business started. Supporting team members get to choose a Workbench skills training to attend!

And much more!

  • Make an impact: the hackathon business solutions are developed for actual implementation
  • Listen how entrepreneur Brad Vanstone of Willicroft turned his idea into a scaleup.
  • Meet and work with industry experts from our sustainable Food Ecosystem, or meet your future co-founder!
  • Learn the latest on brainstorming, business model shaping and innovative entrepreneurship
  • Improve your pitching skills during the pitch training session
  • All teams will get to pitch their solution during a special event with Young Impactmakers on 11 February!

Good to know


Participating in the two-day hackathon costs €25,00, irrespective of whether you bring forward a Fix. That gets you lunch twice, coffee & tea, materials, expert coaching, and tons of networking opportunities. If you bring along team mates, there's a discount!


  • Idea submission deadline: 15 January 2020
  • Hackathon participation deadline: 23 January
  • Hackathon: 25 January 10:00 - 17:00 & 26 January 10:00 - 16:00
  • Pitch event Fix Your Food | Young Impactmakers on 11 February 19:00 - 22:00


Saturday 25 Jan

9.15 Walk-in

9.30 – 10.15 Breakfast & welcome

10.15 – 12.30 Working session

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 16:00 Working sessions

16.00 – 17.00 Inspirational speaker

17.00 – 18.00 Closing & drinks

Sunday 26 Jan

09.45 – 10.00 Walk in

10.00 – 11.15 Session 1

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 13.00 Session 2

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.30 Pitch training

17.00 End

Please note: this event takes place on two consecutive days: no sleepover ;-)

This Hackathon is part of our Food Ecosystem

The Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agro-food products worldwide. What if we used this position to make real impact across the food chain? With a vibrant community, a series of events, themed publications, and accelerator programs focused on sustainable food, Impact Hub Amsterdam connects entrepreneurs, investors, consumers, government, corporates, and other organisations.

Together we spur innovation and create the resources for positive change in the food sector. Read more about our Food Ecosystem >>

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