Egon van Wees

Program coordinator | Amsterdam Impact | The Netherlands

Egon is the Program Coordinator of Amsterdam Impact, the impact entrepreneurship program of the City of Amsterdam. He is Amsterdam’s ecosystem liaison and supports social enterprises and other ecosystem players to find their way within and outside of the city administration. He is a Buy Social ambassador and has co-created various networks focused on particular ecosystem needs like blended capital and internationalisation. He initiated a nationwide social enterprise consumer awareness campaign and is project lead of Boost your Neighbourhood, a program supporting entrepreneurs from all of Amsterdam’s districts and that gives participating entrepreneurs the opportunity to present themselves to the inhabitants of Amsterdam through a voting platform. Before joining Amsterdam Impact Egon was Policy Advisor on social affairs and developed Amsterdam’s Social Firms program. Egon holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s in Spanish Language & Culture from the University of Amsterdam.