The Social and Solidarity Economy: From the Margins to the Mainstream


Ellen Oetelmans

Amsterdam Impact



Ellen Oetelmans is the Director of Amsterdam Impact, a City of Amsterdam initiative to strengthen the impact entrepreneurship ecosystem. Ellen regularly speaks about the impact economy and ecosystem building at international events such as SOCAP, the B Corp Summit, and the Social Enterprise World Forum. Before co-creating and launching Amsterdam Impact in 2015 with a wide range of ecosystem actors, she held positions as a senior strategic advisor for the City of Amsterdam and as a senior policy advisor for the Dutch House of Representatives. Ellen holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.

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