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We are WorldStartup

Let’s not wait until tomorrow to do better

We catalyse positive growth. Join us and co-create an inclusive and regenerative economy by supporting changemakers in every corner of the world.


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Here is your next opportunity

We offer a variety of support and innovation programmes for ambitious impact-driven changemakers. Check out our upcoming activities here.


22 March 2023

Going Full Circle: The Ultimate Guide to a Regenerative Economy




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The Roots of Flavour: Exploring Culinary Traditions with Zina Abboud




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Lucy, Europe's first all-electric airline, featured at Startup Tuesday




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About us

Supporting amazing changemakers

We create communities, offer support programmes and unlock resources for changemakers, so they can grow their business for a positive impact on society and nature.


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April 25, 2024

Progress Day #4

Join us for the second Progress Day of the year, and let’s continue your journey with a healthy dose of inspiration, engagement, and support tailored just for you.

10:10 - 10:35: Interview with Sinead from Unconventional Doctorates.
10:35 - 11:00: Workshop on Marketing with Marjan.
11:00 - 11:25: Resources and updates on the Changemaker Platform with Milena.

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April 30, 2024

Company Ownership Models and Funding Strategies to Safeguard Mission

Dive into various company ownership models that extend beyond traditional shareholding to include employees, stakeholders, and mission safeguarding with Raluca Radu from LegallySaid.

This webinar is ideal for anyone interested in understanding the different types of funding and investor profiles best suited to support such models.

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May 21, 2024

Urban Sensing Lab - Meetup 11

We gaan verder: De Derde Meetup van 2024! We zijn enthousiast om aan te kondigen dat op 21 mei het Urban Sensing Lab verder gaat met alweer meetup #11! Om de toegankelijkheid en betrokkenheid te vergroten hebben we besloten het Urban Sensing Lab in het Nederlands uit te voeren. Het kan nog steeds voorkomen dat we bepaalde onderdelen in het Engels doen, dit is afhankelijk van de spreker of facilitator.

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May 28, 2024

Upstream Festival 2024

Upstream connects change makers who drive the transition to a digital, carbon-neutral, circular and inclusive new economy. We invite entrepreneurs, investors and bold corporates to share, connect and create meaningful innovations for sustainable growth.

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Supported ventures

Meet the people we support

A range of changemakers join our challenges, programmes, hackathons, and other opportunities. A selection of these changemakers is supported more intensely in exchange for shares.

Rushabh Chheda (on the right), the founder of UniBrick, has been with us since 2019.

Changemaker Platfrom

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We've created a platform to empower and connect changemakers with the resources, tools, and community needed to drive meaningful social impact.


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