BUSINESS MODEL CHALLENGE 

Ready to develop a better business model?

Impact Hub Amsterdam's three-month Business Model Challenge (BMC) program is designed to help ambitious social entrepreneurs save time and money while they grow their business and maximise their sustainable impact. The BMC includes 3 training days, 4 masterclasses, 1 personal mentor, 1 pitch battle and all the perks of an Impact Hub membership for the entire duration of the program. For the first time since the program's launch, in April 2017 we will be kickstarting two simultaneous Business Model Challenge editions with a total of 24 spots up for grabs. Read on, apply before 15 March and get your business ready for takeoff!

Perfect Cities Business Model Challenge

impact hub amsterdam bmc perfect citiesThis special edition sees Impact Hub Amsterdam joining forces with Accenture Netherlands to help social entrepeneurs develop better business models to tackle three urban challenges:

1. Seamless mobility (making city transport more effective and sustainable)
2. Urban farming (growing more food in a greener city)
3. Growing cities (shaping the city for an increasing number of inhabitants)

Regular Business Model Challenge

impact hub amsterdam businesss model challengeSocial entrepreneurs working on other impact areas can join this simultaneous edition, where they can also further develop their business model and test their products.

And because our BMC program has successfully accelerated 240+ social start-ups in 5 years, you'll be in good hands no matter what societal challenge your business is taking on.

Both BMC #12 editions will enable you to

✔ Bring your venture to the next level with business growth techniques used by 240+ BMC graduates

✔ Benefit from 3 training days, 4 masterclasses, 1 personal mentor and 1 pitch battle

✔ Work with experts from Accenture and Impact Hub to grow your business

✔ Develop a solid financial plan and financial business case

✔ Exchange peer-to-peer support with your fellow entrepreneurs

✔ Discover what sets your products or services apart from the competition

✔ Test your products and get lots of contstructive feedback to help improve them

✔ Better understand your target audience and customers

✔ Learn how tell your story and position your brand

✔ Become a master of the art of pitching successfully to potential investors

Your BMC training will include events such as

You will also get an Impact Hub membership that includes

✔ inspiring connections among Impact Hub Amsterdam's vibrant community of 700 impact-driven professionals

✔ access to Impact Hub's global network of 15,000 changemakers based at 80+ locations across the world

✔ the chance to attend one or more of 250 inspiring impact-driven events

✔ a 1 day per week workplace at Impact Hub Amsterdam's beautiful new space at KIT near Oosterpak

✔ a 40 per cent discount on room bookings at Impact Hub Amsterdam

Partners

The Business Model Challenge program is facilitated by trainers at Impact Hub Amsterdam. "Impact Hub is the leading global network designed for collaborative action to realise enterprising ideas for a better world. By offering social innovators and entrepreneurs access to a unique ecosystem of inspiration, people, programmes and resources, the Impact Hub helps advance sustainable impact."



Accenture-red-arrow-logo Accenture will support the 12th edition of the Business Model Challenge with expertise and mentorship. "Stewardship means building a better company for future generations, acting with an owner mentality, developing our people and helping improve communities and the global environment."

Your BMC program facilitator

Jasper Mutsaerts

Jasper Mutsaerts

Jasper learned talking and walking in Igogwe, Tanzania and from then on his restless legs have dragged him through all corners of the globe, living for longer periods in The Hague, Salamanca, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Delhi and London. Jasper loves connecting people. After doing projects for McKinsey, Foundation Run for Human Rights Watch, the Dutch National Think Tank and THNK, he caught the start-up fever. He has set-up Kula society, Bohemian Birds and Start Your Business on a Boat and loves to give workshops.

Book BMC intake

  • Which issue do you want to help solve with your impact venture? And will you be focusing on creating societal, environmental or economic value?
  • Let us know beforehand which pressing entrepreneurial challenges you would like to tackle. It helps us deliver personalised value in your first intake assessment.
  • What stage is your enterprise at? Idea, first concept, concept, startup or running business?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Program fee

€ 799,- ex BTW per person (+1 business partner half price)

Course dates

BMC regular training days
Wednesday 19 April [9:00 – 17:00]
Wednesday 10 May [9:00 – 17:00]
Wednesday 31 May [9:00 – 17:00]

BMC Perfect Cities training days
Wednesday 12 April [9:00 – 17:00]
Wednesday 3 May [9:00 – 17:00]
Wednesday 24 May [9:00 – 17:00]

Masterclasses
'Meet the Entrepreneur' Tour & Impact Hub social impact festival: Friday 31 March
Masterclass Finance: Thursday 6 April [afternoon]
Masterclass Branding: Thursday 4 May [afternoon]
Masterclass 3 Funding: Thursday 1 June [afternoon]
Pitch & Pizza: Thursday 1 June [18:00 - 22:00]
Stakeholder Forum: Thursday 15 June [16:00 - 19:00]

Location

Impact Hub Amsterdam
Linnaeusstraat 2c
1092 CK Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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