When we designed our three-month Business Model Challenge incubator, we set out to help early growth stage entrepreneurs save time and money while they develop a scaleable business model. And since 2017 the program has two tracks, Intensive and Light. The Intensive version is for entrepreneurs who have not yet figured out their ideal business model. Meanwhile, the Light track is for entrepreneurs with proof of concept and detailed knowledge of the Business Model Canvas theory.
But all participants get to work together with experts and mentors from organisations such as Accenture in Netherlands. Together we share the business growth techniques used by the nearly 300 startups we supported to date, including successful alumni such as the award-winning GrownDownTown, which develops urban solutions to grow living and edible greenery, and Reflow, which aims to make 3D printing sustainable and community-driven.
In addition to developing a solid financial business case, entrepreneurs get the opportunity to test their products or services in a supportive atmosphere, so that they can learn what sets them apart from the competition and better understand their target customers.
We are proud to introduce the newest generation of startups ready to move to their next level. If you want to follow in their footsteps, apply before 18 March 2018 for our 14th Business Model Challenge.
Business Model Challenge #13 participants – Light track
- Bfound – Turning employees into intrapreneurs with a platform for work and talent
- By The Ocean We Unite – Raising awareness on reducing plastic pollution in our oceans
- Conservation Guide – AirBnb for volunteer projects worldwide
- Meet Jack – He’s tasty, organic and perfect for carnivorous foodies
- Orange Tea Theatre – High-quality, topical English theatre and creative talent development
- Pure Sportswear – Sustainable sportswear made from recycled materials
- R Ventures Capital – Helping refugees become tech entrepreneurs
- Ubiquity University Europe – Translating work experience into globally recognized degrees
Business Model Challenge #13 participants – Intensive track
- Amsterdam Impact – Strengthening and connecting players in Amsterdam’s impact ecosystem
- Cal&Co – An app that helps people have climate neutral lives
- GIBBON – An on-the-go library for enables luggage-less travel
- Jacques – Fighting food waste with high-end fast food
- Joliva – High-quality, full grain, handmade leather fashion
- Nazra Syria – Helping families in Syria get access to solar ovens and seeds
- Openhartig & Zoet – Fairtrade chocolate made by people with mental health problems
- Stichting Social Nature – Helping disadvantaged people to improve their living environments
- TerraMatics – Eradicating energy poverty in West Africa with locally produced clean solutions
- The Yamas Project – Homes for disadvantaged kids in developing countries