Ready to finetune your business model for a better world?

Whether you want to combat climate change or fight poverty, build resilient cities or contribute to inclusion – we‘ve got you. We’ve supported entrepreneurs working to solve these big societal issues for over 10 years. Join the ranks of 350+ alumni and apply for our Business Model Challenge (BMC) incubator!

In three months, you will finetune your business plan, strengthen your entrepreneurial skills, and expand your impact business network in a blended, on & offline program.


Questions? Want to know if BMC is a match for you? 

Tune into a 30-minute Zoom meeting to discuss your business challenges and ask all your questions related to the program – no strings attached.

During the BMC you will:

  • Bring your venture to the next level with business growth techniques used by 350+ startups we've supported to date
  • Benefit from a physical kick-off, 3 half-day training sessions with an experienced trainer, an online learning path, community days, a personal mentor and a final pitch event
  • Discover what sets your product or service apart from the competition
  • Learn how to tell your story and position your brand
  • Get the opportunity to test your products and gather constructive feedback
  • Develop a solid financial plan and financial business case
  • Get peer-to-peer support from your fellow entrepreneurs
  • Better understand your target audience and customers
  • Master the art of pitching

The BMC includes a 3-month Impact Hub Connect Online membership, which gets you:

  • Inspiring connections within Impact Hub Amsterdam's active community of 700 impact-driven professionals
  • Access to Impact Hub's global online community platform, where you can connect with members nationally & globally, and share your asks, wins, and offers with over 15,000 changemakers across our 100+ locations worldwide
  • Member Perks. Get deep discounts and pro bono support, from legal & tax advice to branding & growth hacking. Partners include EY, Triodos, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Friends for Brands, and From Here On
  • Access to our inspiring impact events, both online and offline
  • A discount when you upgrade to a casual or regular membership
  • A discount on room bookings at Impact Hub and digital facilities like our studio and conferencing sets.

Dates & times | Sep - Dec 2020

  • Application deadline: 10 Sep | €100 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT before 27 Aug
  • Announcement selected participants: 16 Sep
  • Offline kick-off: 24 Sep | 13:00 - 14:45 and optional drinks between 17.00 - 18.30 
  • Offline training days: 7 Oct, 4 Nov & 18 Nov | 9:00 - 12:30
  • Online learning & assignments: October & November
  • Online sparring & Q&A sessions: 21 Oct & 2 Dec | 15.00 - 17.00 
  • Pitch final: 10 Dec | 16:00 - 19:00

We’ve co-created a custom BMC online learning path with our partner, Accenture. By following this online course in addition to the on-site kick-off, training days, and pitch final, we ensure a safe and high-quality program for anyone looking to boost their impact business at Impact Hub Amsterdam!


Program costs

Fees: €997,- ex VAT per participant (1 business partner may participate at half-price). If you apply before 27 Aug, you get an early bird discount of €100 (total fee €897,- ex VAT)! As a business expense, BMC fees are tax-deductible.


Curious what's in it for you?


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Your program facilitator

Tijmen Rümke

Tijmen has helped creative entrepreneurs become business-savvy for many years. It drives him nuts that simple things can hold back so much creativity. Good work for the right reasons makes the world a better place. He graduated in physics, became a business consultant, started a university,, is an Art of Hosting practitioner, and an emotional brainiac. Tijmen is curious, self-aware, and easily excited by the boring things in life.

The BMC is powered by

The Business Model Challenge program is facilitated by Impact Hub Amsterdam. Impact Hub is the leading global network for collaborative action to advance entrepreneurial solutions for a better world. By offering social innovators and entrepreneurs access to a unique ecosystem of inspiration, people, programs and resources, Impact Hub helps accelerate sustainable impact.

Accenture will support the Business Model Challenge with expertise and mentorship. Accenture is a leading global professional services company providing a range of strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services and solutions. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, they deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.

Program content partners

This program is supported by Tortuga Solutions, Benvalor, and RS Finance.