Ready to develop a better business model?

Impact Hub Amsterdam's three-month Business Model Challenge (BMC) program is designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs save time and money while they grow their business and positive 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 this acceleration programme. In September 2017 we will once again kick off two parallel Business Model Challenge editions - Intensive and Light - with a total of 24 spots up for grabs. The Intensive version is for entrepreneurs that do not yet have a proof of concept and have not figured out their ideal business model. Meanwhile, the Light edition is for entrepreneurs with proof of concept and detailed knowledge of the business model canvas theory. Ready for takeoff? Apply for the BMC before 15 Sept!

Both BMC #13 editions will enable you to

✔ Bring your venture to the next level with business growth techniques used by the 270+ startups we supported

✔ 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

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 100+ locations across the world

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

✔ A Friday afternoon workplace at Impact Hub Amsterdam's beautiful new space at KIT near Oosterpak

✔ A 75 per cent discount on a co-work casual membership

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


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 bmc

Jasper Mutsaerts

After working as a strategy consultant (McKinsey), Jasper co-founded three enterprises (Bohemian Birds, Kula Society, ScaleHub). Nowadays, Jasper contributes to solving societal challenges as The Startup Coach © by coaching and training social entrepreneurs. At ImpactHub he has worked with 150+ social enterprises so far. In his spare time, he loves travelling, watching Netflix documentaries, going to ecstatic dance and meeting strangers.

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Rutger Bult

Rutger combines running his own enterprise with supporting other entrepreneurs to grow. He is specifically passionate about the combination between biodiversity and socio-economic development, and has made restoring Madagascar’s unique ecosystem his life goal. His company, Grounded Madagascar, cultivates and processes crops that, on the one hand, have a positive effect on the quality of the soil and, on the other hand, can be sold as botanical ingredients to international cosmetics and food industries. Before leaving for Antananarivo, Rutger has been an inclusive business developer for the BoP Innovation Center, WakaWaka and the Impact Hub Global. He has co-developed and facilitated the Business Model Challenge for the Impact Hub Amsterdam and lectures at the University of Amsterdam in systems thinking and sustainable entrepreneurship.

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?
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Program fee

Light edition: € 699,- ex BTW per person (+1 business partner half price)
Intensive edition: € 799,- ex BTW per person (+1 business partner half price)

Course dates

Training dates for both BMC cohorts
29/9: Onboarding (13 - 14:30)
29/9: Startup Tour (14:30 - 17:00)
5/10: Workbench - Marketing & Sales (14:30 - 17:00)
2/11: Workbench - Operational Structure & Culture (14:30 - 17:00)
7/12: Workbench - Finance & Funding (14:30 - 17:00)
7/12: Pitch Training (18:00 - 21:00)
14/12: The Final Pitches (16:00-19:30)

BMC Intensive training days:
11/10: Training Dag BMC Intensive (9:00 - 17:00),
1/11: Training Dag BMC Intensive (9:00 - 17:00)
22/11: Training dag BMC Intensive (9:00 - 17:00)

BMC Light training days:
25/10: Training dag BMC Light (9:00 - 13:00)
8/11: Training dag BMC Light (9:00 - 13:00)
29/11: Training dag BMC Light (9:00 - 13:00)


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