Ready to develop a better business model?

Impact Hub Amsterdam's three-month Business Model Challenge (BMC) incubation program is designed to help ambitious impact entrepreneurs turn their innovative ideas for a better world into successful startups. The BMC includes 3 training days, 6 masterclasses, 3 community days, 1 personal mentor, 1 pitch battle and all the perks of an Impact Hub membership for the entire duration of the program.

The challenge includes 3 full training days during which we will be helping a group of 10 to 12 impact entrepreneurs develop their business models.

For those who are already more advanced and need a more flexible schedule, there are another 10-12 places available for the part-time program, which includes 3 half-days of training. You are still expected to dedicate as much energy to the BMC as the full-time participants - you will just do so in your own time and more independently.

During the BMC you will

✔ Bring your venture to the next level with business growth techniques used by the 270+ startups we supported
✔ Benefit from 3 training days, 6 masterclasses, 3 community days, 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

The BMC includes an Impact Hub membership, which gets you

✔ 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

Dates & times

Kickoff: 26 September | 13:00-18:00
Full-time training days: 3 October, 24 October, 21 November | 9:00-17:00
Part-time training days: 10 October, 31 October, 28 November | 9:00-13:00
Masterclasses: 4 October, 1 November, 6 December | 15:00-17:00
Pop-up masterclasses: TBA
Community days (optional): 17 October, 14 November, 5 December | 9:00-17:00
Pitch final: 13 December | 15:00-19:00

Click here for a full list of the participants of our 14th edition.

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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BMC fees

Part-time BMC: € 699,- ex BTW per person (+1 business partner half price)
Full-time BMC: € 799,- ex BTW per person (+1 business partner half price)


Impact Hub Amsterdam
Linnaeusstraat 2c
1092 CK Amsterdam
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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.

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Accenture will support the 15th edition of 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.

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Your BMC facilitators

jasper mutsaerts bmc

Jasper Mutsaerts

After working as a strategy consultant at McKinsey, Jasper co-founded a travel agency, a social network and a co-working space. When people began approaching him for startup advice, he discovered that working at the intersection of consulting and entrepreneurship gives him energy. Jasper’s mission is to help startups define a clear strategy and reach their goals so they can improve our world, one startup at a time. At Impact Hub he has helped more than 150 impact entrepreneurs develop better business models and rethink crucial areas such as impact, strategy, people, execution and cash.

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Rutger Bults

Rutger combines running his own enterprise with supporting other entrepreneurs to grow. He is 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 with a positive effect on soil quality and that can also be sold as botanical ingredients to cosmetics and food companies. Rutger also worked as an inclusive business developer for the BoP Innovation Center, WakaWaka and Impact Hub Global. He has co-developed and facilitated the Business Model Challenge for Impact Hub Amsterdam and lectures at the University of Amsterdam in systems thinking and sustainable entrepreneurship.

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Program content partners

This program is supported by Venture Nomads, RS Finance and Benvalor.

Program content partners - Venture Nomads, RS Finance, Benvalor