Ready to develop a better business model?

Impact Hub Amsterdam's three-month Business Model Challenge (BMC) program is designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs go from idea to startup, as well as 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.

This double BMC edition is designed for a group of 24 entrepreneurs working on either the theme of Skills to Succeed or other pressing societal issues. The BMC will once again have two tracks. The Intensive track 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 take off? Apply for the BMC before 10 March 2018!

Skills to Succeed Business Model Challenge

For the 14th edition of our BMC, we are collaborating with our partners Accenture in Nederland on the theme of Skills to Succeed. As the rapid pace of technological advance transforms the labour market, Accenture aims to prepare the next generation to thrive in tomorrow’s digital economy by helping them build digital and business skills at an earlier age. Accenture joined forces with our Impact Hub to figure out how we can leverage impact entrepreneurship to prepare todays's workforce for the future. Together, Impact Hub and Accenture will help a group of 10 to 12 impact entrepreneurs develop business models on 3 core topics: 1. Impact of Refugees: How can we use diversity to make a positive societal impact? 2. Traditional Education: How can we better educate for the future? 3. Workforce Inequality: How can we make our workforce more inclusive?

Regular Business Model Challenge

Impact 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 270+ social start-ups in 6 years, you'll be in good hands no matter what societal issue your business is taking on.

Both BMC #14 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.”

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Accenture will support the 14th edition of the Business Model Challenge with expertise and mentorship. The theme of this edition is rotted in the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, through which the company uses technology to improve employment and entrepreneurship outcomes at scale.

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Your BMC program 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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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

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

Program dates

28 Mar: Kickoff - 13:00 - 15:00
4 Apr: Intensive - 9:00 - 17:00
5 Apr: Stakeholder Engagement workbench
11 Apr: Light - 9:00 - 13:00
2 May: Intensive - 9:00 - 17:00
3 May: Crowdfunding workbench
16 May: Light - 9:00 - 13:00
23 May: Intensive - 9:00 - 17:00
31 May: Light - 9:00 - 13:00
7 Jun: Accounting & finance workbench
14 Jun: Pitch event - 16:00 - 19:00


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