Your own successful impact startup with the Business Model Challenge

27 September - 13 December 2019. Amsterdam, € 947,00

Turn your business idea into a successful impact startup with the Business Model Challenge (BMC)
Your own successful impact startup with the Business Model Challenge

27 September - 13 December 2019

Whether you want to fight climate change or poverty; build resilient cities or inclusive communities, join our Business Model Challenge (BMC) and turn your innovative idea into a scalable impact startup! During 3 training days & 4 masterclasses spread across three months, we will help you get your business model ready for market.

During the BMC you will

  • Bring your venture to the next level with business growth techniques used by the 300+ startups we've supported to date
  • Benefit from 3 training days, 4 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 constructive feedback to help improve them
  • Better understand your target audience and customers
  • Learn how to tell your story and position your brand
  • Become a master of the art of pitching successfully to potential investors

Want to know what it’s like to take part in the BMC? Check out the video!

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 space at KIT near Oosterpark
  • 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

  • Application deadline: 11 September

  • Announcement selected participants 16 September

  • Kickoff: 27 September | 13:00-17:00
  • Training days: 2 Oct, 23 Oct, 13 Nov | 9:00-17:00
  • Masterclasses: 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 3 Dec | 14:30-17:00
  • Work on your business days (optional): TBA | 9:00-17:00
  • Community drinks (optional): 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 3 Dec | 17:00-19:00
  • Pitch final: 13 Dec | 14:30 - 19:00

Program costs

Fees: € 947,- ex VAT per person (+1 business partner at half price). The BMC fees can be deducted as a business expense.

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