Business Model Netherlands


Business Model Netherlands

Business Model Netherlands is a group of people who are inspired by the concept of Business Model Generation.

Our goal is to inspire, to challenge and to create. We connect private and public organizations. 

Location: Amsterdam
Members: 31
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2015

Discussion Forum

Experience with the BMG Toolbox?

Started by Egbert-Jan van Dijck May 15, 2013. 0 Replies

At this very moment I'm working with the aplha version of the BMG Toolbox. Trying to generate some beyond-profit business models for the mental health and addiction centre I work for. Is there…Continue

Tags: Toolbox, Generation, Model, Business

Rhapsody CEO: Freemium Doesn't Work

Started by Egbert-Jan van Dijck. Last reply by Marijn Mulders Jan 14, 2013. 1 Reply

First i want to wish you all a very very happy new year!Already we have 22 members. So we can say people in the Netherlands are interested in BM innovation. And we have a couple of international…Continue

Tags: Model, Business, Spotify, Rhapsody, Freemium

The Importance of Key Partners and the Right (Sales) Channels

Started by Egbert-Jan van Dijck Mar 12, 2012. 0 Replies

The next case is a good example of the importance of Key Partners and the right (Sales) Channels. March 11, 2012. Bloomberg published an article with an interesting headline: IPhone Fails to Gain…Continue

Tags: Partner, Channel, Value, Proposition, Key

Information-driven business models

Started by Gianluigi Cuccureddu. Last reply by Martin Klitsie Mar 1, 2012. 1 Reply

Interesting article on big data and the opportunities it offers for information-driven business models (by McKinsey):Are you ready for the era of ‘big data’?…Continue

Tags: data, big, model, business

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Comment by Lex van der Wolf on March 11, 2014 at 10:07am

Hi Martin,

Tx, usefull tips!

Indeed I read the book, did some individual BM sessions, printed out lots of A0 papers (tx for the Dutch version) and think I'm going to use as well.

See you

Comment by Martin Klitsie on March 10, 2014 at 5:05pm

Hi Lex,

here are some tips. I assumed you read the book already.

  • Work outside in: start with all customer related elements and only then look at what it takes to deliver that. Finish with looking at the cash flow/ financial aspects. See image attached.

  • Don't get side-tracked / stuck in discussions on details. It is about the big picture.

  • Make several versions. It's not about coming up with A business model. It is about working strategically towards THE BEST business model for your company in a specific phase.

  • If the business model does not feel right, it is probably because it is isn't right. Back to the drawing board.

Good luck and enjoy!

Comment by Lex van der Wolf on March 7, 2014 at 4:43pm

I'm starting a workshop (april 2014): Business Model Canvas SME. Helping SME with insights of working with BMC, building their own and experimenting with new models. 3 sessions (4 hours each). Any suggestions/tips?

Comment by Laurens Hamerlinck on October 15, 2012 at 11:41am

Nice combination of canvas techniques and gaming. Also like the fun-competition aspect. Good luck with it.



Comment by Deborah Nas on September 13, 2012 at 1:17pm

It is the time of year that most companies start to rethink their strategy and business models. An effective way to think out of the box in strategy formulation is to organise a Business War Game. SunIdee has developed a special version of such a War Game to help companies rethink their business model in a strategic context: the Business Model War Game.

Are you curious how this works in practice?
View our slideshare

The results of your war game will be summarised in a movie clip, making it easy for you to share results with colleagues.

Comment by Marijn Mulders on March 1, 2012 at 2:04pm

Hello Igor,

I'm really expeirenced with the canvas, Just sent me your canvas and I will give you feedback. (

Regards Marijn

Comment by Igor on March 1, 2012 at 9:38am

Thanks for your advice! Much appreciated :)


Igor Hoogerwoord

Comment by Egbert-Jan van Dijck on February 29, 2012 at 7:15pm

Hi Igor,

Nice to meet you here. Good to hear that you are familiar with the canvas. It's important to know that this is only a tool. There is more! The book Business Model Generation will give you a clear understanding of the many opportunities. Furthermore, my advice is to search for a couple of youtube videos and become inspired by some of the more experienced people and their work. 

Good luck with your Media Concept!

Kind regards,


Comment by Igor on February 29, 2012 at 6:00pm

I'm near Eindhoven and currently working on my model to translate my media concept into real business, any advise for someone completely new to this? I do have the canvas and understand the main idea


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