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What is a Business Model Canvas?

A canvas is a template for a business model. There are many different canvases available, depending on your type of business. Many start-ups use either the Business Model Canvas, Lean Business Model Canvas, or for social businesses, the Social Lean is very good.

The Business Model Canvas (BMC) was created by Alexander Osterwalder.

Alexander Osterwalder explains the different elements. Learn more

The Lean Business Model Canvas is frequently used for start-ups in a software space – created by Ash Maurya’s.

The Social Lean Canvas designed by Rowan Yeoman is an adaption of the Lean Canvas and Business Model Canvas, created especially for social enterprises. It includes values such as purpose and impact. Learn more

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