Phase 2 – Validation

Designed for teams and individuals ready to initiate their entrepreneurship journey, the Validation phase is designed to ensure that the idea/solution meets the customer’s needs. The standard is to conduct 100 interviews/conversations with the various potential stakeholders.

At the end of this phase, projects will pivot from the original solution to an optimal positioning adapted to the client.

Whether you work in education, health, environment, culture or any other social sector, this program is the ideal springboard for those who want to have an impact while keeping their mission as a top priority


12 Weeks – 25-30h / Week

Questions? Contact us!

Next Session

April 8, 2024

Application Deadline

March 25, 2024

your impact
business model

The validation phase is experiential and applied. It consists of designing and validating the business model through training and sharing of the experience. This program furthers the development of a business idea and the opportunity to contribute to a better world

Objectives of
the Validation phase

& Customer

Converse with all the stakeholders

Understand the needs of your potential customers

Refine the solution to meet their needs

& Build

Define your business model and next steps

Generate solutions and iterate

Develop your competencies in storytelling and communication

& Community

Grow your network

Access sector specific events

Admission requirements

  • Have a desire to engage with a social or environmental issue
  • Having one or more co-founders is desirable, but not mandatory

Balsam is committed to supporting the creation of regenerative ecosystems. Our program is completely free and open to all

Discover the
full program

Phase 1

an idea

Understand a social or environmental problem and its challenges, map its environment, imagine concrete solutions

Phase 2

the project

Define the target market, develop a deeper understanding of the issues, design a business model to build a viable business

Phase 3


Launch and realize your project to achieve your goals and take your place in an ecosystem of change.

Phase 4

Scale your

Develop new markets through an international network of resources, committed partners, and investors

A journey from
early stage