Amsterdam Venture Studios

amsterdam venture studios

The Amsterdam Venture Studios offer students, researchers and alumni of the Amsterdam knowledge institutes the opportunity to transform their ideas into action. These new places on the Amsterdam campuses facilitate the start and growth of new impactful businesses.

Amsterdam Venture Studios offers more than just working space. Users can follow a joint incubation program to increase the chances of success of their knowledge-based and (high) tech startups. Training and mentoring and access to the networks of knowledge institutions, investors and companies helps them to transform ideas into successful new innovative businesses. The campus locations provide easy access to high-quality research facilities and laboratories. In addition, the proximity of talented and ambitious students (more than 100,000 throughout Amsterdam) is a big advantage for startups.

The five locations are Amsterdam Science Park (UvA), VU Campus, AHTC (AMC), Amstelcampus (HvA) and City Centre Campus (Humanities Lab). Offering a wide range of opportunities to start and grow a business.

These Venture Studios support science- and tech ventures – founded by students, researchers and alumni – with training, ongoing support, mentoring and access to networks. In three steps they create investor ready companies:

  1. Explore: Through multiple events and challenges we activate and explore entrepreneurship
  2. Start: In Bootcamps we select ideas from students or researchers to turn the ideas into business and validate the products. For student teams we offer the part time Lean Launch Class
  3. Grow: For companies that reached their first revenue we offer a scale up program. Access to corporate launch pads, experienced mentors and investors. Access to service providers, student business developers and master classes are part of the program.

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Interested in the Venture Studios?

Contact us:
Location VU Campus
+31 (0)20 59 89 905

Location Science Park, Startup Village
+31 (0)85 273 3127

Location City Centre Campus (Humanities Lab)
+31 (0)20 525 74 08

Location Amstel Campus (HvA)
+31 (0)20 595 23 12

Location AHTC (AMC)
+31 (0)20 303 10 51