Get inspired: entrepreneurship in Chemistry

Are you curious about entrepreneurship and do you want to know what it takes to start your own company? ACE Incubator presents a unique entrepreneurship program in collaboration with Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA). The program offers you a unique opportunity to learn the basics of venture creation and pick your brains on potential business ideas in the fields of Chemistry.

Program format

Two days of interactive lectures and workshops followed by hands-on exercises teaching you how to put theory into practice. In addition, you will get to hear insights of venture building from experienced entrepreneurs. The dates for the program are May 10 + 17 (2 days) with a week in-between.

For whom

For researchers in Chemistry. For instance HIMS (UvA) and those from other institutes who are interested to take the course (see also programs 2019). Staff members, researchers, PhD’s, technicians, post-doc and students can participate. To participate, it is not required to have a startup idea, just come with an open mind! No prior preparation is needed.

You will learn

  1. The essential steps of starting an innovative company
  2. How to define a value proposition and business model of your idea
  3. Ways to access markets with a business idea
  4. How to pitch an innovative concept
  5. What is needed to become an entrepreneur


Dates: Friday 10 and Friday 17 May
Location: Startup Village, Science Park 608, Amsterdam

Apply here!

Entrepreneurship in Chemistry is initiated by IXA at UvA-FNWI and executed by ACE (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship), in support with Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences.

About IXA and ACE

Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA) is the knowledge transfer office of the Amsterdam universities. Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is the university incubator for UvA, VU, HvA and Amsterdam UMC.


Contact Liza Kolesnichenko at liza@ace-incubator.nl or Peter van der Donk at p.vanderdonk@ixa.nl.

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