Opening Demonstrator Lab @ VU Campus and Amsterdam Venture Studios

Come and join the celebrations at the launch of Amsterdam Venture Studios and the Demonstrator Lab on the VU Campus. It’s the ideal opportunity to meet the next generation of university incubators in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Venture Studios is an inspiring new venue where students, researchers and alumni can kick-start their ideas and grow new ventures. The Demonstrator Lab is a facility where students and researchers from all Amsterdam knowledge institutes can transform their bright ideas into tangible customer added value. 

Open house

VU Amsterdam has already generated a number of outstanding startups that have grown to become successful businesses, not least Lumicks, OPNT and Optics11. The Demonstrator Lab too has already spawned several success stories, including SciToDate and Glucose Easy. On the morning of our Broadcast Event, they will open their doors to give you the opportunity to meet the startups and find out what makes them successful.  

BNR 'Zakendoen Met'

One of the new Venture Studios at P2 in the Maths and Physics Building (W&N) will be converted into a BNR Nieuwsradio studio especially for this occasion. Annette van Soest and Thomas van Zijl will present the business show ‘Zakendoen Met‘ live from this location between 10:00 and 12:00. Be sure to join us for an unmissable morning on Friday, 29 September! 


08:30-09:00   Startup breakfast
09:00-09:05   Welcome by Marjolein Jansen, Vice-President of the VU Executive Board
09:05-09:10   IXAnext Programme and entrepreneurship (education) by
                         Mirjam Leloux, Director IXA UvA-HvA
09:10-09:15   Première of short film on Amsterdam Venture Studios
09:15-09:20   Demonstrator Lab by Prof. Davide Iannuzzi, Director Demonstrator Lab
09:20-09:25   Amsterdam Venture Studios @ VU Campus by Josja van der Veer,
                         Director VU Campus Estate Management
09:25-09:30   Official opening by Prof. Karen Maex, Rector Magnificus University of
                         Amsterdam, and Marjolein Jansen, Vice-President VU Executive Board
09:30-11:00   Open house with sweet rolls: come on in and get to know the startups at
                         Demonstrator Lab and Amsterdam Venture Studios
10:00-12:00   Live broadcast of BNR Nieuwsradio business show ‘Zakendoen Met’ with
                         Annette van Soest and Thomas van Zijl


What: Launch of Amsterdam Venture Studios and Demonstrator Lab @ VU Campus
When: Friday, 29 September 2017, 8:30-12:00
Where: VU Campus, Maths and Physics Building (also known as W&N building), P2 corridor, take the main entrance (number 1085), stair or elevator to 2nd floor

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