ACE: Humanities bootcamp (UVA & VU)

Are you a student or researcher with a great business idea, but don’t know where to start? Join the Humanities Bootcamp to learn the basics of developing your business ideas into a successful company. We cover all stages of starting a business and help you boost your entrepreneurial skills. During the week you will work with mentors, coaches and experienced entrepreneurs to help you tackle the challenges of starting a company in the humanities. The Bootcamp is open to humanities students, researchers and alumni from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).

Dates
26 till 30 October - 2020
Time
10:00 - 17:00

Program format:
Four 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 October 26, 27 & 29, 30 in 2020. The program takes place from approximately 10:00 to 17:00 on all days.

We offer:

  • Interactive lectures and workshops
  • Individual mentoring sessions with seasoned entrepreneurs and business experts
  • A network of consultants and service providers
  • Access to our professional network of partners
  • A vibrant and welcoming community of passionate founders

For whom:

  • Humanities MSc or PhD students, researchers, or alumni of UvA and VU
  • You have a great business idea
  • You are willing to set up your business in the Amsterdam region
  • You have an ambition to grow

Facts:
Program: Humanities Bootcamp
Dates: October 26, 27, 29 & 30, 2020
Times: 10:00 – 17:00 (attendance is required on all days)
Location: Humanities Lab AVS Binnengasthuisstraat 9, 1012 ZA Amsterdam
Costs: Fully sponsored by IXA / IXAnext program
Language: English
Apply now: https://www.f6s.com/humanitiesbootcampoctober

Program outline:
Full-time (four days) crash course in entrepreneurship covering all essential aspects of starting a business. During this week you will work on:

DAY 1 CUSTOMER VALIDATION
Introductory pitches
• Meet likeminded entrepreneurs
• Customer validation

DAY 2 BUSINESS MODEL AND MENTORING
Business modelling
• Business model canvas
• Startup mentoring

DAY 3 PITCH TRAINING AND FINANCE SESSION
Pitch training: tips & tricks
• Finance session
• Meet a likeminded entrepreneur

DAY 4 STARTUP FUNDING AND FINAL PITCHES
Startup funding
• Team work
• Final pitches

Feedback from previous participants

“THE PROGRAM OFFERED GREAT TOOLS TO MAKE MY IDEAS MORE CONCRETE. IT WAS INSPIRING, STIMULATING AND SOMETIMES CONFRONTATIONAL, ALL IN A POSITIVE SENSE!
Meike Korpershoek, De Taalprof

“EVERYONE IN THE PROGRAM WENT ALL-IN WITH THEIR OWN IDEAS, BUT ALSO WITH HELPING EACH OTHER. THIS CREATED A GREAT ATMOSPHERE FOR DEVELOPING NEW THOUGHTS.” Casper Vuurmans, Vuurwerk

Footnote
The Humanities Bootcamp is initiated by Humanities Lab AVS at UvA and IXA at UvA & VU and executed by ACE (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship)

Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA) is the knowledge transfer office of UvA, VU, HvA and Amsterdam UMC.

Humanities Lab AVS (Amsterdam Venture Studio) is one of the six AVS locations, located within the University Quarter.

Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is the central incubator for UvA, VU, HvA and Amsterdam UMC.

Questions?

About ACE: contact Daniela Redondo Velez at: daniela@ace-incubator.nl

About the Humanities Lab: contact Jonneke Bekkenkamp at J.J.Bekkenkamp@uva.nl

About the program and criteria for participation: Diane Schöller at d.scholler@ixa.nl or Joost Reimert at Joost@ace-incubator.nl.

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