ACE Incubation Program – Science & Tech Startup

6 Apr '20

Are you a student, researcher or recent graduate with an inspiring startup idea? The ACE Incubation Program helps you develop your tech or science idea into a successful company. They cover all stages of starting a business and help you boost your entrepreneurial skills. Once you are accepted into the program, they guarantee two years of support.

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

ACE  offers

  • 10 weeks of Incubation Program;
  • Knowledge of how to run a successful company;
  • Access to mentor, corporate and service provider networks;
  • Individual mentoring sessions with seasoned entrepreneurs and business experts;
  • A vibrant community of passionate founders from more than 130 companies.

For whom

  • You are working on an innovative science or tech-based idea;
  • MSc or PhD students, researchers, technology professionals or alumni of any Dutch university;
  • International applications are also welcome;
  • You have a passionate and ambitious team;
  • You are willing to set up your business in the Amsterdam region;
  • You have potential for growth and ambition to scale up internationally.


Starts April 6, 2020


Startup Village, Science Park 608 Amsterdam

6 April - 2020

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