ACE Incubation Program

Always dreamed of starting your own tech or science-based company? The ACE Incubation Program offers training, support and access to an extensive network of mentors, entrepreneurs and business professionals to help you make that dream come true. Applications for the Fall program are open to students, graduates, researchers and academics.

29 November - 2021 till 16 February - 2022

ACE is the university incubator in Amsterdam and is powered by UvA, VU, HvA and Amsterdam UMC. Twice a year, ACE selects a batch of students, researchers and academics that have an innovative startup (idea). Through the bi-annual incubation program, ACE offers support to become sustainable high growth ventures within 10 weeks. Are you a student, researcher or professor with an innovative tech or science startup (idea)? The ACE incubation program is here to elevate your business to the next level.

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