Humanities Bootcamp | Fall ‘23

A humanities idea on your mind and looking for a way to bring it to life? 💡

30 October till 3 November - 2023
10:00 - 17:00

The Humanities Bootcamp will kickstart your initiative and help you on your way to making an impact. Throughout the week, you will work with mentors, experts, and founders who will cover all the necessary stages to develop your social venture, non-profit organization, or innovative startup. The program is open to students, recent graduates, master students and researchers affiliated with the Humanities faculty at the UvA or VU.

The 4-day bootcamp includes:

  • Interactive lectures and workshops led by entrepreneurs in the humanities field;
  • Personal mentoring sessions with experienced founders and experts who understand the nuances of humanities entrepreneurship;
  • A vibrant and inclusive community of enthusiastic founders who share a passion for humanities.

For whom

  • Students, recent graduates, master students  and researchers affiliated with the Humanities faculty at the UvA or VU;
  • You are passionate and want to make a difference;
  • You have a great idea and want to take it to the next level;
  • You have an ambition to grow your entrepreneurial mind and skillset.

Program: 4-day program
Dates: October 30th, October 31st, November 2nd and November 3rd, 2023 
Deadline: October 16th, 2023
Times: 10:00 – 17:00 (approximately)
Attendance: is required on all days
Location: onsite @ Humanities Venture Lab (Oudemanhuispoort) & VU campus
Costs: free of charge
Language: English
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Feedback from previous participants
It’s a true honour to join a community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs who fiercely explore what Being Human means in the context of current social, political and environmental challenges. This is a bridge between the heart of a human being, the rules of the labour market and the pressing needs of our societies.
– Rodrigo Martinez VU alumnus

I went from 0 to 100 in 4 days. When I started on Monday morning, I did not know what to expect, neither did I have a solid idea of what I wanted to do with my company. Now that it’s Friday afternoon and I just delivered my final pitch, I feel like I’m ready to face the world of business!
– Sydney Schelvis UvA alumnus

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.

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