A humanities idea on your mind and looking for a way to bring it to life? 💡
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:
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
Apply now: Humanities Bootcamp 2023
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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.
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Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is the central incubator for UvA, VU, HvA and Amsterdam UMC.
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