ACE Incubator supports students, graduates, researchers and academics who want to grow their tech or science startup. The support includes training, coaching and introductions to the extensive network of industry leaders, business professionals, investors and service providers. By supporting knowledge-based startups, ACE Incubator aims to build a learning environment for creating impactful companies of the future.

ACE has a small but dedicated team that offers a variety of programmes to help knowledge-based startups grow and get to market. The team is there to help you find the right connections within the academic startup ecosystem in Amsterdam. You are always welcome for a chat if you want to discuss your business idea at the ACE office, located at Startup Village (Amsterdam Science Park).

ACE is backed by some of the world’s best entrepreneurs, including the founders of Paid, Zeta Alpha Vector and Together with an extensive pool of mentors, these industry leaders support the startups in the incubation programme and guide them on the road to a thriving business.

ACE Incubator organises several programmes to stimulate an entrepreneurial mind- and skillset. The ACE incubation programme takes place twice a year: in spring (May) and in autumn (November). Applications are welcome throughout the year. Curious to know more about the programme? Click on the button below and register for one of the ACE online info sessions.

Also check out the offer of the Demonstrator Lab, the workshop where you can develop a promising proposition under supervision to conquer the market.

Are you already a bit further along? Then see if the VU StartHub is something for you: the vibrant campus hotspot for about 25 startups.

Do you need more information first? Check out the ACE website.

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