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AUAS students in the race for winning a women entrepreneurs award

Alumni of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) Rosanne Verbeek and Desi Bootsman have been nominated for the Bep van de Velden Award for young female entrepreneurs. With their innovative startups they have a chance to win the award together with seven others. The award is an amount of 5000 euros to invest in […]


A story of VU startup Fitsurance

Fitsurance and how they ‘pivot’ during COVID-19, as a VU ‘personal health’ startup All was lost (well, almost) After a great pilot-project in Zeeland, where we measured runners on the beach, to see what a 3-day running event did with runners’ health,  we stepped up our efforts to prepare for 2020, in order to make […]


ACE Incubation Program: Fall 2020

Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is the university incubator of UvA, VU, HvA and Amsterdam UMC and empowers students, academics and professionals who are starting or growing their business. The support consists of training & coaching and introductions to our extensive network of industry leaders, business professionals, investors and service providers. By supporting knowledge-based startups […]


Startups heavily affected by impacts of Corona crisis

Startups and scale-ups are experiencing major consequences of the corona crisis. A TechLeap survey last month found 80 percent of startups expected to get into financial trouble due to the corona crisis. Over two thirds are looking for bridge financing due to liquidity problems. 55 percent of the startups see the demand disappearing because existing […]


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