Humanities Bootcamp 2022

Start your entrepreneurial journey within one week!
Do you want to pursue your passions and make a difference by developing your idea into your own initiative? Are you a student, recent graduate or researcher with a great idea that can generate impact, but don’t know how to take it to the next level? Join the Humanities Bootcamp to learn the basics of developing your business ideas into your own initiative.

31 October till 4 November - 2022
09:30 - 17:30

The program
The 4-day bootcamp includes:

  • Interactive lectures and workshops;
  • Individual mentoring sessions with seasoned entrepreneurs and experts;
  • A vibrant and welcoming community of passionate founders.

For whom

  • Students, recent graduates and researchers affiliated to 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: Humanities Bootcamp
Dates: October 31st, November 1st, 3rd and 4th, 2022 
Times: 9:30 – 17:30 (approximately, varies per day)
Attendance: is required on all days
Location: onsite @ Humanities Lab (oudemanhuispoort)  and VU campus
Costs: Fully sponsored by IXA / IXAnext program
Language: English
Apply now: Humanities Bootcamp 2021 (

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.