The programs below cover all stages of starting a business and scaling it up. Interactive workshops and courses boost your entrepreneurial skills and help you translate your innovation into a successful company.
Develop your skills with IXA workshops
IXA organises workshops on a regular basis. For example the series of so called Breakfast Sessions, with free breakfast on the side, on various valorisation related topics. These workshops are very practical and aimed to get you started immediately. The topics vary from How to develop your idea into a business plan, What is needed to bring your idea to the market, How to protect your idea and How to set up collaborations with external parties.
Participation is free of charge. Find an overview of the workshops and events organised by IXA here
10K is the pre-incubator program of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the flagship program of the entrepreneurial support program. It is a half year program, organized by the AUAS to foster innovative and entrepreneurial ideas that have the potential to make real impact. 10K provides mentorship, masterclasses and the use of evidence based methods. Read more about 10K
ACE Ready to start program
Explore program | 2-days
Are you curious about starting a company but have no business idea yet? We help you determine if entrepreneurship is a potential career path for you by introducing you to the business fundamentals and teaching how to communicate your research to a broader audience. Experience all the challenging aspects of starting your own venture! We offer interactive workshops from top science & business experts and successful startup founders. In-depth practical exercises offer you a chance to put theory into practice. Read more
ACE Incubation program | 3-months
ACE Incubation Program is a three-month program, specially designed for early-stage startups that aim to improve their business model and test their viability on the market. Starts twice a year (April + November). Read more
ACE Ready to scale program
Ready to Scale is designed by entrepreneurs, investors, and universities. This unique, hands-on program is designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs with an ambition to grow. Through a balanced mix of personalized advice, mentoring, workshops and matching with investors, corporates and talent, Ready to Scale helps you take your company to the next level. Read more
HealthInc help startups and entrepreneurs in the fields of healthcare and MedTech develop their innovation and turn it into a viable business. HealthInc offer an intensive ten-week programme at the Amsterdam health & technology center (AHTC), supporting early-stage startups that focus on health, healthcare and MedTech. The programme is a great opportunity for startups to become part of a community of health professionals and entrepreneurs. Explore.
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