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Let’s Get Started

On the 3d of May, ACE Venture Lab contributes to the organization of Let’s Get Started! Let’s Get Started brings entrepreneurial minded students in contact with organisations that are relevant when starting up a business. Students are provided with hands-on, practical knowledge with regard to the process of starting up their own business along with the possibility to bring their idea to life through an organized pitch. But even if you are not interested in founding a startup this will be an interesting event for you: It gives you the possibility to orient yourself for your future workplace. Would you rather work at a big corporate or start your career at a startup?

Let’s Get Started is organized by Sefa, the Study Association for Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam. The event consists of an all-day-long fair, exciting workshops, inspirational speakers and an interactive start-up challenge. The day ends with a networking drink, which gives you the opportunity to get in direct contact with the participating companies and start-ups in an informal way. This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain more information about how to start a business, to get inspired by compelling stories and to have a fun time with like-minded people!

UvA Startup Challenge Finalists

In cooperation with ACE Venture Lab, Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA) and Accenture the team of Let’s Get Started organize a pitching contest for young, ambitious entrepreneurs. The 5 carefully selected contestants are all finalists of the UvA Startup Challenge. From each UvA faculty, one contestant has been selected for the finals. They will try to win over the hearts of the audience as well as the jury in order to win prizes consisting of consultancy hours worth of €5000 sponsored by Accenture and an additional €5000 prize money from UvA Holding. The jury consists of experts from UvA Holding, Accenture and ACE Venture Lab, amongst whom director Erik Boer. The winner of the competition will be announced during the networking drinks.

The contestants

Stairway to Travel:

An online search tool that provides customers with unique travel destinations based on indicated preferences
– Faculty of Science


An online marketplace to buy and sell (on- and offline) courses, workshops and training sessions
– Faculty of Economics and Business

ERIS journal for Humanities:

A journal for undergraduate students of humanities, in which students can publish their papers in magazine-format
– Faculty of Humanities


Offering workshops and measuring the quality of sleep for schools and businesses
– Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences 


An online legal app for students
– Faculty of Law 

Sign up now!

If you’re interested in joining this exciting day full of workshops, fairs, and inspirational speakers, sign up to attend through this