Venture Lab Humanities – PILOT

Are you a student or alumnus in the field of Humanities with an innovative business idea? Join Venture Lab Humanities and start your company. We offer training, mentorship and access to networks AND a workplace in the historic center of Amsterdam!

Venture Lab Humanities helps startups in the field of Humanities by offering practical tools and ongoing support. We rely on extensive experience in working with startups. At ACE Venture Lab, we have been supporting highly achieving tech and science based startups for over three years. At Venture Lab Humanities, you will be able to receive the same support from our ever-expanding network of coaches and mentors, and an opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills within an environment of like-minded people. Venture Lab Humanities is a pilot for the Academic year 2016-2017. The program will be evaluated by the end of the year.

About the pilot

Students and alumni from the Faculty of Humanities are often bursting with smart and creative ideas to start their own business, sometimes out of necessity but often from a deep intrinsic motivation. In the pilot, we experiment with ways in which the faculty can assist in making their dreams a reality.

The pilot will run until September 1st, 2017 when the faculty board will make its final decision. Therefore we are currently developing a plan, for which we welcome any useful input! We also still have spots available in our pioneers team. BG3 at Binnengasthuisstraat 9 is our current location, which we have turned into a working place and a space to host the ACE Venture Lab entrepreneurship program. We are working towards creating a program that is tailored to the needs of Humanities startups.

In the coming months we are testing several formats, like a HumaniTEA and luncheons where scientists of the faculty meet with our pioneers. Find out more on the Venture Lab Humanities blog.

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UvA Rector Magnificus Karen Maex ceremoniously opens Venture Lab Humanities on Nov. 2nd, 2016.