ACE Incubation Program

ACE Incubation Program


Join the ACE Incubation Program – an intensive 3-month training program for MSc students, researchers and industry professionals. Offering unique workshops and mentoring from the best startup experts, the program helps you to convert your idea into a successful business.

When: Starts Oct. 2nd, 2017  
Where: Startup Village Amsterdam
Application deadline: Sep. 17, 2017

Week 1 (Fulltime)

The Incubation Program covers all stages of business creation and development, teaching you how to translate your science or tech concept into a feasible company. The program starts with a fulltime week of workshops and training 

Day 1: From science and technology to business
Day 2: Testing your business assumptions
Day 3: Customer-centric approach
Day 4: Business Market opportunities & Business Models
Day 5: Presenting your business

Week 2-12 (Fridays + on appointment)

Following week 1, all companies are required to join weekly workshop sessions. Additionally, each team will be assigned mentors, with whom separate meetings can be arranged to discuss your companies' needs in more detail. 

Join our community of outstanding entrepreneurs and take the right steps toward launching your business. This is your chance to learn from the most acknowledged mentors and professionals in the industry!

Selection criteria

  • You are a Master or PhD student, researcher, senior scientist or technology professional
  • You have an innovative tech or science business concept/product
  • Your team is curious, ambitious and passionate about the idea you pursue
  • You are willing to set up your business in the Amsterdam region
  • You have a potential for growth and ambition to scale up internationally

Fill out the application form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. From all the applications we will select ten startups to participate in our program. 

Healthcare track 

We offer an exclusive healthcare track for students and researchers who offer solutions for healthcare or with a background in life sciences. Ten additional teams will be selected for this track which starts on the same date as the general program. 


For any inquires or questions, contact our Program Manager Yulia Bodnar at

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