Become a mentor for university startups and scale-ups!


ACE is looking for mentors (all fields of study). For new and fast-growing university-originated companies, we are currently looking for experienced entrepreneurs and business seniors who wish to support our incubator program and mentor young (student) entrepreneurs. They will be responsible for helping students and researchers start and grow their own business.  

About ACE 

Our role as university incubator is to inspire entrepreneurship amongst students, recent graduates and young researchers by means of training, mentoring and access to our extensive network. We are partnering with big (international) corporations, investors and service providers. Assigning experienced mentors to the young entrepreneurs is another central element to our program.

Our portfolio consists of many UvA alumni who, thanks to our program, were able to start their own business. Multiple times a year, students, young researchers and university alumni start with our program. Our participants come from all areas of study.


Mentoring is a crucial factor for successfully starting an enterprise. Our mentors structurally support our startups and scale-ups. We expect mentors to be available for at least a half-day per month during the course of twelve months, or more.

Selection process

We strive to make the best possible matches between our mentors and our startups. We will review all applications based on compatibility and relevance for the companies in our program.

You will receive a response within two weeks after your application.