Amsterdam is internationally known for having a vibrant startup culture. Exactly for this reason the first startup battle at the BCE was organized in 2017. Due to the success of the first event another startup battle was organized in 2018. However, for this event the Amsterdam Student Investment Fund and ACE helped setting up the event. The startups Smart Crops, FirstFloor and Ohnana Tents participated in the event and the latter ended up winning the event. Their tents are known for their great airflow, heat- and light blocking properties.
Prices for participating at the startup battle
- Coachingsprogram from ACE Venture Lab
- Free working place at the startup village
- Access to the incubator network of ASIF
Benny Wessels (CCO & CO-owner of Ohnana Tents): The startup battle was a great event, and a great way to kickstart our startup! Furthermore, after the event the coaching from ACE and the network of ASIF helped us in terms of crowdfunding and getting relevant grants