The Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship at VU (ACE@VU)  is part of a close cooperation between four Amsterdam Centers for Entrepreneurship (ACE). The participants are VU University, University of Amsterdam, Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Science Park Amsterdam.

The mission of ACE is to encourage the entrepreneurial climate in the Amsterdam region by stimulating entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behavior of Amsterdam students and by undertaking research that contributes to successful entrepreneurship in the Netherlands.

The Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship at VU (ACE@VU) is part of the Management and Organisation Department (M&O) at the Faculty Economics and Business Administration VU University Amsterdam.

ACE@VU is the center of expertise when it comes to education about entrepreneurship within VU University Amsterdam. Conducting academic research on entrepreneurship is a natural part of this expertise.

It is the objective of ACE@VU to enable all VU students to get acquainted with entrepreneurship education. 

ACE@VU provides and contributes to regular educational activities on entrepreneurship at the VU University (for example the Minor Entrepreneurship, the Master Specialization Entrepreneurship, Master- and PhD theses in Entrepreneurship). Next to these activities, ACE@VU organizes activities outside the regular curriculum, such as lectures and seminars on the topic of entrepreneurship. ACE@VU supports initiatives of students, such as Studentondernemer020 and Enactus. Conducting and publishing scientific research in the field of entrepreneurship on a national and international level is also an important task of ACE@VU. Furthermore, the center initiates and maintains contacts with businesses, governments and the nonprofit sector by means of project based cooperation.

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