After a semester of hard work at the Amsterdam Business School, it was time for the pitch finals of the UvA minor Entrepreneurship. On Thursday the 2nd of February, 8 out of 24 startups pitched their ideas at the Demo Day in Amsterdam’s TQ building. Big winner of the night was HurryQ, that won both the jury prize (€500 cash and €1000 worth of consultancy from trademark agency de Merkplaats), and the audience prize (€250). Symbolic runner up prizes went to NATR (audience), and Zazu (jury). The UvA’s Tech and science incubator ACE Venture Lab sponsored the event.
Final pitch evening at Demo Day
The 4th floor of the fancy TQ building was packed with people and filled with the optimistic energy of young student entrepreneurs. Friends and family, students from other faculties, as well as teachers and coaches all came to out to support the eight finalists pitching their startup on stage. The audience could rate the startups on their smartphone, the highest rated startup won the audience prize. A jury of professional entrepreneurs selected one final startup for the jury prize.