The much anticipated Startup Village in Amsterdam Science Park has officially opened its doors. This visionary tech-startup initiative is created by the Amsterdam Science Park and incubator ACE Venture lab together with UvA Holding. The village consists of cool container-based offices designed by Julius Taminiau Architects, and the first companies have now officially moved in.
Throughout the month of October the first companies already started to move in, but as per November 2nd the Village is truly up and running. Although the Grand Opening won’t be until Spring 2017, we can say the Startup Village is now officially open for business. In the next few months the village will expand further as several labs and community and event spaces will be added. The plan is that by early 2017 there will be around 25 startups housed in the colourful container community. In this joint initiative incubator ACE Venture Lab provides coaching and mentoring to its tenants, while Amsterdam Science Park provides facilities as well as a network. ACE Venture Lab and Amsterdam Science Park also provide the startups access to a business network, ranging from fellow-entrepreneurs all the way to massive multinationals.