Yes, you read it correctly, students of the so-called ‘soft studies’ are about to enter the Amsterdam startup scene. Studies such as languages, history, culture, and philosophy. Those might not directly come to mind when thinking about the required education to become successful in business and entrepreneurship. UvA’s faculty of Humanities thinks differently and therefore launches the Humanities Venture Lab.
Venture Lab Humanities
The faculty just announced that it will open a Venture Lab where Humanities students can get all the information and skills they need to start their own business. The Lab is inspired by the ACE Venture Lab, the ‘tech incubator’ in Amsterdam Science Park. The Humanities Lab will start in October as a pilot, in which Humanities students as well as alumni can sign up for trainings, coaching, or for a full programme entrepreneurship for Humanities. The Lab is located in the historic center of Amsterdam. Students can get temporary and affordable working places here to develop their ideas.