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ACE startups rocked first Demo Day!

Startups pitched to a full house of ACE partners & investors.

For the first edition of ACE Demo Day, we selected ten of the best startups from our last two batches (2017/2018) to pitch in front of a crowd of ACE partners, stakeholders, mentors and investors! The ten startups represented a wide range of industries within the ACE portfolio and each of them delivered a unique and powerful pitch. Before and after the pitches, our guests had the opportunity to visit the startups at their individual booths.

Best startups

From our October 2017 batch we welcomed startups Oliscience, CargoLedger, Electro Lab and Sea Going Green on stage. They were joined by five startups from our more recent April 2018 batch, Strike-f(x), iMRsion, Dyme, X+Y and LiveLoop. Our founders come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from Data Science and Engineering, to Marine Biology and Music!

There was a great level of innovative solutions at Demo Day, setting the bar high for the upcoming years. Using new technologies like AI and Blockchain, our startups are focusing on disrupting their respective industries. With the great support from our network of mentors, coaches and business professionals, we can’t wait to see where our founders are headed in the future.

Alumni panel

Three seasoned entrepreneurs from the ACE portfolio joined our director Erik Boer on stage during a short break to discuss their road to success.

Metrica Sports founder Rubén Saavedra, Lumicks founder Andrea Candelli, and Radically Open Security front-woman Melanie Rieback talked about their experience with the ACE program and shared tips for new founders.

See you in 2019!

We want to thank our startups, alumni panel, our great sponsors and all our guests for helping us make Demo Day a successful event as we look forward to next year! Watch the aftermovie below for a short impression.

PS. Want to know more about our portfolio companies – please contact our head of growth Darya Krasilnikov at


Golden sponsor: De Vries en Metman Silver sponsors: Rabobank | UvA-ABS | PIM Noord-Holland

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