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Press Release: ACE and Rabobank Amsterdam extend collaboration

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands – ACE (Amsterdam Center of Entrepreneurship) has chosen Rabobank Amsterdam as their partner and extends the collaboration that started in 2010. The bank has been involved with ACE from the start. Wouter Stevens, Director of Companies: “With this partnership we increase the sustainable earning capacity of the entrepreneurs in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and we contribute to the development of knowledge-intensive companies in the MRA.” Darya Krasilnikov, director of ACE, is pleased to announce that the collaboration between ACE and Rabobank Amsterdam has been officially extended as of September 2020. Both organizations will continue to support and stimulate knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship in Amsterdam. Rabobank attaches great value to strengthening the knowledge economy in the Amsterdam region and contributes to the innovative strength of entrepreneurs through the partnership.

ACE and Rabobank Amsterdam have had a strong partnership since 2010. Over the past decade, ACE has become the leading entrepreneurship center in Amsterdam that empowers students, academics and professionals starting or growing their businesses. ACE is made possible by the knowledge institutes in Amsterdam – University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and Amsterdam UMC – and aims to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and entrepreneurship. With an intensive bi-annual incubation program, a great diversity of entrepreneurial activities and international advisory projects, ACE attracts attention both nationally and internationally.

Rabobank Amsterdam will not only continue to support ACE financially, but employees also act as coaches for starting entrepreneurs. As part of the collaboration, Rabobank Amsterdam will have its own place at Startup Village to be represented in the Amsterdam startup ecosystem from September 1st. Would you like to brainstorm about your financing needs or are you facing other challenges within your start-up or scale-up that Rabobank might be able to help you with? Do not hesitate to visit our container at Startup Village or send us an email: bedrijven.amsterdam@rabobank.nl.

About Rabobank Amsterdam
Rabobank Amsterdam is a cooperative bank with a mission. Together with customers, members and partners, we are committed to a stronger living environment and to the major social challenges of today. With the starting point that we achieve more together than alone. Growing a better world together. https://www.rabobank.nl/lokale-bank/amsterdam/.

About ACE
ACE (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship) empowers students, academics and professionals who are starting or growing their science or tech-based business. ACE is powered by the knowledge institutes in Amsterdam – University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and Amsterdam UMC – and aims to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and entrepreneurship. The support consists of training & coaching and introductions to our extensive network of industry leaders, business professionals, investors and service providers. By supporting knowledge-based startups and scale-ups, ACE strives to build a learning ground to create impactful companies of the future. www.ace-incubator.nl

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