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We are launching an AI accelerator

Corporate partners are invited to collaborate on a new Amsterdam-based initiative.

A new AI accelerator in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a leading force in the field of AI, thanks to the city’s many innovative AI startups, great connectivity and highly skilled talent. Yet there are still things to be done to strengthen this position, which is why now is the right time to launch an AI accelerator! An effort to combine knowledge and expertise of Amsterdam-based companies with that of educational and research institutions to raise a new generation of AI talent. The new initiative was announced during the World Summit AI conference on Oct. 12 during a panel discussion with initiators Ruben Nieuwenhuis (Startup Amsterdam), Erik Boer (ACE), Patrick de Zeeuw (Startupbootcamp), and Jim Stolze (Aigency).

World Summit AI 2017 panel discussion 

The power of partnership

The AI accelerator will be run by ACE in collaboration with Startupbootcamp, a global organization which has already developed 21 industry-focused accelerator programs worldwide. Combining ACE’s strong academic network of mentors, entrepreneurs and business professionals in Amsterdam with a powerful global format, who knows what the future holds for the Amsterdam startup scene?
We can’t wait to find out!

Become a corporate partner

We are looking for corporate partners who are actively exploring ways to leverage AI and Machine Learning within their business, and who want to further develop Amsterdam as a key AI hub. They should have extensive expertise and a global network in the field of AI. In return, our partners become part of a unique collaboration of AI experts which will offer them access to truly ambitious startups and scale-ups, and to the latest expertise in the field of AI and ML tech through direct connections with a network of global AI professionals.

Join the growing list of partners who are already part of this game-changing program, including Amsterdam Science Park, UvA Computer Science and Qualcomm AI Lab.


If you’re interested in collaborating or if you’d like more information, please email Patrick de Zeeuw (CEO and co-founder of Startupbootcamp) at or Erik Boer (director at ACE and Startup Village) at


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