The Center for Entrepreneurship @ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (CfE@VU) hosts various unique activities in the field of entrepreneurship.
- Helpdesk for student entrepreneurs: addressing practical matters about starting and running a firm
- VU Alumni Entrepreneurs: a network of alumni who are running their own businesses
- Educational activities in the field of entrepreneurship, outside the traditional economics and business domains
- Entrepreneurship in Africa: small business development and other entrepreneurial activities in various African countries
From 2008 to 2016, VU Amsterdam participated in the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE), together with University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, and Amsterdam University of the Arts. Although ACE's set targets were achieved, there was still a clear need to present the university's unique activities in the context of entrepreneurship. CfE@VU was founded on January 1st, 2017 to address this need.
The ACE Venture Lab continued under the wings of UvA. Together with the new incubator at VU Amsterdam, it will be part of a new network of university incubators in Amsterdam.
News article in the Advalvas university paper (Dutch): VU starts own Center for Entrepreneurship
CfE@VU's activities are done in partnership with various organisations.
Prof. Enno Masurel
Tessa van der Meij
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Center for Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV AMSTERDAM