Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Venture Centre

Startup Workspace

The workplace to give a boost to your startup.

As a member of the AUAS Venture Centre, you can also register your start-up team for a flex workspace on the AUAS campus. Here you can work on your startup, receive customers and partners, but also make use of all the knowledge and networks that come together at these locations.

The advantages that you, as a student entrepreneur, of a flexible workplace at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam are

  • always a quiet workplace close to your college location
  • other student entrepreneurs around you to spar with
  • in the middle of Amsterdam, so easy to reach for customers and partners
  • support of specialized coaches and researchers
  • the workplaces are free


The flexible workplaces for student entrepreneurs are located in the Wibauthuis - in the Amsterdam Venture Studios -. as a student entrepreneur you will find the following facilities here:

  • Flex workplaces
  • Wifi Network (Eduroam)
  • Mobile screens
  • Whiteboards for brainstorming sessions
  • Meeting tables
  • Library of entrepreneurship literature and tools
  • Coffee and tea
  • Kitchenette with fridge, microwave and sandwich maker

Important: What is not possible is to register at this location at the Chamber of Commerce.

Who are the places intended for?

There are numerous organizations in Amsterdam that offer workplaces and that is why our workplaces focus on a specific group of student entrepreneurs. To use the workplaces you must meet the following requirements:

  • You or one of the owners of the company are registered as a full-time bachelor or master student at the AUAS, UvA, VU, AUMC or AHK or you have completed a full-time bachelor or master at one of these institutions in the past two years.
  • In the case of the UvA, VU, AUMC or AHK, you can motivate what the advantage is for you to have a workplace for your startup at the AUAS.
  • You have not purchased a paid workplace elsewhere in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area last year
  • Your team has no more than five members

In short: the workplaces are therefore particularly intended for ambitious student entrepreneurs who do not yet have sufficient resources to rent an office or workplace somewhere, but who want to put their shoulders under their start-up and find the right environment for it.

Part of the Amsterdam Venture Studios-network

The workspaces offered by the HvA Venture Center are part of the Amsterdam Venture Studios network. The Amsterdam Venture Studios are part of the joint efforts of the Amsterdam universities and medical centers to bring knowledge about the use of society and business, to increase the economic strength of the Amsterdam region and to provide new employment opportunities.

Published by  Entrepreneurship 4 May 2021