[2023-02-16] Visit VU Starthub

This event is for Dujat members and invitees only.
If your company is member of Dujat and you did not receive the invitation, please contact our office

Together with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam we are pleased to invite you to join our visit to the newly opened VU Starthub, on Thursday 16 February.

Opened in September 2022 in the heart of the VU campus is a pavilion with space for 25 startups. A vibrant startup community with lightning fast internet, friendly rental prices, real Italian coffee and of course access to the mentors of the VU alumni mentor pool.

On 16 February, the Starthub opens its doors to Dujat members to give us a tour, presentation and most of all, to introduce you to some of their best startup companies.

If you are interested, please check our programme below and register. We look forward to welcoming you to this inspiring event!

Date: Thursday 16 February 2023

Time: 15:00 – 18:00

Location: VU Starthub, De Boelelaan 1095a, 1081 HV Amsterdam


14:30   Registration at VU StartHub, Room: Kuyper

15:00   Welcome by Erik Boer, Lead Entrepreneurship & Impact, VU Amsterdam

15:10   Tour of VU StartHub by Marike van Oostveen, Community manager, VU-StartHub

15:40   Move to VU – Main Building (De Boelelaan 1105, Room Aurora – HG 0C-29)

16:00   Presentation by Peter Cirkel, VU Demonstrator Lab Team

16:10   Address by Prof. Davide Lannuzzi, VU Amsterdam, Chief Impact Officer

16:20   “Dujat Dragon’s Den” – 5 Business Pitches by VU Startups:

  • Ingy: Lighting control helps buildings become more sustainable, healthier, and smarter
  • Impackt: Impackt turns your recycling hurdles into competitive advantages
  • Blooming Buildings: Growing urban space into happy, sustainable places using great green
  • Datacation: A team of whiz kids with the necessary soft skills, dedicated to data!
  • Bamboi: Switch to bamboo toilet paper and contribute to a cleaner world

2 Pitches by AXA- GO Spin-Offs

  • Gym story: A digital solution for any Gym. The sensor tracks activities from all-strength equipment. The app gives users real-time fitness training feedback.
  • Veridis is developing a plastic analysis machine that revolutionizes (recycled) plastic quality control by scaling up sample sizes with a factor 100.000. Resulting in the use of recycled plastics in high-value applications, making currently unusable recycled plastics usable and giving insight into the daily recycling stream.
  • Photosynthetic: Photosynthetic is a young tech start-up founded in 2019 in Amsterdam, developing a new manufacturing platform for microstructures. Our interdisciplinary approach to 3D printing has allowed us to break boundaries in manufacturing. 

16:55   Closing remarks by Christa de Kemp, Managing Director of Dujat

17:00   Drinks and networking

18:00   End of Event