3th May, 2017


Zuiderkerk Amsterdam




Inspiring Fair & Workshops


Let’s Get Started brings entrepreneurial minded students in contact with organisations that are relevant when starting up a business. Students are provided with hands-on, practical knowledge with regard to the process of starting up their own business along with the possibility to bring their idea to life through an organised pitch. But even if you are not interested in founding a startup this will be an interesting event for you, it gives you the possibility to orient yourself for your future workplace. Would you rather work at a big corporate or start your career at a startup?

Let’s Get Started will deliver all of this through an all-day-long fair, exciting workshops, inspirational speakers and an interactive start-up challenge. The day ends with a networking drink, which gives you the opportunity to get in direct contact with the participating companies and start-ups in an informal way. This is the perfect opportunity for you to gain more information about how to start a business, to get inspired by compelling stories and to have a fun time with like-minded people. Read more

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Startups and other companies will provide you with hands-on practical information and are happy to answer all your questions about your business ideas. You can either be very specific with your questions, or broadly explore the field of interest. Regardless, we encourage you to proactively approach the companies and develop conversations with the representatives! We strongly advise you to conduct a background research and come prepared as this way you are able to connect your prior experience and get the most out of this event. It is advisable to bring your business card and/or your polished CV. During the fair there will be several guestspeakers.
  • 13:00 - Guestspeaker: De Upstarter
  • 14:00 - Guestspeaker: Microsoft
  • 15:00 - Guestspeaker: IBM
Startup Challenge at Let's Get Started? Start-up challenge is a unique way to develop your business idea! In cooperation with ACE and Accenture the team of Let’s get started organise a pitching contest for young, ambitious entrepreneurs. 5 carefully selected contestants will try to win over the hearts of the audience as well as the jury in order to win attractive prizes consisting of consultancy hours worth of €5000 sponsored by Accenture. The jury consists of experts from Accenture and ACE.  The winner of the competition of the best entrepreneurial idea among all UvA faculties will be announced during the Network drinks You can look forward to a fearful competition of bright and ambitious entrepreneurs with unique ideas of how to change the world.   We have already closed the application process for the Startup Challenge. The contestants will be announced soon.
After a day of talking to companies, attending workshops and socializing with fellow attendees, you are kindly invited to further extend your network with a refreshing drink! Note that the companies attending the networking drinks are allowed to recruit, so bring your business cards and use this unique opportunity to get one step further towards your dream job.
Tellow is a brand new innovation developed and about to be launched by Rabobank. The idea was born during one of the very first internal accelerating programs: ‘Moonshot’. The product is specifically designed for freelancers (independent contractor). Tellow combines the financial administration of the user with data from their bank account. It enables user to scan receipts and create and send their invoices. By doing so, Tellow creates a real-time overview in their financial state and enables them to automate their bookkeeping process and keep them up-to-date. During the workshop, you are asked to think as an IT-consultant for Tellow. After a product introduction/demo, you and your team are given some time to come up with new developments for the product. How can Tellow extend its services? What are possible improvements of both the App and Web-based version? Note: Deadline for this workshop is 26th of April - at 00:00
While there is still a lack of knowledge about Intellectual Property, we gladly tour to talk about this law. We'll talk about the protection of Intellectual Property for entrepreneurs. For example brand names and copyright. Note: Deadline for this workshop is 26th of April - at 00:00
This workshop will show you how and where to find grant opportunities to boost your business ideas.
An overview of the grant landscape for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Which grants are worthwhile and which turn out to be a waste of time.
Note: Deadline for this workshop is 26th of April - at 00:00n
All successful new businesses start with a good idea. But a good idea is not enough, you need the right circumstances and the right people to bring the idea to life!
At bloomon, we make art and science come together. We are building a global love brand, spreading happiness everywhere we go. At the same time, we use data and technology to disrupt an entire traditional industry.
During this workshop we will give you insight in the challenges we face every day, and how we tackle them. You will work on a real live case and advise us on the best solution. Maybe your idea will be put into action!
Do you want to experience the adventure of working at a fast growing startup? Do you want to know how to grow a successful business? Sign up for the bloomon workshop!
Note: Deadline for this workshop is 26th of April - at 00:00
In this workshop accenture tells you all about ‘orthodoxies’. Orthodoxy: A deeply held and widely shared convention or belief about the product, market, or the industry. Orthodoxies may cause that a company gets stuck and had a particular mindset. Through this workshop we will find out what (often slowly built) ‘rules of the game’ can be for a particular company. We will also show how we can turn this in a opportunity to innovate. Note: Deadline for this workshop is 26th of April - at 00:00
At Microsoft, we believe in what people make possible. Our mission is to empower every person and organization to achieve more. One way of empowering others is by wielding the possibilities of "big data".  "Big Data" is hot, but is hardly new at Microsoft –  Microsoft has many teams and people working on this topic. The new buzzword “big data” and the associated solutions encompass a range of technologies and techniques that allow you to extract real, useful, and previously hidden information from the often very large quantities of data that previously may have been left dormant and, ultimately, thrown away because storage was too costly. During the workshop you'll work in teams to ideate about ways in which you, as fictional startups, can leverage "Big Data" to achieve more. Note: Deadline for this workshop is 26th of April - at 00:00

Start-Up Challenge /

In 2016 Soofos has won the start-up challenge and effectively obtained €5000 consultancy hours by Accenture and €5000  powered by ACE! Congratulations

2017 contestants are:

1.       Soofos

2.       Stairway to Travel

3.       Eris journal for Humanities

4.       Denkinstrument

5.       Lexplain

We would like to express our gratitude to Accenture and ACE who, as the main partners of the Startup challenge, provide the winner with amazing prizes. In 2017 at may the 3th there will be a new Startup challenge at the Lets Get Started event, be there!

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Let's get started 2017


Let’s Get Started is an event organized by the Sefa committee, powered by the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE). The event provides students with hands-on, practical knowledge with regard to the process of starting up their own business. Let’s Get Started consists of an all-day fair that brings Entrepreneurial students in contact with organizations that are relevant when starting up a business. This year, more 17  organizations and institutions from important areas of the start-up process of a venture will participate in the Let’s Get Started fair. At the same time, several inspiring workshops and guest speakers will provide students with essential entrepreneurial knowledge. The day will end with a pitching contest hosted by ACE and Accenture where startups have the chance to win 5000 euros in consulting hours at Accenture!
No, the event is aiming for students; however, you may be just genuinely interested in entrepreneurship.
Yes of course! The entire event will be held in English !
The event is free! On top of that, you will get one free drink on us with finger food refreshment! However to participate in a workshop you need to subscribe this means that for the workshops the rule full is full applies. For some workshops their is CV selection.
Go to homepage menu and click on ‘Subscribe’. Here you can register for Let’s Get Started 2017. You will receive a confirmation of your registration through e-mail. Read this email carefully as it reminds you of deadlines and important terms and conditions.
It is mandatory to subscribe to attend Let’s Get Started and it is also mandatory to sign up for extra activities such as workshops; however, if you do not wish to attend the workshop contact us and we will assign you spot to someone else and you can enjoy the rest of the event.
We advise you to plan your schedule carefully as it is not possible to change your subscription. If any special circumstances occur, please send an email to
23st of april: For workshops with CV selection
Yes! It will be handy during the networking drinks!
Yes, you can register for multiple activities. Plan your schedule carefully! The entrepreneurial fair will be open the whole afternoon for everybody who registered for the event.
Llease send us an email if you cannot make it to the event to
Send your pitch ideo to and you'll hear from us!
The dress code is business casual.
For travel details to Zuiderkerk go to 'General info' on the homepage and then click Location. Here, detailed travel information to the Zuiderkerk can be found.
For further questions you can always contact the organization of Let’s Get Started. Send an email with your question to



Zuiderkerkhof 72

1011 WB Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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