During the third edition of the ASC; Techleap, Universities of the Netherlands, AcTI, NFU, THRIVE Institute and the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate, were looking for the most promising academic startups in the Netherlands. The Academic Startup Competition looks for startup companies that are linked to the world of academia. We provide a stage for academic entrepreneurs from all fields. Leading from deep-tech to SDG-focused, to social startups.
The ASC aims to valorize academic startups in their respective fields, whilst also wanting to connect them with startups from other fields. Sharing skills, knowledge and expertise is why we want to include various and diverse organizations into our network. We do this by giving national and international recognition to academic startups that provide innovative solutions to global challenges.
This year’s grand prize, the tailor-made business trip to the USA, is the optimal way of connecting the Dutch and American startup ecosystems, which are among the two highest-ranked in the worl