Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Urban Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Summerschool 2020

During this two week Bootcamp you will learn to develop your entrepreneurial thinking and acting upon it. When you come out on the other end, you will also be armed with a comprehensive toolkit for innovation and leadership. And as a basis we focus on how can you contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Work hard, play hard, the Bootcamp will reveal what your obstacles are. If this is what you want, the Bootcamp is for you!

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During this two week programme you will explore how to identify entrepreneurial opportunities in order to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG). You will learn how you can contribute as leader, be inspirational, work on your personal development, and develop your ideas.

You will be working hard throughout this programme and will be working outside “office hours” as well.

The venue is the Amsterdam Venture Studio’s, the entrepreneurial incubator at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science.

The programme will include:

  1. Interviews with locally and globally operating organisations that are involved in the SDG
  2. A visit to the World Press Photo exhibit in Amsterdam exploring its business opportunities.
  3. Digital collaboration with the Urban Lab of Universitat CaFoscari in Venice Italy.
  4. Various lectures by academics and experts.
  5. Workshops such as visual thinking and opportunity spotting.
  6. Creating a physical manifestation of your idea.

Extended 6 EC version

For students who need 6 EC in order to transfer their course back to their home university we offer an opportunity to acquire an additional 2 ECTS with our special extended version. This means you will attend the two-week course and after finishing the course you will return home and work on the extra assignment under online guidance of one of our lecturers. You can hand-in your assignment up to 4 weeks after the course ends (by e-mail).

At the end of this course you will have a comprehensive toolkit for entrepreneurship and impact.

At the end of the course you will be able to spot entrepreneurial opportunities both at a local and global level in order to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.

The programme consists of three learning outcomes that are designed to help your future career:

  1. You will take a deep dive into the UN SDG, look for how they manifest at a global and local level, and how they relate to one another.
  2. You will experience what innovative entrepreneurship is and how technological innovations influence the creation of new business models
  3. You will learn how you can seize opportunities and how you can organise the process of creating your first prototype.

Mode Short-term
Language of instruction English

6 ECTS - Extended Version

Application deadline

Deadline for application with a guarantee on housing:
1 May 2020

Deadline for application without a guarantee on housing:
1 June 2020

Course level/ Entry requirements

Undergraduate level (from year 2), graduate students, and professionals with a good command of the English language at upper intermediate level   – B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference
You can test your English through the online Cambridge test 

Start/End-date Monday 6 July - Friday 17 July 2020
Study load

Two weeks of lessons, workshops, or group activities from 9:30-17:00, evenings and weekends home-work, project preparations (total 120 hrs.) 

Tuition fee

€ 1,250.00 – for 4 ECTS
€1,645.00 – for 6 ECTS (online coaching for extra assignment)

Discount for students from partner universities and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences € 50.00
Discount for students from EUREKA! partners € 500.00
Type of diploma Certificate Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences Summer School
Type of assessment

4 ECTS version – percentages of total grade
Project 50% (mandatory)
Individual assignment 50% (mandatory)

6 ECTS (extended version) – percentages of total grade
project 40 %
individual assignment 30%
individual assignment (online assignment) 30%


AUAS location Amsterdam Venture Studios, the entrepreneurial (pre-)incubator at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science.
Wibaut building, Wibautstraat 3b, 1091 GH Amsterdam

Housing (options and costs) For more information, please visit our housing webpage.

Gepubliceerd door  Ondernemerschap 5 februari 2020