ADS Summer Startup Event Report
On Friday 23 June, Amsterdam Data Science organised an event focussed on the Data Science Startup Ecosystem in Amsterdam. The event was an opportunity for 18 Amsterdam-based Data Science Startups to pitch to the ADS Meet-up (Academic and Industry) & University student communities (BSc, Master, PhD) with close to 200 attendees.
At the event, chaired by Maarten de Rijke, Professor in Information Retrieval, Informatics Institute (UvA), the Startups in their 2 minute pitches explained to the audience what they do and what they would like from the community: data science expertise, to connect with students for internships, insight on how they might scale-up. Equally, it was a chance for researchers to gain a better knowledge of what setting-up a Startup involves and for industry experts to gain more insight on local Startups.
The Startups were all within 5 years of setting-up and covered diverse fields including applying Data Science in digital food recipes, translating news items, and improving the well-being of cows. The event was followed by a networking session with pizza and drinks. The Startups that pitched were: Flavourspace, BrainCreators, I Hate Statistics, Owlin, Aiir Innovations, ENPICOM, Maxwell, Delph, MyReputationLab, Pacmed, Eccentrade, Crunchr, SEP, Door2doc, Connecterra, Speaksee, ViriCiti, and UserSat.
The ADS Thesis Awards aim to promote excellence in Data Science and AI from students at BSc and Master level. The Awards are open to students from all Amsterdam-based knowledge institutes.
On the 22nd of September LAB42 will host its Grand Opening from 15:00 onwards. LAB42 is an international hub for developing talent in the fields of digital innovation and AI. The building is the result of a partnership between the UvA, the municipality of Amsterdam and the business sector.
The UvA Data Science Centre, part of the University Library, is pleased to host its second yearly Data Science Day on the 13th of October 2022.