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Antler Startup Competition Final


On ADE Thursday the first edition of the Antler startup-competition will come to a close during a grand finale on the ADE Pro stage at Felix Meritis. Selected from more than 100 applications of companies operating in the field of music & entertainment, the five most innovative finalists will be competing for an investment of at least EUR 100.000 by global early-stage venture capital investor Antler. After presenting and demoing their businesses, the jury consisting of investing experts will decide who gets to take home the main prize.

ADE believes that by empowering those innovators and visionaries, and helping them to learn from and connect with the best in the industry; it creates a foundation for the development of world-changing ideas of the future.


The Expert Jury:

- John Acquaviva (Plus8Equity, famous DJ, ex Beatport, and much more)
- Ellie McNeil (COO at Audionamix, the last winner of 2019 at ADEs companies to watch)
- John Bonten (Angel investor, tech expert, scaled Spotify)
- Saskia van de Ende (Director at Antler, the partner of ADE in hosting the competition)

Felix Meritis

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+ Year round access to ADE Pro's networking platform & database
+ Join dedicated networking events and sessions
+ Access to all official ADE Business Hubs
+ Access to the complete festival program (limited capacity at venues)
+ Access to the Arts & Culture program (limited capacity at venues)
+ Receive the official ADE x G-Star RAW 2022 backpack

We are excited to have the conference back in person this year. The ADE conference locations are Felix Meritis, Huis Vasari (Vrije Academie), and Fosbury & Sons.

Our conferences are accessible for all ages in general. Do note that when alcoholic beverages are served, access can be denied.

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