YES!Delft is hiring a Start-up Trainer (1,0 FTE)

YES!Delft is a start-up incubator that supports entrepreneurs in building and growing technology companies. Over the last 12 years YES!Delft has become one of the leading incubators in the world. YES!Delft offers guidance and support to graduates, scientists, engineers and professionals in their start-up journey. Our programs turn promising technology ideas into solid start-ups and help them grow to successful companies. Entrepreneurs get access to mentors, experts, investors and corporate partners who share their know-how and experience.

YES!Delft Programs

YES!Delft offers multiple start-up programs, based on the process that most, if not all, tech start-ups go through. Discovery Track is a one month program which is based on customer discovery. Wannabe entrepreneurs are drilled in a 4 hour crash course on customer discovery methodology and let loose on a 30 day discovery period. After one month they come back and report their findings.

If results are positive, they will continue towards our Validation Lab: a 12 week part time program for graduates, scientists and (young) professionals with the ambition to start a tech business. Testing their ideas & finding potential customers is the core of the program. Validation Lab is all about finding customers and creating the insight that they are the key to a profitable business.

Once the start-ups have a validated product-market fit they can enrol in our acceleration & incubation programs where the focus is on sales, scaling and funding. The basis of these programs is mentoring, 1 on 1 coaching and small masterclasses on subjects like negotiations, growth hacking or investments.

As Start-up Trainer you will train the entrepreneurs along the entire program of YES!Delft. From customer discovery to investment needs, you will share your knowledge and guide the teams in the right direction. You’ll have interesting and guiding 1-on-1 coaching conversations, and will facilitate group trainings as well. You monitor the path of the start-ups and guide them when necessary. Together with the program coordinators and the other start-up trainers you are responsible for the content of the entire training program of YES!Delft. And finally, you have a crucial role in the YES!Delft ecosystem: you make the right contacts for the teams in the YES!Delft network, referring them to specialists who answer specific questions.


  • You have (at least) a completed WO degree or level obtained through relevant work experience
  • > 4 years’ work experience
  • Strong organizational qualities and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills & a good listener
  • Experience with facilitating groups & giving workshops
  • You are stress-proof and always see opportunities for improvement
  • You are driven & accessible
  • You are a sparring partner for colleagues, starting entrepreneurs, coaches, investors and other people in the YES!Delft network
  • Affinity with start-ups, preferably tech
  • Affinity with lean start-up & business model canvas methodologies
  • Good knowledge of the English language (both speaking and writing)</ul>

We offer you
An inspiring start-up environment where you have the opportunity to develop yourself and implement your ideas. You will work with a driven and ambitious team that goes above and beyond to support start-ups and builds a thriving ecosystem, day-in day-out. YES!Delft offers a unique opportunity to contribute, learn and grow in the world of entrepreneurship.

More information and application procedure
We look forward to receiving your application. Please send your application to: to the attention of Iris Visser before Dec 13, 2017. For questions please contact: Iris Visser (program coordinator) via

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