Author: Edoardo Repetti

Vacancy: Project Coordinator

ARE YOU READY TO BUILD TOMORROW’S LEADING FIRMS? YES!Delft is hiring a Project Coordinator! (1,0 FTE)

YES!Delft – Building Tomorrow’s Leading Firms

YES!Delft is the start-up incubator that supports entrepreneurs in building and growing technology companies in the Netherlands. Over the last 14 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 services turn promising technology ideas into solid start-ups and help them grow into successful companies. Entrepreneurs get access to mentors, experts, investors and corporate partners who share their know-how and experience. Basically we train entrepreneurs and connect them to the world!

 

You, your mission & the ideal outcome 

Your mission is to coordinate the programs that we offer startups, the different projects we offer corporates and to assist with a diverse range of events. This job is very much on the organizational as well as on the operational part. Because this job brings such diversity, you will work very closely with the entire team. In short: you are a true project coordinator! 

You breath Scrum & to-do lists like it is oxygen. You are the person who makes a to-do list when they go on vacation, go grocery shopping or when you’re redecorating your home. As we are running three separate startup services (with different timelines, planning, people, and needs) and are offering corporate projects as well, structure should be your middle name. Ideally, you have a few years’ experience within a similar position (office manager, event manager, PMO, etc) and you are able to show you are flexible, you can handle large quantities of email and are able to set priorities. Life at YES!Delft is a rollercoaster, therefore it is important that you have a flexible attitude in general. You are a real team player and don’t mind working flexible hours as some of our programs and events are during evenings.

 

Competences:

  • A true multitasker 
  • You are solution-oriented and proactive
  • You can show you know how to organize large events & programs and you have a representative image
  • You are able to make fast connections and introductions 
  • Work structured, organized and well-planned

 

Job requirements:

  • You have a completed HBO education (for example in the direction of office management, facility management or events) or have obtained this level through work experience
  • In addition, you have at least two to five years of relevant work experience
  • Proficient in both spoken and written Dutch and English 

 

We offer you

An inspiring start-up environment where you have the opportunity to develop yourself and where you are able to implement your ideas and improve programs wherever you see fit. 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 truly unique opportunity to contribute, learn and grow in the world of tech-entrepreneurship.

 

More information and application procedure 

We look forward to your application. Please send your CV and motivation letter in English to: noor@yesdelft.nl to the attention of Noor Figdor before November 25 (17:00), 2019. For questions please contact: Laura de Meij (project coordinator) via laura@yesdelft.nl or Noor Figdor via noor@yesdelft.nl.

Vacancy: Program Manager

ARE YOU READY TO BUILD TOMORROW’S LEADING FIRMS? YES!Delft is hiring a Program Manager! (1,0 FTE)

YES!Delft – Building Tomorrow’s Leading Firms

YES!Delft is the startup incubator that supports entrepreneurs in building and growing technology companies in the Netherlands. Over the last 14 years YES!Delft has become one of the leading incubators in the world. YES!Delft offers distinctive services to graduates, scientists, engineers, professionals and corporates in their start-up journey. Our services turn promising technology ideas into solid startups and help them grow into successful companies. Entrepreneurs get access to mentors, experts, investors and corporate partners who share their know-how and experience. Basically, we support entrepreneurs and connect them to the world!

Your Mission
As Program Manager, you need to be able to train entrepreneurs through the entire lifecycle of their startup. From customer discovery to investment needs, you are able to share your knowledge and guide the teams in the right direction. You are able to facilitate a group training, and you are able to have interesting and guiding 1 on 1 coaching conversations as well. 

You will manage at least one of our focus areas (geared towards Government). Together with the program team you are responsible for the content of the entire training program of YES!Delft and are responsible for the management of all involved stakeholders (mentors, municipalities, startups, ministeries, etc). And finally: you have a crucial role in building the YES!Delft-The Hague ecosystem: you are able to link the right contacts for all the start-ups and people in the YES!Delft network. 

YES!Delft Services

YES!Delft offers multiple services, based on the process most, if not all, startups go through:

  • Validation Lab: a 10-week part-time program for graduates, scientists and (young) professionals with the ambition to start a tech business. 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 apply to our incubator where the focus is on funding, team & personal development. The basis of these programs is mentoring, 1 on 1 coaching and masterclasses on subjects like personal development, company culture, negotiations, growth hacking or investments. 
  • We also run corporate and/or government programs focused on education, ideation and commercial & technical validation of (corporate) innovations. 

You

  • Have (at least) a completed WO degree or level obtained through relevant work experience
  • 5-10 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 and experience with start-ups, building ecosystems & government
  • Affinity with lean start-up, business modeling & scaling methodologies
  • Good knowledge of the Dutch & English language (both speaking and writing)


We offer you
The largest tech start-up ecosystem in Europe where you have the opportunity to develop yourself and implement your own ideas. We value an entrepreneurial attitude and hand you the opportunity to develop your own programs & focus areas. Being actively involved in the development of dozens of inspiring, disruptive innovations and work with smart, ambitious and successful entrepreneurs. 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 your application. Please send your application (CV and motivation letter in English) to: robertjan@yesdelft.nl to the attention of Robert Jan van Vugt before November 24th 17:00. On Monday the 25th we will select the candidates for the first round of interviews. The first round will be on November 26th and November 27th. For questions please contact: Robert Jan van Vugt (operational director) via robertjan@yesdelft.nl

YES!Delft among the top 5 business incubators in the world

Tech incubator YES!Delft has, again, secured a spot in the top 5 of the UBI Global ranking of the world’s best university incubators. YES!Delft sees this as recognition for the excellent work it does for startups and scaleups. Earlier this year, YES!Delft introduced the incubator 4.0: a new concept to provide startups with everything they need in their lifecycle.

 

The new YES!Delft incubator 4.0 supports tech startups in all phases of their business and consists of four parts. Through YES!Talents entrepreneurs find a co-founder or talented team members. For suitable financing and advice to keep their startup financially healthy, they can use the YES!Funded service. WithYES!Programs YES!Delft also offers customised expertise and knowledge from experts and practitioners in areas such as market validation, sales, corporate finance, marketing, intellectual property and personal and professional development. Finally, the incubator 4.0 programme offers access to the YES!Delft ecosystem consisting of corporate partners, fieldlabs, investors and launching customers.

 

Evert Jaap Lugt, Managing Director at YES!Delft is excited about the incubator 4.0 concept: “This new development is in line with our mission to build an ecosystem that allows tech startups to become the leading companies of the future. Our growing network of companies that are joining that ecosystem is an important part of the development.”

 

 

In addition to the incubator 4.0, YES!Delft started a new initiative this year to solve problems of corporates by using startup and validation methodologies: Innocubes. Innocubes has everything it takes to enable companies to rapidly find innovative solutions to their challenges: from formulating an innovation strategy to developing and implementing customised technologies. The first collaborations between corporates and startups have been established. For example, Tata Steel has started a pilot with YES!Delft startup WarpVR. Together they develop virtual reality training courses that are able to train groups of up to 2000 employees.

 

Lugt: “Innocubes offers tech startups a unique way to test their technology on a large scale in real life. By continuing our development, we keep our quality high. This spot in the top 5 of the UBI Global ranking is a clear international recognition of that quality.”

 

UBI Global is a Swedish-based intelligence company and community, known for high-quality intelligence, assessment and mapping of business incubation. The top lists of business incubators as assessed in their World Benchmark Study 2019-2020 were released at the World Incubation Summit in Qatar.

About YES!Delft – building tomorrow’s leading firms

YES!Delft, founded in 2005, has become one of the most successful startup incubators in the world. With the concept of incubator 4.0, YES!Delft offers tech startups comprehensive services that cover all facets of entrepreneurship. Over 200 startups have access to the unique YES!Delft ecosystem of mentors, experts, investors and corporate partners. YES!Delft offers eight focus areas, including aviation, cleantech, robotics and medtech. The startups in the office in The Hague focus on digital technology, in particular artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Vacancy: Freelance Event Coordinator

ARE YOU READY TO BUILD TOMORROW’S LEADING FIRMS? YES!Delft is hiring a Digital Marketing Coordinator! (0,8-1,0 FTE)

YES!Delft – Building Tomorrow’s Leading Firms

YES!Delft is the startup incubator that supports entrepreneurs in building and growing technology companies in the Netherlands. Over the last 14 years YES!Delft has become one of the leading incubators in the world. YES!Delft offers guidance and support to graduates, scientists, engineers and corporate professionals in their entrepreneurial journey. Our services turn promising tech-ideas into solid startups and help them grow into successful companies. Entrepreneurs get access to mentors, experts, investors and corporate partners who share their know-how and experience. Basically, we support entrepreneurs and connect them to the world!

Your mission & the ideal outcome

Are you a highly energetic, starting event organizer that’s looking to grow and make a massive impact in the startup scene? We are looking for someone proactive and creative who’s motivated to coordinate some of the biggest events in the YES!Delft startup community.

As the event coordinator, you will collaborate closely with our Events Manager to make sure that all events are organized smoothly. You make sure that visitors of YES!Delft events get a unique experience every time they enter the building!

Your activities will include (but are definitely not limited to-) brainstorming and executing new event concepts from A to Z, actively involve the YES!Delft startup community in events, keep track of budgeting, planning, administration and last but not least: making sure that our entire community knows about the fantastic events that are coming up.

About our events

Next to our services (startup programs, funding/recruitment advice, etc) for entrepreneurs, we actively organize big and small scale events to facilitate the connection between our startup ecosystem and our startup founders to accelerate innovation. To get a glimpse of some of our events, go to our YouTube channel and check out some after movies. Examples are: Meet the Startups, the Grand opening of YES!Delft’s second location in The Hague and the Shell Gamechanger Hackweek.

Your profile:
  • Available to work full-time on a freelance basis, with the possibility of receiving a year contract;  
  • 0-2 years of work experience, at minimum a bachelor’s degree (any major), and looking to grow fast!
  • Experience in events is a plus, but most importantly you’re willing to go the extra mile and get the job done;
  • High in energy;
  • Strong communicative and organizational skills;
  • Strong sense of ownership and determinate;
  • Thrives under time pressure;
  • Fluent in both spoken and written Dutch and English/
Job requirements:
  • You have a completed WO education or have obtained this level through work experience, preferably in communications, marketing or similar. 
  • In addition, you have two to three years of relevant work experience
  • Proficient in both spoken and written Dutch and English
We offer you

A world-class incubator: an inspiring startup environment where you have the opportunity to develop your network and where you can implement your ideas and improve programs wherever you see fit. You will work with a driven and ambitious team that goes above and beyond to support startups and builds a thriving ecosystem: a day in, day out.  YES!Delft offers a truly unique opportunity to contribute, learn and grow in the world of tech entrepreneurship.

More information and application procedure

We look forward to your application (CV and motivation letter in English). Please send your application to: pablo@yesdelft.nl to the attention of Pablo Benéitez before November 18th (17:00). For questions please contact Pablo Benéitez via pablo@yesdelft.nl.

Vacancy: Digital Marketing Coordinator

ARE YOU READY TO BUILD TOMORROW’S LEADING FIRMS? YES!Delft is hiring a Digital Marketing Coordinator! (0,8-1,0 FTE)

YES!Delft – Building Tomorrow’s Leading Firms

YES!Delft is the startup incubator that supports entrepreneurs in building and growing technology companies in the Netherlands. Over the last 14 years YES!Delft has become one of the leading incubators in the world. YES!Delft offers guidance and support to graduates, scientists, engineers and corporate professionals in their entrepreneurial journey. Our services turn promising tech-ideas into solid startups and help them grow into successful companies. Entrepreneurs get access to mentors, experts, investors and corporate partners who share their know-how and experience. Basically, we support entrepreneurs and connect them to the world!

Your mission & the ideal outcome

Your mission is to communicate our services, our projects and our results to the world, very specifically to everyone who is interested in what we are doing and who would like to join our community. This communication role will be linking all our different departments. From our funding & talent offerings to our service to corporate partners. From communicating to entrepreneurial students to making CEOs enthusiastic for a new innovation process in their corporate, it’s all part of this job.
We’re satisfied when our offline and online communities grow. When people approach us and know what we are doing, and more importantly why we are doing it. You are working within the marketing team and we expect a certain amount of independence and experience with project management.

Competences:
  • Knowledge of and skilled in coordinating several social media channels 
  • Able to work on a strategy for our (social) media channels and able to understand marketing strategies
  • Skilled in email marketing
  • Able to edit and implement websites 
  • Able to write press releases and communicate them
  • Skilled at SEO and Google & Facebook ads
  • Able to work with Mailchimp, WordPress, Hootsuite and MS Office
  • Skilled in Adobe suite is a big plus! 
  • Work structured, organized and well-planned
  • A love for technology & startups and the possible impact of those on society
Job requirements:
  • You have a completed WO education or have obtained this level through work experience, preferably in communications, marketing or similar. 
  • In addition, you have two to three years of relevant work experience
  • Proficient in both spoken and written Dutch and English
We offer you

An inspiring startup environment where you have the opportunity to develop yourself and where you are able to implement your ideas and improve our offerings wherever you see fit. You will work with a driven and ambitious team that goes above and beyond to support startups and builds a thriving ecosystem, day-in-day-out. YES!Delft offers a truly unique opportunity to contribute, learn and grow in the world of tech-entrepreneurship.

More information and application procedure

We look forward to your application. Please send your application to: edoardo@yesdelft.nl to the attention of Edoardo Repetti before November 15th (17:00). Keep a slot open on 18 or 19 November for interviews. For questions please contact: Edoardo Repetti via edoardo@yesdelft.nl.

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