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Top-10 Startup Success Stories: February

Another month full of highlights, developments and news from our incubator. We have collected the top-10 succes stories for you in this article. Enjoy reading!

1. Talent overview and best entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Netherlands

This year’s Talent overview in FD contains at least 10 people from our ecosystem! We are so proud to have so much young talent around. The fact that our region is rated the best Entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Netherlands by Universiteit Utrecht and Birch Consultants shows that we have a strong network to build on!

2. Whiffle

Whiffle secures €3 million to accelerate energy transition with revolutionary weather model. The capital injection is financed by impact investors SHIFT Invest and ENERGIIQ. Read more about this news in this link and find a nice video in this LinkedIn post. 

Whiffle’s highly advanced weather model makes renewable energy production more predictable. The technology is of great value to the energy sector because better forecasts reduce the costs of weather risks. 

3. Gerrard Street

Headphones with a lifetime service guarantee, if something breaks it can be fixed. A sustainable, circular solution that prevents unnecessary waste. Musicians of the Metropole Orchestra have chosen these durable and comfortable headphones for their live performance on stage and in the studio. Gerrard Street is very proud and launched a limited edition, 30% of the sales of these headphones will be donated to the Metropole Orchestra. Read more in this post and the site of the Metropole Orchestra.

4. Hardt Hyperloop

Scale-up Hardt Hyperloop is growing and decided to move to a new building in Rotterdam. They are moving into an 800m2 space, which is twice as big as the current location. Hardt is also building an Experience Centre there, where in addition to experiencing the hyperloop, there will also be room for co-creation between the business community, knowledge institutes and the government for the further development of the hyperloop. The full story can be found on their website and this LinkedIn post from one of the founders.  

Hardt Hyperloop is involved in The Hyperconnected Europe initiative. The goals of the initiative are to explore various aspects of the future European hyperloop network, such as its layout, passenger and cargo services, stations, and impact on Europe’s sustainability goals. Read more about this initiative here or watch the video. On February 21st they revealed the design for the partners and on the 23rd for the general public. 

5. Manometric

Manometric has also recently moved to a larger facility in The Hague. YES!Delft awarded them with the Scale-up of the year award because of the growth they have shown in the past years. Their team expanded to 25 people in the last four years and is still growing. See their vacancies here. Recently the team partnered up with Maikel Lobbezoo and Jim van Eeden, through UNETI Labs and the Atomico Angel Programme. More information on that news can be read here.

6. Tarnoc

Tarnoc delivered a pilot in a home in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. This is the first home in a pilot of 8 houses that will receive Tarnocs all-electric turbine heat pump. These products allow a fast transition from gas to electricity. The product fits in the same place as the original product and does not require any additional units outside of the house. The pilot is done together with De WarmteWissel. Read more information in this post.

7. Circularise

Circularise communicated they are partnering up with BEC GmbH, Grundfos, Minviro and REIA to lead a three-year innovation project. This project will help companies improve the transparency and sustainability of their supply chains when it comes to critical and rare earth materials. The company is growing and looking for more team members. They have been selected as a finalist of the Grand Prix ACF AutoTech. The Finals are on April 14th and can be attended online. They have also been selected in the second cohort of ENECHANGE Insight Ventures!

8. Nature’s Principles

SHIFT Invest and Jeroen van Rotterdam have announced they are investing in Nature’s Principles, see this post on LinkedIn. The investment will be used to expand the team and to test a larger scale pilot production. Check out the vacancies for open positions.

9. SOLHO

SOLHO develops solar off-grid energy systems to power horticultural projects, enabling unparalleled growth opportunities for greenhouse manufacturers. They are developing valuable local partnerships in the MENA region to boost solar thermal projects. Earlier this year they were selected among the four finalists in the global startup competition “Get in the ring” at the Dubai expo.

10. Sense Glove

TNO has created a Haptic Bimanual Telexistence System using SenseGlove DK1. The system enables the operator to interact with the environment many miles away by touching and feeling remote objects with the robotic arms. 

Thanks to force-feedback technology the operator gets to feel what the robot “feels”, experiencing the size and density of the remote objects. This concept could help military personnel and emergency services to safely undertake dangerous tasks. Read more in their LinkedIn post.  Sense Glove is listed as one of the Best Haptic VR devices 2022 by XR Today.

Next month the new Accelerator program will start again and we will present a new batch of startups to you after the 10th of March.

 

 

 

 

 

Awards 2021

YES!Delft Awards 2021: these are the winners!

In 2021 we continued to get used to online meetings, bump fists instead of shaking hands, and work from home where possible. We are proud of all startups in our ecosystem and would like to continue the tradition of the YES!Delft Awards to show our appreciation for the perseverance, endurance, and energy that everyone put into their company. 

This year’s categories are:
– Rookie of the Year
– Rising Star
– Scaleup of the Year
– Best Promo Campaign

Reliq

Reliq won the Rookie of the year award 2021! The three co-founders, Michele, Kyriakos and Zois joined the Validation lab and the Accelerator Program at YES!Delft. They were surprised they won this award as they are still building their first product. They design hardware that helps audio professionals to save cable-management time and discover new creative possibilities.
The team indicated that they are very happy they joined YES!Delft because it enabled them to meet many inspiring people who helped them get access to funding, find a way to build a plan and business profile, and broaden their network. Keep an eye on their website this year and follow their entrepreneurial journey!

Reliq

Venturi

The future of sustainable air travel is electric! Venturi’s mission is to enable 100% sustainable regional air travel and improve airlines flight operating costs. They recently unveiled the design of their Echelon 01 electric aircraft during an event at airport Teuge. The design of their first aircraft accommodates no less than 44 passengers. The next stage of the development is the conceptual design. Recently Venturi announced their partnership with Airborne on the joint engineering of low-capex manufacturing processes for flexible, lightweight airframe components and structures. 

With that, they will also look to expand their team. Check out the vacancies on their website. This rising start is a company to keep an eye on going forward! YES!Delft awarded Venturi with the Rising Star Award 2021! 

Manometric

Manometric’s mission is to transform orthoses and prosthetics from necessities to products people love to wear. Over the last four years, their company has grown to a diverse team of 25 people – from software engineers to orthopedic technicians. They started in a shared office at YES!Delft after joining the Accelerator Program. Recently they moved to a new office in The Hague where they could have everything under one roof and provide a pleasant environment for patients. We awarded them with the Scale-up of the Year award 2021! 

In 2021 they received funding from NextGen and InnovationQuarter, which allowed them to optimise their production process and hire the best people. Pieter mentioned that a great team is essential to their organisation. His advice to entrepreneurial graduates with the ambition to start their own company is to start their career at a startup. It’s the best learning school – a steep learning curve and unique opportunities to grow into leadership positions. Manometric is also looking for additional team members! Check out the vacancies on their website and the YES!Delft startup jobs!

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Technical Innovation Expert

VACANCY: YES!Delft is looking for a Technical Innovation Expert

Are you ready to build tomorrow’s leading firms?

YES!Delft is hiring a Technical Innovation Expert (1,0 FTE)

ABOUT YES!DELFT

Over the last 17 years YES!Delft has become one of the leading startup incubators in the world! We support entrepreneurs in building and growing technology companies in the Netherlands, and we are the birthplace of companies such as Epyon, Ampelman, Nightbalance, Somnox and Parkbee. 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 start-ups and help them grow into successful companies. We support entrepreneurs and connect them to the world! Besides that, we also help corporates with their innovation challenges, both strategically and technically.

Your Role

You will work as a Technical Innovation expert within our Innocubes team, responsible for all our corporate & government offerings. Your role is to help solve problems with innovative approaches and new technologies. As a Technical Innovation Expert, you are analysing corporate & government issues – you are enabling the synergies between corporate innovation and cutting-edge solutions. The focus is to find solutions for their challenges that are scalable and affordable. You can do this by connecting with startups inside our ecosystem and beyond or following our well-proven innovation & development processes. It will require both broad and deep technical knowledge and insight applying the technology.

Ideally, you are familiar with innovations and state of the art technology in multiple domains of technology. You have hands-on development experience in more than one area, e.g. you have done both software development and projects in chemistry, or have a background in both machine learning and materials science. As we always have more than one project running simultaneously, you can juggle many projects simultaneously without dropping the ball. Understanding business cases and entrepreneurship is a valuable asset. If you have worked at or previously co-founded a startup you might be our dream candidate. 

Competences
  • A love for technology, startups, 
  • You are solution-oriented, pro-active, flexible and a real team player,
  • You are able to determine what resources are needed to complete a job,
  • You know what it takes to build experimental setups and/or prototypes,
  • You are broadly multidisciplinary as an engineer and can transfer concepts from one domain to another,
  • You are communicative and capable of translating complex concepts to anyone,
  • Work structured, organized and well-planned,
  • Able to work in a high pace environment. 
Job requirements
  • You have a completed WO education in technical field or have obtained this level through work experience
  • You have at least 4 to 7 years of relevant work experience
  •  Proficient in both spoken and written Dutch and English
Nice to have
  • You have (co)founded a start-up.
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 our programs wherever you see fit. You will work with a driven and ambitious team that goes above and beyond to solve a broad variety of problems. YES!Delft offers a truly unique opportunity to contribute, learn and grow in the world of tech-entrepreneurship. We offer you a one-year full-time contract or the option for a Freelance (ZZP) structure.

More information and application procedure

We look forward to onboard you as soon as possible! Please fill out the form in the button below and upload your CV.

For questions please contact David at david@yesdelft.nl

We are hiring Director

VACANCY: YES!Delft is looking for a Director (Rotterdam)

BUILDING TOMORROW’S LEADING FIRMS

DIRECTOR – YES!Delft Rotterdam (0,8 – 1,0 FTE)

Do you have substantial experience in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship? Are you a natural leader and looking to make an impact and accelerate the growth of the biggest technical incubator in the Netherlands? You have a chance to control and oversee all business operations, people and ventures in our Rotterdam hub!  Join YES!Delft as Director (Rotterdam).

ABOUT YES!DELFT 

YES!Delft is a startup incubator that supports entrepreneurs in building and growing technology companies in the Netherlands. Over the last 17 years YES!Delft has become one of the leading incubators in the world. Our services turn promising tech ideas into solid startups and help them grow into successful companies.

YES!Delft has three offices, our head office is in Delft, a hub in The Hague and our new office in Rotterdam.

OUR VALUES
  • We are entrepreneurial professionals with an undeniable sense of ownership.
  • We support entrepreneurs who work with disruptive technologies to create a lasting impact on the world.
  • We value and grow a diverse community to drive innovation.
MISSION AND IDEAL OUTCOME

As Director (Rotterdam), your mission is to lead YES!Delft in building a strong presence in Rotterdam and on the EUR campus. In this role, you will work closely with the YES!Delft team in Delft and The Hague and the team of Erasmus Enterprise to further advance innovation and entrepreneurship on the EUR campus. An important objective is to spark initiatives between TU Delft and Erasmus University students, resulting in diverse and optimal startup teams. In addition, you will be responsible for the P&L of the YESDelft! Rotterdam entity with revenue streams in corporate/government projects.

YOU WILL
  • Develop and execute strategy for Y!D Rotterdam,
  • Lead YD! Rotterdam into the next phase of growth; reconsidering portfolio and scaling the organisation,
  • Manage and further develop YES!Delft Impactlab,
  • Manage and develop the Social-Tech domain,
  • Strengthen the team and oversee future growth,
  • Play a proactive role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem,
  • Manage the relationship with Erasmus Enterprise and other internal and external stakeholders.
YOU ARE
  • Passionate for innovation. Have knowledge of innovation curriculum; entrepreneurial growth; and essentials in funding,
  • Proven management skills: team motivator, mentor for talent,
  • Capable of dealing with a wide range of stakeholders: including governments, academia, entrepreneurs,
  • Team player and appreciative of the Rotterdam can-do mentality and culture.
REQUIREMENTS 
  • Higher education (Academic or polytechnic Master) degree; Technical background or experience is preferred,
  • Entrepreneurial experience either in own business or directly involved in the academic or corporate startup and innovation domain,
  • Track-record in working with professional service providers,
  • Deep understanding of key company drivers and related KPI reporting.
WE OFFER 
  • A competitive salary and benefits,
  • Participation in a pension scheme,
  • Challenging role in a fast-paced environment,
  • An outstanding, ambitious and hardworking team of exceptional people,
  • Potential to bring own initiatives, make adjustments and have an influence to drive change,
  • An innovative environment.

The salary depends on your experience and expertise and will be in the range of €70k – €80k (for a 0,8 – 1,0fte employment).

More information and application procedure

We are looking forward to onboarding you as soon as possible!

Please submit your CV and motivation letter through this link:
https://yes-delft.typeform.com/to/zjLXorbG or use the button below.

For questions, please contact: Polina Kuzheleva via polina@yesdelft.nl

Wolter Wefers Bettink

Wolter Wefers Bettink: Look out for the sharks

After a successful career of 28 years as a lawyer and partner at various renowned law firms, Wolter Wefers Bettink decided to dedicate a day per week to advising startups on topics like intellectual property, negotiating, dealing with conflicts and other legal matters. 

As a partner at Houthoff in 2012, he initiated a program providing legal support to startup companies. The main driver was the realisation that startups often do not have their legal matters adequately set up, which may only become apparent when an investor conducts due diligence. At the age of 62, he retired at Houthoff, and it was Duke Urbanik (Entrepreneur in Residence) who convinced him to join YES!Delft as a Legal Counsel in Residence in 2015.

Intellectual Property

At YES!Delft Wolter could advise founders to set things up correctly from the start instead of stepping in when things had already gone wrong. “IP is key”, Wolter says. “In Delft, there are two major IP areas of importance: Patents on technical inventions and software copyright. It is important to be informed about the possibilities and the consequences for various scenarios.”

Most of the time, startups start with a couple of founders that have an idea (often they are friends), they set up an organisation and start working together. If, after some time, one of the founders decides to leave and start a new adventure and nothing was agreed on intellectual property or copyright, this may create a severe hazard to the organisation. What if the person leaving takes their contribution with them to a new organisation?

It is gratifying to give startups the information they need at the right time

Over the past seven years, Wolter has seen many companies spread their wings and fly. He is proud and happy to have contributed to the success of these startups. “It is gratifying to give startups the information they need at the right time,” Wolter says. He has seen some successful companies from close by that started with a group of students, like, for example, Swapfiets. They began in 2015 and have grown into 1500 employees in four different countries, taken over by Pon in 2019. Another example Wolter has advised from the start is ParkBee, a company that quickly grew out of the YES!Delft facilities and is now scaling up internationally.

“It is important that entrepreneurs are correctly informed about their rights concerning Intellectual Property and patents. Lack of appropriate information about their rights could result in contracts they regret later. In 2020 a new regulation was created by VSNU and NFU, which calls for transparency and fair dealings with (student-)entrepreneurs,” Wolter says. “Another important element is the fact that master students have the right to request an embargo for their thesis. Thereby, they have the opportunity to apply for a patent for an invention made in the master phase, before the information becomes public.” The same applies to agreements startup founders make with clients in the case of a pilot.

A network is an essential benefit

Sometimes startups deal with issues that are too complex to discuss in a couple of hours or they require specific expertise. In these cases, Wolter referred the startups to lawyers, patent attorneys or civil law notaries in his network that could help. This network is an essential benefit of the Entrepreneurs in Residence at YES!Delft. Wolter is realistic about networks too and says: “My network watered down a bit”.

In 2019 he realised it was essential to add legal expertise in investments, shareholders agreements and financing, and he introduced Philip van Verschuer, a former partner at Loyens & Loeff. Philip is continuing his work as Legal Counsel in Residence at YES!Delft. To make up for Wolter’s departure, YES!Delft is partnering with several law firms, where startups can purchase legal advice on contracts and IP at reasonable rates. Another positive development he has seen over the years is that YES!Delft is currently more focused on funding, which is crucial for startups.

What is the best advice for young entrepreneurs thinking of starting a company?

Wolter indicates that the most crucial element is creating a team of good people who click together. This is one of the reasons that part of the YES!Delft Accelerator program focuses on team analysis.

In addition to this, it is essential to have endurance and resilience to keep going. There will be rough moments in the entrepreneurial journey, and persistence will pull you thru.

Furthermore, you should be able to make the right decisions at the right time. This sometimes means you need to say goodbye to people who are not a good fit for your organisation, or develop a new product when there is no market for the original one.

And last but not least: Look out for the sharks! Become streetwise and do not agree to any binding contracts with people with different intentions.

After seven years, we say goodbye to Wolter. We are very thankful for all the energy Wolter put into our startups. Looking ahead into the future, Wolter indicated he would like to stay active and spend more time with his family. He will also remain active as a mediator in his own company Wefers Bettink, perhaps do some writing and give legal advice to startups if requested. There will undoubtedly be interesting new challenges on his path!

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Editorial note: If you would like to find more information about Intellectual property and the legal position for TU Delft students, visit: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/student/legal-position/intellectual-property

Do you want to see who and what can help you in your way to startup? Then visit the TU Delft Campus website to find an overview of the several programmes, events and parties.

Do you have a startup and would you like to enter our incubator, join our Validation Lab or Accelerator Program and meet our Entrepreneurs in Residence.

 

Top 10 Startup Success Stories: January

2022 started in lockdown again, but that did not hold our startups back. Some visited CES2022 in Las Vegas and presented their technology on television; others got seed funding or were nominated for an award. In this article, you will find all the highlights for January.

1. Venturi

Venturi electric aircraft

The Venturi team has revealed the design of the Echelon One, an electric commuter aircraft. This aircraft can transport 44 people at a distance of up to 550km. Will this be the future of sustainable travel? After the unveiling event, the press responded with lots of articles. Volkskrant wrote about the event in this article. You can see an animation of the design of the Echelon One here. How do we envision aviation in the future? You can read and hear about it at BNR Nieuwsradio. A sneak peek preview of the future by Maarten Steinbuch writes about future mobility.

Our YES!Funded team is assisting them in the first investment round of 3.75 million euros that will allow them to move on to the next stage of the development: conceptual design. Dutch-shape will help Venturi develop the plane, read more here.

We interviewed Jan Willem Heinen to find out more about the story behind Venturi.

READ THE STARTUP STORY

2. Nowi

The year 2022 started with a visit to Las Vegas for the founders of Nowi. They were a CES 2022 Innovation Award honoree and presented their technology as part of the Dutch delegation. In addition to that, they released information about their partnership with Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT (Internet of Things) communication service provider. Their CEO Simon van der Jagt explains why Nowi was created, how our Energy Harvesting technology works and why it is a credible solution to reduce e-waste in this interesting Dutch article from Het Financieele Dagblad. They are a company to keep an eye out for as TU Delft Campus put in on LinkedIn. The company is growing; they recently hired a CTO and are looking for more people to join the team! Also, check out their open innovation program.

3. Feedback Fruits

Dutch EdTech scale-up FeedbackFruits wins two awards at “The educational Oscars”. Selected from over 1100 submissions for the Reimagine Education Awards 2021, the company succeeded in two categories. FeedbackFruits won the Gold Award in the ‘E-Learning’ category for their active learning Tool Suite and the ‘Artificial Intelligence’ category for their Automated Feedback tool. Read more about it in this article. And this interview with CEO Ewoud de Kok on Silicon Canals. They are mentioned by Cornell University as one of the successful teaching technologies that help instructors build collaboration in online learning. This month they also released an update of their product!

4. Tective

This startup joined the YES!Delft Accelerator Program in the fall of 2021 and appeared in this article from AD. They started testing their technology at a farm in Reusel. Their mini drone airport is set up to gather precision data on the crops during the growing season.

This data eTective drone airport at a farmnables the farmer (van den Borne – see image ) to dose the pesticide more precisely, reduce costs and reduce the impact on the environment. At the same time, the National Technology Project SPEAR started, cooperation with Delft Dynamics, Avalor AI and TNO to develop an unmanned aerial system with the SkyHive. The SkyHive is developed in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Army and is now used in multiple use cases such as agriculture. More information on this project can be found on the Tective website.

5. Momomedical

Menno Gravemaker experienced the power of networking. In this article, you can read all about his experience in the USA where he temporarily moved to expand his business. Now back in Delft, he mentioned to TU Delft Campus: “We aim to grow in the US and the Netherlands and become 4 to 5 times as large in the coming year.” Read more in this LinkedIn post.

6. Unpluq

Unpluq team with mobile phone showing the Unpluq app

In 2021 Unpluq saved more than 6200 hours of screen time, increased the number of users by 662% and expanded internationally. In this LinkedIn post, you can find more statistics. Bright tested the tool; see this article in the RTL Nieuws Tech section.

We interviewed Unpluq to find out more about their entrepreneurial journey.

READ THE STARTUP STORY

7. VideowindoW

Projection on window from Videowindow

At CES 2022, VideowindoW managed to get noticed by FOX Business TV – see the broadcast In this link! Great exposure for this promising technology. MT/Sprout also wrote about the CES2022 and mentioned VideowindoW. After receiving the ‘CES Innovation Award,’ they are also considered best of innovation in the category ‘Smart Cities’.

8. XO Sight

MT/Sprout nominated XO Sight for the startup of the year award! They wrote this article about XO Sight. You can vote for them at this link: Vote for Startup of the Year

9. Loop

After winning the Philips Innovation Award, Loop got in touch with Graduate Entrepreneur. The result of this connection is a pre-seed investment! Well done Loop! Read more in this Linkedin post. MT/Sprout also nominated Loop for the startup of the year award; see this link: Vote for Startup of the Year (mtsprout.nl) TU Delft Campus recently wrote this article about Loop.

10. Nature’s Principles

Nature's Priciples

Nature’s Principles joined YES!Delft in the fall of 2021 and have entered the Accelerator Program with us. In this article from TU Delft Campus, you can read more about their experiences. In May last year, they were also interviewed by TU Delft Campus; you can find that here. Last month they hired their first employee! This month they raised €500k to develop a new, more sustainable lactic acid production process, read the full article here!

 

 

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TOP-10 Success Stories December

Top 10 Startup Success Stories: December

Our startups and scale-ups have celebrated lots of successes in this last month of 2021. New measures against the pandemic are forcing everyone to reduce contact, however we continue to do business, receive funding, expand teams and win pilots!

Good news for all startups is that the InnovationQuarter’s own fund – IQCapital – will be expanded with € 63.6 million to a total size of € 140 million. Read more about this here: € 64 mln for IQCapital at fund expansion

1. DuckDuckGoose

DuckDuckGoose, one of our latest Accelerator Batch startups is featured in the AD with an interview. They are a deepfake detection startup on a mission to create a digital environment where we can still believe what we perceive.

2. ADI

Agridata Innovations (ADI) has been awarded 3 stars in the domain of Sensing & Data Collection 🌱on the Tech50 during the Hillenraad Tech50 event. Read more in this post on LinkedIN. See a video of the event here. Did you know ADI is also looking for new colleagues? Check out their vacancies on our talent list.

3. BBBLS

BBBLS receives € 1,2 M EU Funding to build an Energy Saving Greenhouse for Koppert Cress, read more on this website and this article or in their LinkedIn post. We are excited to announce that BBBLS has been awarded a generous donation by the Rabobank Westland Innovation Fund!  They are part of ImpactCity and presented at the Delft Startup Night, organised by the YES!Delft Students.

4. Micro Cosmos

Micro Cosmos had started a pilot at the Radboudumc and they are also testing their product at the Isala, CWZ and Sint Antonius hospital, the staff and patients responded very positively to this. See this post for more information. They recently received the Rabobank Innovation Loan to further boost their business. Micro-Cosmos develops a dome behind the bed of patients. The Micro-Cosmos dome reduces the external stimuli and gives the patient more privacy and comfort. In this way, sleep and recovery is improved.

5. Yooom BV, Flux Medical Systems & Hello 24/7

Beginning of December we organised the SocialTech Startup Network Series and our Yooom BV won the second prize in the pitch battle with their 123Family app. Hello 24/7 was awarded the first prize: a pilot with the municipality of The Hague. Flux Medical Systsems also joined the event, just after returning from Paris where they participated in Hellow Tommorow Summit. You can watch the recording and the aftermovie of the SocialTech Startup Network Series. Great to see so many startups in the Social Domain, providing innovative technological solutions for people that need care.

6. Breeze

Breeze organised 13.000 dates so far and had an interview with FD, you can read all about it in this article. Their dating app does not include endless chatting but sends you out on a date to meet in person. Would you like to work for Breeze and bring people together? Check their vacancies on our website.

7. Lanefyld

Lanefyld also participated in the SocialTech Startup Network Series and participated in our Accelerator Program. They are currently in discussion with iZi ambassadors to find out what elderly find important in the functionality of a rollator.  Lanefyld wants to become the “Tesla” of the rollator market. In the iZi home technology and care come together in a test environment that can benefit both the development of new technology and the inhabitants. More information in the video of this post.

8. Senseglove

Gijs den Butter from Senseglove is featured in this cool video of TUDelft Campus. SenseGlove allows you to feel shapes, textures, stiffness, impacts and resistance of any virtual object, so you can experience digital worlds, through intuitive real-world behaviour. Would you like to see how that works? Check this review! SenseGlove is also part of a consortium for training medical staff, named Digital United Training Centres for Healthcare (DUTCH)! Beginning of January they will be present at CES 2022 in Las Vegas! The startup is looking for extra hands so check their website for vacancies!

9. Aqua Battery

Aqua Battery BV, has won the EIC Accelerator subsidy. The European Innovation Council (EIC) supports innovative companies: from fundamental research to startups and scale-ups focussed on DeepTech innovations. They started their entrepreneurial journey with a Validation Lab at YES!Delft. Their solution has been used in a pilot at the Green Village. Thanks to this grant, they are able to accelerate and make a big leap towards delivering our saltwater-based flow battery to new partners and customers. Read more in their LinkedIN post.

10. E-Trailer

Sometimes our startups grow out of the building in Delft and need more space for production, assembly or offices, like E-Trailer. In this link you can read more about this step. E-Trailer indicated in this article that they value the fact that they are surrounded by other startups at YES!Delft, that we have a pool table, table tennis and our Friday afternoon drinks to connect with others in our ecosystem. Did you know that E-Trailer has been selected to the Innovation top 100 of the Chamber of Commerce

Next to YES!Delft a new building is rising, named Next. This building gives room for entrepreneurs that need more office- or maker space. Another option in Delft is the Kabel District, a place where working and living come together. In Rijswijk de Loods is a new location where startups can rent office space and stay connected. Good to see that there are more and more options available for startups in the region. A complete overview of workspaces can be found at the site of TechLeap.

This month a new facility opened in our YES!Delft building: the Makerzone. A place where startups can use state of the art tools and equipment to create new products.  

Are you inspired by these success stories and ready for the next step? Sign up for our Validation Lab or Accelerator program and accelerate your business, find the right people for your team and get access to funding. Join YES!Delft!

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VACANCY: YES!Delft is looking for a Marketing & Communication specialist

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YES!Delft is hiring a Marketing & Communication Specialist (0,8-1,0 FTE)

YES!Delft

YES!Delft is the startup incubator that supports entrepreneurs in building and growing technology companies in the Netherlands. Over the last 16 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 and 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 & 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:

  • Create engaging content in co-operation with the content owner & communication lead
  • Structure our social channels and reporting workflow (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIN, Twitter and YouTube)
  • Daily posting on our social channels
  • Monthly reporting statistics & measure effectiveness
  • Research additional opportunities to target the right audience
  • External Newsletter creation (Bi-weekly)
  • Able to work on a strategy for our (social) media channels and able to understand marketing strategies
  • Skilled at SEO and Google & Facebook ads
  • Skilled in Canva is a plus
  • Full of fresh ideas; skilled at planning, organizing, prioritizing and working on simultaneous projects

Job requirements:

  • You have a completed HBO or 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 English and Dutch
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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 submit your CV and motivation letter through the form below.

For questions please contact: Polina Kuzheleva via polina@yesdelft.nl

Top 10 Startup Success Stories: November

YES!DELFT START- AND SCALE-UPS HAVE CELEBRATED A LOT OF SUCCESSES AGAIN THIS MONTH. FROM SECURING INVESTMENTS TO GETTING FEATURED BY NEWS OUTLETS AND PARTNERING UP WITH BIG CORPORATES! FIND OUT ALL ABOUT IT IN THIS MONTH’S TOP 10 STARTUP SUCCESS STORIES!

1. Gyromotics

Gyromotics received funding from SportInnovator to develop prosthesis for children that allow the full range of motion for both playing outside and normal walking. Read more about the news here. Their current product is very well received by users and they are scaling up production.  At the moment Gyromotics is developing a new prosthetic foot for children that allows them to both walk, run and play with the same foot.

We also just published a Startup Story about Gyromotics!

READ THE ARTICLE

2. Somnox

Somnox launched their second version of the sleep robot, received substantial investment and is ready to explore new markets abroad; primarily the UK and the USA. Somnox won the KVK Innovation price. They gained a lot of media attention; Julian Jagtenberg, founder and CEO was a guest at a radio interview for “de week van De Ondernemer and was a guest at UP!Rotterdam featuring in this podcast. Julian Jagtenberg has been selected as one of the top-5 most successful startup founders. You can still vote for him in this link. Julian is even invited for lunch by our King Willem-Alexander!

3. Loop

Loop dreams big! They presented their coffin at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven this year. One year ago they  launched their mission with a marketing plan called “how to get on CNN”. It was a goal that enabled them to dream big. Today that dream became reality. Which means they get to dream even bigger! 🦄 See their LinkedIn post about this! This month we learned they are one of the winners of the ASN Bank world prize, as well as the ASN public awards prize! Congratulations! All of this media attention resulted in an increase in demand, so busy times for Loop. 

Read more about the products of Loop in the TU Delft Campus pioneers for change story!

4. DeNoize

DeNoize was in the news this month. This week they successfully implemented their active noise cancellation technology in a real-life environment around the Amsterdam Schiphol airport. For the past three months DeNoize worked closely with VELUX as part of the Urbantech program to accelerate the development of sustainable cities. Read more about this on their LinkedIN page

5. Whiffle

This week the Whiffle team is present at the WindEurope Electric City 2021 conference at Bella Center in Copenhagen. Whiffle creates the highest resolution operational weather models. This year Whiffle takes the lead in energy transition and signs contract with American (wind) powerhouse and signs a contract with General Electric. We spoke to the team during our YES!Cafe sessions and understand the team is growing out of the YES!Delft building and looking for larger offices.

6. Eyecontact

Are you tired of video conferencing every day? Eyecontact developed a tool that makes it easier to make eye contact during video calls. Read more about their technology here.

7. C-Cube

C-Cube international specialises in corrosion and wear and has developed patented technologies to measure and predict corrosion very precisely. They hired Rudy Van Wessel to further professionalise and accredit the C-Cube laboratory!

8. Unpluq

Unplug wants to help you regain control over your smartphone, in order to be able to focus on what’s meaningful to you. This week they launched Unpluq 2.0! 🚀 This is the software-only version of Unpluq that saves 35+ minutes of screen time, every day! In this video they explain how it works. There is an article about their tool in Emerce this month. You can also read more information about them in this article on Ness Labs.

9. Nowi

Remotec and Nowi have announced today the start of a strategic partnership to develop a range of eco-friendly perpetually powered remote controls. Read more about this development here. Nowi is named CES Innovation Award Honoree 2022 and will be joining the Dutch trade delegation. Nowi NH2 is a breakthrough energy harvesting power management solution able to power a broad range of consumer electronics & IoT devices with clean ambient energy. 

10. VideoWindoW

After receiving the ‘CES Innovation Award’ VideoWindoW is also considered best of innovation in their category ‘Smart Cities‘. 

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Accelerator Program

Meet the accelerator batch fall 2021

We are very proud to welcome the following companies to our Accelerator batch of this autumn!

With the help of our experts and mentors, through workshops and one-on-one sessions the startups are more than ready to change the world with their innovative ideas. Learn more about their goals, aspirations and cutting edge technologies in this article.

DuckDuckGoose

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Deepfake technology has become incredibly accessible and the number of applications is numerous. But this also makes abuse more accessible. Experts at UCL have ranked deepfakes as the most serious AI crime threat. Examples of abuse include identity fraud, false burden of proof, and fake news. With the ever increasing digitisation and the speed of internet platforms, convincing deepfakes can quickly reach millions of people or get involved in all kinds of processes and influence every facet of our lives negatively. And that’s exactly where DuckDuckGoose comes in.

DuckDuckGoose is on a mission to create a digital environment where we can still believe what we perceive. Through advances in artificial intelligence and computer vision, we make it possible to detect deepfakes in an insightful manner. Our explainable deepfake detection tool uncovers deepfake selfies presented in the digital identity verification (IDV) process, helping IDV experts in avoiding false positives when it comes to identification of people.

DuckDuckGoose

TECTIVE ROBOTS

Farmers are facing increasingly restrictive legislation on chemical usage, whilst having to deal with more extreme weather conditions and decreasing margins. Precision agriculture techniques hold a great promise: to reduce chemical usage by 30%, whilst increasing yields by 30%. At the core of precision agriculture lies the need for per-plant crop health monitoring. The cost of acquiring this data is a limiting factor. Tective Robotics is working with farmers to create a fully automated crop surveying service using a network of dronehubs. By automating the entire drone flight process from our hubs, we provide farmers with a care-free, low-risk and cost-effective alternative to buying and flying their own drones. Each hub can accommodate hundreds of farmers, creating a shared infrastructure in the Netherlands that will benefit both farmers and create opportunities for many other usecases.

ACOUSTIC INSIGHT BV

Acoustic Insight develops an innovative medical device based on an optical echo to identify middle-ear abnormalities for ear specialists around the world.

Acoustic Insight develops an innovative diagnostics platform offering ear surgeons around the world exceptional insight in the well-being of the middle ear. Our technology accurately identifies morphological and conductive abnormalities allowing ear specialists to enhance treatment plans for their patients.

LANEFYLD

The Lanefyld rollator prevents rollator related accidents. With our product we enable nursing homes to provide better quality of care for their residents and reduce healthcare costs. 

Lanefyld wants to become the “Tesla” of the rollator market. 50% of all people using a rollator are doing so incorrectly which causes lots of accidents.These accidents can have a significant impact on a person’s life as they can become isolated, are unable to live at home or sometimes even pass away. In order to solve this problem, we utilize smart technology to assess if an accident is about to happen, just like Tesla. In case of a dangerous situation, the system automatically activates the electric brakes in order to stop the accident from happening. We combine our technology with a beautiful design because we believe that functionality and aesthetics should always go hand in hand.

Lanefyld

NATURE’S PRINCIPLES

Nature’s Principles B.V. is a Dutch biochemical startup developing a patented fermentation technology to produce L-lactic acid directly from sugar beet, in a up to 30% more cost-efficient process. Our lactic acid will be provided to PLA (bioplastics) producers with an LCA calculation that includes up to 500x less water usage than traditional water depleting production processes.

VERTIGO TECHNOLOGIES B.V.

Vertigo Technologies is a Dutch startup expert in the development of microwave and millimeter wave equipment. With “Fresco Microwave Sensing”  , Vertigo is introducing a new series of sensors for the inspection of internal properties of fresh fruit, like ripening stage, freshness or shelf-life, without affecting the fruit. Fresco sensors can be used in the entire fresh fruit value chain, from farm to import/export and retail, in the form of both handheld and sorting line devices, to optimize logistics and reduce waste.

 

MAGNETO B.V.

In Magneto, we believe that people don’t have to sacrifice our planet for their comfort or vice versa. Current heating and cooling are some of the biggest producers of greenhouse gas emissions. Our technology offers an alternative to producers of systems for cooling and heating. An alternative that has zero greenhouse gas emissions, saves up to 30% of power consumption to their clients, and has a lower cost of ownership. No need to sacrifice our comfort for our planet!

 

 

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