Author: Riccardo Covelli

[CLOSED] VACANCY: YES!Delft is looking for a Social Media Manager

Are you ready to build tomorrow’s leading firms?

YES!Delft is hiring a Social Media Manager (0,8-1,0 FTE)


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.


  • 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, understanding Dutch is an advantage
  • 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 apply by sending an e-mail to before September 25th. Keep a slot open on 30 September or 1 October for interviews.

For questions, feel free to contact: Nannila Zevenhuizen.

It’s time to celebrate the YES!Delft Awards 2020

What a year 2020. Fortunately, we have left it behind, but we cannot avoid rewarding those startups that have distinguished themselves within our ecosystem.

So, the tradition of the YES!Delft Awards continues.
This year’s categories are:
– Rookie of the Year
– Rising Star
– Scaleup of the Year
– Best Promo Campaign

Rookie of the Year – Unpluq

Startup Awards

These guys rocked during our Validation Lab. They also have already launched their product, a physical key that wants you to regain control over your smartphone, generating more than 500 sales. Isn’t that exciting?

Rising Star – Villari

Startup Awards

Their infrastructure monitoring technology has already convinced the city of Amsterdam, where they will conduct a feasibility study for the continuous monitoring of bridges in the city. This year they also secured a launch pilot with Rijkswaterstaat.

Scaleup of the Year – SenseGlove

Startup Awards

With their new product SenseGlove Nova, a Haptic Force-Feedback Glove For Professional VR / AR Training, SenseGlove confirms its enormous potential. Their technology has already convinced big brands like Volkswagen, Honda, and P&G Health. We are sure that soon we will see it everywhere.

Best Promo Campaign – Loop Biotech

Startup Awards

These guys have dominated the headlines of international magazines like the BBC, The Guardian, Vice, NOS, and The Telegraph thanks their Living Cocoon. Let’s see what the future holds for them.


Thank YOU for being part of our journey, and creating an ecosystem to be proud of. We survived 2020 together, it still doesn’t seem true to us. Today we are stronger and united because we found out that YES!Delft is not just a building. Take a look at the video to find out what we are today and celebrate with us.


2020 success

2020, a year of success

If you’re writing your year-end recap and your first chapter is about a global pandemic, then you may not have had a great year.

Then you remember that it is the hardest years that impose the greatest challenges. And 2020 was definitely one of them. In fact, despite the pandemic challenges, we all have worked very hard this year. 

Discover with us some of the greatest successes and the biggest results of our ecosystem.

DeNoize, UV Smart and PATS Indoor Drone Solutions won the Blue Tulip Awards

The Blue Tulip Awards aims to connect innovators, build powerful collaborations, and accelerate breakthrough innovation. After a three-month journey, the Blue Tulip Awards is awarded to the winning innovations, among those were three of our startups!

In addition, DeNoize also won the Academic Startup Competition, and the James Dyson Award 2020 with Ammos, their brand new home audio system that produces music through a sheet of glass.

Circularise raised €1.5 million in funding, won Get in the Ring Impact Competition, and joined the European Impact Competition at ImpactFest

With the global live stream that saw Dutch impact YES!Delft The Hague based startup Circularise walk away as one of the winners, Get in the Ring’s startup pitch battle show returned home to the Netherlands. The competition aimed at testing, proving and scaling promising Dutch impact startups internationally.

Envision officially launched their glasses

Now shipping worldwide, Envision Glasses are the most advanced AI-powered assistive glasses ever made for the blind and visually impaired. Envision empowers visually impaired people to become more independent by speaking out the visual world around them. Get to know more about the impact of their glasses in their introduction video.

VideowindoW has landed at Rotterdam-The Hague Airport

VideowindoW is part of the Display Revolution, merging tintable glass with modern transparent video displays. Currently building videofaçades of hundreds square meters which combine glare control and media platform functionalities. The company has inked a deal to give Rotterdam The Hague Airport an artistic and high-tech upgrade in an unusual area: the windows. More specifically, the airport has agreed to test and validate the start-up’s system for glare control in its terminal.

T-Minus launched the first commercial rocket from Australian soil

The 34kg, 3.4-metre-long DART rocket was launched from the Koonibba Rocket Range and carried a payload for the Royal Australian Air Force.

For this project the startup joined forces with Australian Defence and Australian companies Southern Launch and DEWC Systems.

2020 success

Bi/ond secured €1.4 Million from Eurostars and €250,000 from UNIIQ

Founded in 2017, Bi/ond has developed a computer chip and platform where biologists can place an individual’s cells. The microchip nourishes, stimulates and monitors the cells as though they were in the body. Bi/ond’s patented organ-on-chip technology allows treatment to be optimised for different applications, including heart, lung, brain and cancer tissues.

Together with Momo Medical, UV Smart, Praxa Sense, Medvice and Voyc, Bi/ond was also among the 200 Dutch Tech Heroes, a list by

Loop joined the ecosystem and had their first international shipping

Loop presented the world’s first living coffin made from mycelium. They aim to use living materials that enrich nature, instead of polluting the environment with dead materials. Things went super fast for them: they had their first international shipping!


Breeze organised more than 1.000 dates, launched in The Hague and closed their first funding round

The dating app that takes online dating offline again organised already more than 1.000 dates. Further, because of their growing number of users Breeze expanded their service, which means that since November it is also possible to plan your date in The Hague! And to top off their successes, the startups who only joined our ecosystem this year, already secured a €140.000 investment round. 

Gradyent obtained a €1.9 million funding

Capricorn Partners, Helen Ventures and energy innovation fund ENERGIIQ jointly invest € 1.9 million in Gradyent. This investment, which was obtained with the help of our service YES!Funded, will enable the startup to further develop its innovative software and commercialize its services.

Aquablu turned canal water into drinking water

Aquablu wants to show that by purifying water, the best water is local water: without CO2 emissions from transport, plastic bottles and other waste that contributes to the plastic soup. To make people more aware, they went to Amsterdam to turn canal water into clean and safe drinking water. Then, in August The CleanTech startup donated the proceeds of the Canals Water campaign to the Plastic Whale Foundation, an organization that fights for plastic-free waters worldwide, just like Aquablu.

Before we wrap up this article, we would also like to thank our startups who worked hard to fight the COVID-19 virus. VFA Solutions, UV Smart, Innovattic, Delmic, and Somnox, you did an amazing job! Read more about their contribution in our article about the YES!Delft startups solving the crisis.

We know we missed tons of successes of our ecosystem, so if you aren’t tired of celebrating 2020 with us, keep on reading all of them here.

For now, Happy Holidays from the entire YES!Delft team.
Stay safe, and get ready for next year!



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