Author: Solvita Mazeikaite

Top-10 Startup Success Stories: April

As we move into the second quarter of the year, April continues to bring exciting news and developments from the startup world. From advancements in space travel to digital well-being, this month has seen impressive accomplishments from a diverse range of startups. Don’t miss out on these top 10 success stories from April that showcase the innovation and potential of the YES!Delft startup community.

1. Dawn aerospace

Dawn Aerospace completed the first rocket-powered flight campaign of its Mk-|| Aurora spaceplane. They have completed 3 test flights in 3 days! This marks a significant milestone in Dawn’s Aerospace mission to redefine how we sustainably access and utilise space. More information can be found in this PRESS RELEASE.

2. Maeve Aerospace

On Thursday, April 13th, Maeve presented its design at the public event of its Maeve 01 fully electric aircraft. Also, Lucy – Europe’s first all-electric airliner and Maeve Aerospace signed the first intentional pre-order for the Maeve 01! More information can be found HERE.

3. Momo Medical

Momo Medical has some great news to share! Besides becoming a winner of the National audience award, now everyone can invest in a startup via the NPEX platform. Currently, more than 6,600 nursing home residents already use the Momo BedSense. In order to be able to support even more care workers in their work, a new investment round via NPEX is needed. Find out HERE how you can contribute to their mission!

4. Nature’s Principles

Nature’s Principles is proud to share that last month startup produced its first product sample that will be tested with one of its partners. Their organic acid blend uses fewer resources in the feedstock process and production, making it more sustainable. More about it can be found HERE.

5. Nurtio Technologies

Nurtio announced its new partnership with NextGen Living Walls. NextGen Living Walls provides the easiest and most efficient plant vertical systems. Clients can order sensors from Nurtio to help maintain the green walls. Nurtio is active in 9 countries, and this new cooperation will allow them to push the horizon further. More information HERE.

6. Sense Glove

Sense Glove raised  €3.25 million in a Series A funding round led by the Lumaux Tech Fund. This funding will accelerate startup growth, allowing them to innovate even more, develop new hand-haptic products, and expand its global reach. Find the full announcement post HERE.

7. Smart-Ship

Smart-ship received the formal approval of Bureau Veritas Group regarding its haptic control levers. In the upcoming weeks, they will start installing its technology on short sea vessels, a research vessel, electric ferries and a yacht!

8. Soundcell

Soundcell received a pre-seed investment from a graduate entrepreneur! Soundcel is developing a new diagnostic device capable of antibiotic resistance testing within hours rather than days. With this pre-seed investment, they will continue to fight against antibiotic resistance and hopefully become clinically relevant startups! More can be found HERE.


Stil has received €4.6 million of funding from the EIC Accelerator. The startup will use the investment to make STIL Orthosis – and their company – ready for scaling up internationally. The company’s mission remains unchanged: providing stability to over 30 million people worldwide with involuntary shakes in the hands. Read more HERE.

10. Unpluq

Unpluq, a digital well-being startup that helps people reduce their mobile screen time and improve their mental health, announced the release of its first-ever iPhone app. The Unpluq app was developed to address the growing concern around the negative impact of mobile screen time on mental health, particularly among young people. Find more HERE.

Top-10 Startup Success Stories: March

As the year’s first quarter comes to an end, March is a time of reflection, learning opportunities from others in the field and planning. Therefore our startup community is buzzing too! From drone mapping to VR therapy, rocket-powered flights to co-ownership opportunities! Dont miss out on these groundbreaking news in our top 10 startups’ success stories in this March edition.

1. Atmos

Atmos, a fast-growing drone manufacturer that develops high-end fixed-wing drones for mapping and surveying applications, is happy to share that its products from now on are also available in the USA market. Read more HERE.

2. CleVR

VR-CGT has been approved by the Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit (NZa) as an optional performance. Mental health institutions and health insurers can explore the benefits of CleVR’s innovative VR technology in psychological treatments. They can make mutual agreements for the surcharge on regular performance, which could lead to better mental health outcomes for patients.

3. Dawn Aerospace

Dawn aerospace received certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA) for the imminent rocket-powered flight campaign. This will mark the first time a remotely piloted rocket-powered vehicle has been certified for the flight out of a civil airport. Read more HERE.

4. DuckDuckGoose

Parya Lotfi, a founder of DuckDuckGoose, has received an AI Entrepreneur award! More information about the nomination can be found HERE.

5. Micro-Cosmos

Micro-Cosmos started a trial period at the stroke care unit of the neurology department of Ziekenhuis Gelderse Vallei. Patients and nurses will gain experience with the benefits and working methods of the bed caps in the coming months. More information can be found HERE.

6. Nature’s Principles

Nature’s Principles are joining forces with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant to produce the first batch of lactic acid-based products! The DEI+ subsidy from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) supports the project.

7. Respyre

Respyre is excited to share that together with Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland and NWO, they have established funding for a runway of around 12 to 18 months. With this funding, Respyre aims to launch its new commercial product in the fourth quarter and expand its moss-growing facilities. More information can be found HERE. 

8. Somnox

Somnox launched its crowdfunding campaign! You can invest in Somnox and become co-owner of their mission to help 100 million people sleep better before 2030! More information about the crowdfunding campaign can be found HERE.

9. Sense Glove

Sense Glove released their first version of the new Unreal Engine Plugin on UE Marketplace! You can check it out HERE.

10. Nurtio

Nurtio is happy to announce its newest partnership with a dutch company LEAF! The first joint installation is present at the newest La Place Restaurants in HEMA Hilversum! See THIS POST for more information.

Meet the Accelerator Batch Spring 2023

We are thrilled to introduce the latest additions to our Accelerator program for this Spring! These startups are set to transform the world with their innovative ideas, aided by our team of experts, mentors, trainers, and one-on-one coaching sessions. Discover more about their ambitions, objectives, and cutting-edge technologies in this article.


Ivvest is on a mission to make the future of horticulture accessible through building a new ecosystem along with innovating smart, efficient, modular, profitable and affordable indoor farming solutions! Abdel R. Alzubaidi founded the startup.




Arkmon offers portfolio tracking and automation as a service and enables our users to create a diversified cryptocurrency portfolio with the click of a button. Maximilian Sachs and Tristan Nikolaas Mwinmaalo Somé founded a startup.



OASYS NOW provides security, transparency & data ownership to the patient, unlocking DNA and health data for usage beyond its primary use case in a privacy-forward manner. Nima Salami, Sara Okhuijsen and Viktor Koppenol founded the startup. 



Lobster – robotics developed a lightweight, low-cost, fast robot that makes high-quality, geo-referenced orthophotos for seabed explorers, researchers and users. Startup was founded by Stephan Rutten and Daan de Groot.



SoundCell developed a technology by which patients can be given the right antibiotic within one hour to reduce the time and severity of infections in patients and the cost of medical care. Aleksandre Japaridze and Irek Roslon founded the startup.



Coding the Curbs optimise the use of the curbside by transforming loading bays into multifunctional space. Their digital platform allows users, such as logistics, to book and access Smart Zones easily. Startup were founded by Iskandar Tange, Alwin Bakker and Martijn Pater.




SUPPLYZ is helping companies bring their physical assets into the digital realm, enabling companies to increase the value of their assets, reduce costs, and improve overall operational performance. Felix Wassmann, Fabian Oberndorfer and Isaac Kargar founded the startup.



NeoStove builds rocket-inspired cooking pans that capture heat efficiently from existing gas stoves and enables  Horeca kitchens to halve their cooking gas consumption and CO2 emissions. Surya Prakash Seshaiya Doraiswamy Chandrasekar founded a startup.




MEMSYS develops energy harvesting technology as a platform for autonomous IoT applications. Their first product is an onboard monitoring system for damages on the wheels of trains. Thijs Blad and Gerrit-Jan Mollink founded the startup.



Top-10 Startup Success Stories: February

February is the only month that has a length of fever than 30 days. But even that does not stop our startups from achieving significant milestones! Read more and find out about the startups that have gained new partnerships, closed investment rounds, nominated as young and enterprising talents, and more in our top 10 startup success stories in this February edition.

1. Aquablu

Aquablu exited is announce its new partnership with Insider. Both companies are on a mission to reduce single-use plastics in offices. Insider has noticed a trend: people increasingly switched from coffee to drinking water. Because Insider has a lot of clients visiting their office in Amsterdam, they looked for esthetically pleasant solutions and offered their clients the best water possible that is sourced from Aquablu.

2. Aqysta

Aqysta is happy to share about their newly raised investment round to expand the GROWN farm incubator. The investment comes from a group of investors, including Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK), Ecosia, GLS Treuhand, We4F and Angel Investors. More information can be found HERE.

3. DeNoize & Respyre

Every year FD presents an overview of young (under 35), enterprising talents. Aman Jindal (Founder of DeNoize) and Auke Bleij (Founder of Respyre) are part of this list this year! More information can be found HERE.

4. DuckDuckGoose

We are happy to share that Parya Lotfi, co-founder of DuckDuckGoose, has been granted the AI Entrepreneur award by Women in AI Netherlands! Women in AI is a nonprofit do-tank working towards inclusive AI that benefits global society. DuckDuckGoose is creating innovative and ethical AI solutions to combat the negative impact of deepfakes.

5. Envision

Envision introduced new Editions of the Envision Glasses, offering easy upgrades between editions and progressing towards a subscription-based model for feature updates. More about this can be found HERE.

6. FeedbackFruits

FeedbackFruits selected by Utah Education Network (UEN) as winners for three categories: outcomes and assessment, social annotation, and polling! With their new partnership with UEN, Utah institutions can now purchase FeedbackFruits with no procurement processes. For more information, click HERE.

7. Momo Medical

Momo Medical BedSense was nominated as a winner of the regional preliminary round of South Holland for the Healthcare Innovation Award 2023 by a jury! The Momo BedSense provides healthcare professionals with insights and an overview of nursing home residents. Care providers can see at a glance what attention is needed from the residents, who, in return, reduce the workload. 

8. Qlayers

Qlayers has signed a cooperation agreement with Confined Space Robotics, under which CSR has officially become one of Qlayers’ clients in the North American region to deploy its robot for tank refurbishment projects. More information can be found HERE.

9. Somnox

Somnox and Drake & Farrell, the leading sustainability solution provider for circular supply chains, announce a long-term partnership. Drake & Farrell will build the Somnox 2 and establish an aftermarket solution. With this partnership, Somnox aims to extend its products’ lifecycle by using Drake & Farrell’s knowledge and experience on the circularity of electronics. This supports Somnox in its rollout of its new “Sleep As A Service” subscription model.

10. Tiler

Tiler was a winner of the challenge that the municipality of The Hague launched for innovative and sustainable transport ideas for the Binckhorst. The challenge was part of the national Startup in Residence Intergov program. Therefore for the upcoming 6 months, you will see Tilers wireless charging plates at various Park & Ride locations of The Hague for testing purposes.

YES!Delft Awards 2022

Our startups achieved many great things in 2022, and that’s why once again, we rewarded some of the most outstanding startups with the YES!Delft Awards. The startups competed in four different categories such as:


Let’s see which startups and why won a trophy!

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD – Agora solutions

Agora Solutions enables kelp farmers to integrate high-tech IoT systems to monitor their crops. They combine satellite and in-situ monitoring data to create smart kelp farm management software. Last year they followed YES!Delft Validation Lab and successfully applied the insights gained. 

The startup has been awarded as the rookie of the year because they have managed to secure funds to conduct research projects and develop monitoring equipment, expanded the team and opened their new office! We are really excited to see the next steps of this promising startup!


MangoStone is enabling circular economies to emerge by improving waste collection operations. They reduce high logistical costs and the impact on the environment by creating efficient collection routes and data insights using a combination of hardware and software solutions

The startup has been awarded as the rising star because of the impressive growth of the market adoption of their solution in the textile industry in the Netherlands and Germany.


Qlayers is on a mission to transform the industrial coating of large assets by automating the process and reducing the number of hours that painters work at dangerous heights. Their unique robotic solutions allow to overcome the limitations of manual coating of large industrial surfaces by creating an environmentally friendly, safe and reliable coating application process.

Qlayers has received the scale-up award because of their growth and the global success of the 10Q and 7CS robots, including the fact that thousands of square meters of industrial surfaces were coated with high-quality anti-corrosion paint and nearly no paint overspray contaminating the environment.


Nurtio technologies provide the world`s first connected gardening technology designed specifically for corporate real estate. This startup received an inspirational journey award because of sheer perseverance, hard work and great implementation of the basics of entrepreneurship!

Big thanks to all the startups for being part of YES!Delft and creating an ecosystem to be proud of! 

Cheers to everything that will come in the coming years! Would you like to see the recap video of 2022? Just press play!

Top-10 Startup Success Stories: January

2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit. It is a symbol of longevity and prosperity. In our community, we can already see that startups start the year with exciting news that promises excellent results in the long term! Read more and find out about the startup that has been recognized as the most innovative in the Netherlands, how some of them received finding and more in our top 10 startups success stories in this January edition.

1. Chainels

Chainels, the tenant experience app, announced that it had closed a successful Series-A funding round, raising nearly €3,000,000 from Belgian Capricorn Partners through their Capricorn Digital Growth Fund and Aconterra. Chainels is a property management portal and community platform which enhances communication between all stakeholders, including landlords, tenants, occupiers, investors, owners, developers, operators, local authorities and public officials.

2. Hardt Hyperloop

Hardt Hyperloop is happy to announce its latest investment from key industry and investment partners. This funding comes from several of its existing backers and multiple new EU- and US-based investors. This follows the commitment from the European Commission’s EIC Accelerator Program of €15 million just last year. This investment will enable Hardt to start the assembly of the European Hyperloop Center tubes, pushing forward on the goal of achieving a commercial hyperloop line before 2030. More information can be found here!

3. Isisspace

ISISPACE Group is proud to confirm the successful launch of 47 payloads from 8 different countries during its ISILAUNCH38 mission on board Falcon 9 Rocket. The launch occurred on the 3rd of January from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS) in Florida.

4. Mapiq

Mapiq is happy to share that its workplace experience platform is now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace, making it easy for global enterprises to implement the solutions they need to improve how people connect and collaborate at work. More information can be found here.

5. Nurtio Technologies

Nurtio Technologies is happy to share that it has secured an undisclosed investment from the Amsterdam-based impact fund Shamrock Ventures. The received fund will help to accelerate the growth of its current product lineup, strengthen its market position and prepare to launch new products.

6. Pats Indoor Drone solution

Pats indoor Drone solution PATS-C system has won the silver medal in the Service & Software category of the Sival Innovation Awards of 2023PATS-C is an innovative device equipped with an infrared camera that records the flight movements of noctuids (moths) over an area of 100 m², representative of the pests’ activity in a one-hectare shelter.

7. Physee

Physee is happy to share that FOTONIQ, a spin-off company from PHYSEE, will further commercialise PAR+ horticulture coatings. During the first critical years of development, the product could mature under the wings of PHYSEE. Now that it has achieved significant traction in the market, it is time to spread its wings and continue as the independent company FOTONIQ. More information about it can be found here.

8. SenseGlove

SenseGlove is a winner of the KVK innovation Top 100 of 2022. The startup has been recognized as the most innovative company in the Netherlands. SenseGlove enables touch interaction in VR through some of the world’s most intuitive and affordable hardware and software.

9. Qlayers

Qlayers are one of the finalists in the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge! From over 4000 applications, Qlayers has been selected as one of the top six “Industry 4.0 and Autonomous Machines” finalists. The finals day will take place on the 9th & 10th of March in Paris. You can get a ticket with a 20% discount using the code “MEETUSINPARIS” via this link.

10. SuperSola

SuperSola won The Innovation price in the category “Home Appliances” at the CES 2023 Las Vegas.

Top-10 Startup Success Stories: December

December is a very significant month since it includes a variety of crucial days and occasions. And the startups of our community make this month even more special by sharing their incredible achievements and closing huge deals just before entering 2023. Read more and find out how our startups received funding, accomplished new collaborations with strategic partners, and released new product updates, among other news, in our top-10 startup success stories in this December edition.

1. Aquablu

Aquablu introduced its newest innovative product Aquablu REFILL+ designed to un-bottle the beverage industry. Technology dispenses purified chilled and sparkling water enriched with flavours, vitamins and minerals. More information about the product can be found here. The team of Aquablu is expanding. Find some of their vacancies on the Startup job board.

2. Breeze social

Chat-free dating app Breeze has raised 1.3 million euros in funding. The capital injection came from well-known startup entrepreneurs such as Kalo Bagijn, Thomas Plantenga (CEO of Vinted), Thijs Verheul, Thijs Slijkhuis and Sjuul Berden (founders of United Wardrobe), Chris Zadeh (Ohpen) and JC Heyneke (Smarter AI). You can find more information here.

3. Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace raised $20 million in funding. The $20 million will allow the company based in New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the US to expand its offering of satellite propulsion systems and spaceplane development. The funding will support new endeavours, including developing the Mk-III, an orbital spaceplane, and delivering in-space propulsion products to GEO, lunar and higher-thrust customers. They are grateful to Icehouse Ventures and other investors for backing the future of the company and space technology. The press release can be found here.

4. Envision AI

Envision is excited to share that they are one of the winners of the 11th annual AppleVis Golden Apple Awards. Envision AI empowers people who are blind or have low vision by providing access to everyday visual information. Utilising the iPhone camera, the app can speak out written information, describe surroundings and objects, and even tell you who’s nearby. It became completely free with the release of version 3.0 in July 2022.

5. Mapiq

SaaS scaleup Mapiq extends Series A to 17 million euros! The company specializes in the design of smart offices. With this funding, a scale-up will be able to meet the growing demand of a worldwide organization that is in need of hybrid working models, develop new products and expand its market-leading position on an international scale.

6. Qlayers

Qlayers is raising €𝟭 𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 through the NPEX stock exchange to further develop its innovative robotic technology for coating large-scale industrial assets. With the proceeds of €1 million, Qlayers aims to scale up faster in the coming years and provide the best service to customers globally.  You can now become an investor of Qlayers and support the company’s mission to make industrial coating processes safer and more sustainable. Discover more here.

7. Sense Glove

Sense Glove, a startup from YES!Delft community were announced as the winner of the KVK Innovatie Top 100! SenseGlove has developed a ‘robotic hand’ that allows you to touch, feel and manipulate a virtual object as if it were a real object. The innovation offers countless application possibilities that entail dematerialisation, financial savings and sustainability.

8. Smart Ship

Smart-Ship and D&A Electric® join forces to increase fuel efficiency, safety and operator performance on all D&A Electric vessels. It will help to optimize ship operator performance and make it easier when combining traditional propulsion with battery-powered and even wind-assisted solutions. More about the project of Smart-Ship can be found on their website.

9. Maeve aerospace

Maeve Aerospace has been selected for a final injection of 17.5 million euros from the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Maeve will receive a grant of 2.5 million euros and possibly 15 million euros in co-investments. In addition to the investment from the EU, Maeve expects to be able to complete a successful investment round with interested private investors in the short term. More information can be found here.

10. Maeve aerospace, Somnox, Whiffle, CleVR, Hardt Hyperloop

Julian Jagtenberg (Somnox), Remco Verzijlbergh (Whiffle), Guntur Sandino (CleVR),  Tim Houten (Hardt Hyperloop) & Jan-Willem Heinen has been nominated for the Changemaker Impact Award 2022. Let’s all vote for them and reward them! Click on this link to vote until January 8th!

Top-10 Startup Success Stories: November

2022 is heading towards the end. The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are falling. However, startups in our community are busy finalizing this year’s accomplishments and preparing for the next year by setting new goals. Let’s deep dive into how YES!Delft startups have been nominated for global awards, received funding and more stories about what November has brought to our community members in this top-10 startup success stories edition.

1. AgriData Innovations

AgriData Innovations is happy to share that in a partnership with CambridgeHOK and SEC Storage, they will develop breakthrough vertical farming technology for Harvest London’s upcoming farm! Together they have the combined expertise necessary in the fields of vertical farm engineering, logistical automation, and smart vision technology to answer a significant and unmet need. “We aim to simultaneously track the growth and health of all the different batches throughout the entire vertical farm,” says William Simmonds, founder & CEO of ADI. You can find an article about it here.

2. Aquablu

Aquablu has been nominated in the Challenger50. This prestigious nomination is awarded to the most innovative and promising companies that are not afraid to think outside the box. Aquablu got into the list along with companies like Crisp, Picnic and VanMoof. They hope to change existing business practices by showing companies how to evolve using a more sustainable approach. More information about the nomination can be found here.


Bi/ond is celebrating its 5th birthday! During these years, they have achieved: 12 employees; 6 different nationalities among our team; 22 mentored interns; 4 Million in funding; 3 awards received. Congratulations to the team and success in the future!

4. BeeSage

BeeSage, a startup that has joined the YES!Delft community, via the Accelerator program this year October, is happy to share that they have won a pre-startup prize (€10,000) during the annual Haagse Vernieuwers challenge by ImpactCity.The challenge focuses on scale-ups to solve social issues around the topics such as sustainability, energy climate, food and safety. BeeSage aims to ensure that The Hague becomes the first city in the world with fully connected urban beehives, enabling data-driven beekeeping for productivity and sustainability.

5. Circularise

Circularise won the Automotive Global Awards 2022 in the sustainability category at the Destination Zero Live, organized by automotiveEV and Automotive purchasing and supply chain. Also, a company secured €11 million in funding to advance its mission and bring a circular economy to industrial supply chains.

6. Micro-Cosmos

Micro-Cosmos has placed its developed bed hood in the dutch VVT sector at the Nursing Alerimus in Oud-Beijerland. It is a unique opportunity for startups since this is the first healthcare organization in the VVT sector to try out the bed hood in the Netherlands. During the test placement, this location will get acquainted / gain experience with the working method and benefits of the bed hood. More peace, fewer stimuli and a safe environment for the resident!

7. Nowi

Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, on the 11th of November, announced a broadening of its portfolio of power management products to include energy harvesting solutions and acquired Nowi. The manufacturing capacity and capability of Nexperia, as well as its global infrastructure, will ensure that together, Nowi will be able to speed the production of these solutions enabling higher volume production and shipping by the end of 2022 and early 2023.

8. SenseGlove

SesnseGlove is proud to share that Team Nimbo from Germany, using the SenseGlove DK1, has won the $5M prize after intense competition in Long Beach, California, USA. ANA Avatar Xprize is an event that takes place over the span of four years, with teams competing from all over the globe. The participants are tasked with creating an avatar system to transport human presence to a remote location in real time. Read the full article here.

9. Praxa Sense

Most visitors at the G100 exhibition at Dutch Design Week indicated the heart monitor Afi, developed and designed by Praxa Sense, is their favourite industrial design! Therefore the product has been nominated as the top 1 in terms of design. 

10. Tiler, Ubiqu, Villari, Circularise

The dutch delegation to the Sluch event is growing each year! This year four, YES!Delft startups also participated. Tiler represented its charging tile for e-bikes that inductively charges via the kickstand. Ubiqu represented its innovative solution to provide the highest digital security for the business’s essential information. Villari represented its wireless structural health monitoring technology that aims to help make a data-driven maintenance decision. And circularise represents its software platform that provides end-to-end traceability and secure data exchange for industrial supply chains.

Meet the Accelerator Batch Fall 2022

We are proud to welcome the following companies to our Accelerator batch this Fall! 

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.

Shore Systems

Shore systems were founded by Victor Sooneveld, Thom van den Homberg & Ralph Krook, who aimed to develop hydrogen-powered drones that inspect industrial assets remotely. Their developed technology enables drone operators to inspect offshore wind turbines from shore, removing the need for personnel to go offshore. A startup has a young team building this innovation and specializes in control software and the production of lightweight composite airframes.


Beesage was founded by Ru Wikmann & Girts Kagis, who developed a modular beehive monitoring system that boosts productivity and honey yield to benefit the Earth through data-driven pollination. Software and hardware designed by BeeSage, such as Smart Beehive Scales, help beekeepers mitigate risks and enable informed decisions while turning every apiary into a weather station. They’re also building HiveMap as a data analytics product that enables beekeepers’ associations, environmental organisations and other stakeholders to turn beehive and satellite data into valuable insights.

Starnus Technology

Starnus Technology is a robotics startup built by researchers and students of the Technical University of Eindhoven. Their dream started with a student team, two founders, and an ambition to create the most flexible robot in the world. Since then, more people have trusted in a startup dream, and now, they have developed the most flexible indoor robot for internal logistics. Their product represents a highly flexible and incredibly affordable robotic solution that any logistic company, irrespective of their size of operation, can implement and benefit from the unique capabilities of Starnus Technology robots.

Conical Systems

For a world with safer and more inclusive urban mobility, Conical systems introduce Swing, a zero-emission driverless pod for short trips. Designed for sharing from scratch to navigate freely on bike-lanes away from traffic.


CyberHydra offers automated sampling and data-rich experimentation solutions for fine-chemical R&D laboratories. The company aims to make chemistry a high-tech data-driven field. There is a long way from the discovery of a certain molecule in the laboratory to the moment it can become a new super-effective drug, a safer food ingredient, a more effective fuel, or a game-changing material. This process requires years of research and thousands of experiments. All this translates into enormous investments and even an environmental footprint. Each one of these experiments hides a lot of valuable data which is currently not used. With the new data-rich experimentation and automation tools, CyberHydra can access and use this information to accelerate the development process. 


SHE LEADS in TECH | 17th of November 2022

Press Release | SHE LEADS in TECH | 17th of November 2022

Date: 11-10-2022

YES!Delft launches a new conference: SHE LEADS in TECH with a focus on female-led impact startups. A co-production with Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship and Erasmus Enterprise.

The annual SHE LEADS event of the Erasmus Enterprise Community in Rotterdam gets a Delft-based partner event: With SHE LEADS in TECH, the leading tech incubator YES!Delft in collaboration with Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship and Erasmus Enterprise, launch a new conference platform for (future) female founders and leaders in tech. SHE LEADS in TECH focus on impact-driven female founders with a focus on impact by technology: health tech, climate tech and deep tech.

With SHE LEADS in TECH YES!Delft, we want to showcase outstanding female tech leaders and female-led startups from YES!Delft and the wider ecosystem, as well as connect future (female) talent to tech startups through YES!Talents. YES!Talents is a new service by YES!Delft that helps to build winning startup teams and recruit the right talent.

Anna Handschuh, Managing Director, YES!Delft Rotterdam about the new conference:

“You cannot be what you cannot see. We have two goals with SHE LEADS in TECH: First, we want to inspire the next generation of female tech entrepreneurs by showcasing the startups of great female tech leaders. Secondly, we want to build a community around this outstanding female talent. From my experience, female founders are substantially more driven by creating a significant impact on health and climate through tech. We want to give these female tech trailblazers a stage with their great companies and technologies. The challenges ahead of us are gigantic – they range from the age of pandemics to the escalating climate crisis. These women add a much-needed, new perspective to the male-dominated tech sector and make sure that we have fantastic high-impact technologies, health tech, climate tech and deep tech.”

With SHE LEADS in TECH, we would like to create an inclusive community for (emerging) female tech leaders. And SHE LEADS in TECH is for anyone interested in impact-driven entrepreneurship in health tech, climate tech and deep tech and who is looking for outstanding talent in this space.

SHE LEADS in TECH is jointly organised by the Erasmus Enterprise community consisting of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, YES!Delft, ERBS – Erasmus Research & Business Support, and in collaboration with partners from the innovation ecosystems from Erasmus University Rotterdam and TU Delft.

Visit the website: SHE LEADS in TECH for more information and a detailed program with speakers and startups participating.

Contact Details:

Event location SHE LEADS in TECH |  November 17th: 


Molengraaffsingel 12

2629JD Delft

Event location SHE LEADS Annual Event | November 10th:

Erasmus Enterprise

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50

Erasmus Enterprise buildings (Q&N)

Rooms NT-02 to NT-05

3062 PA Rotterdam

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