YES!Funded announces its new Director

Following the need from startups for support in their funding journey, we launched YES!Funded a year ago. YES!Funded is a three pillar proposition service, where we help startups become investor ready, introduce them to relevant investors, and if desired we also provide support with actual funding rounds, both in the form of deal making and grants writing. Our service is unique because we provide support to startups in every stage of their funding lifecycle and we can act based on the specific needs of these startups. 

THE FIRST YEAR

When we started YES!Funded, it was all about solving acute funding problems, building trust from scratch with no track record and infrastructure. Because we realized a lack of knowledge on funding issues, we piloted an Investor Readiness Program. In parallel, we built an extensive investors network and sought collaboration with informal investor circles, platforms and banks, in order to organise quick access to a large investor base. We entered into contracts with several startups, succeeding in closing one equity deal, and executing numerous grants applications together with our partner StasburgReeve. 

Now that we know that there is a large need for support in this area, we are going to further build and scale our proposition. To make this possible, YES!Delft asked Bianca Boelema-Noordhuizen to join YES!Funded as the Director. With her experience in M&A (at Philips), venture capital and angel investments, Bianca has in-depth knowledge of the entire startup investment process. Therefore, this new role and task to take YES!Funded to the following stage fits her perfectly. 

THE NEW ROLES

Bianca will be responsible for managing the YES!Funded service from an operational and strategic point of view, and will focus on developing and building the proposition to a national proposition. This includes building a strong team, implementing the Investor Readiness Program, attracting potential partners, establishing an active network of investors and providing startup access to this network.  

Jan Geert is responsible for the investment advice to the startup community, the deal flow and execution of private investment tracks, and together with StrasburgReeve for the grant application flow. With his throughout experience in the tech-startup and investments world, he can advise startups on anything from business planning and finance to startup funding, investor focus, grants, deal structure and governance.

Carola has been part of YES!Funded from the start and played an important role in piloting the Investor Readiness Program. In addition, she supports the startup and investor communities by bringing them together and building an investor network. She makes sure that investors have access to the right investment opportunities, matching their investment focus with startups needs.

New Year tech incubator

TOP 10 Startup Success Stories: December

The New Year 2020 is around the corner and our tech incubator is preparing for a short Christmas break. But before we pack our bags, there are some last success stories to share. Multiple startups received new fundings and secured new partnerships. Further, our tech startups are growing by manufacturing their technology and expanding their product line. Read on and find out all about the last success stories from our tech incubator before the year ends!
Circularise

The Blockchain startup presented their solution at the TNW in Amsterdam, which was organized in cooperation with the Financial Times. A total of 8 startups were selected to present their pitch at the Hard Fork Pitch Battle in front of a selected jury of journalists, investors, advisors, and corporate inventors. Circularise came out as a winner!

 

Deadline 10.01.2020

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2 Sense Glove, Nowi, Dutch Analytics

Multiple startups, from our incubator, have successfully secured investments and received funding before the end of the year. After the winter break, they can kick start into the new year. Find out about the startups:

Sense Glove, the startup behind the haptic glove, received undisclosed funding from Forward.one and Value Creation Capital. Now, they can accelerate their glove and are ready for international sales. Recently, they launched the second version of their haptic glove that provided tactile- and force feedback as well as accurate motion-tracking.

Nowi received $10m in a Series A round of funding from Distributive Technology Ventures, which made them reach a total of $14m in funding! They can now kick start in the first half of 2020 and commercialize their energy harvesting chip business globally. 

Dutch Analytics successfully raised €2m of investments led by Global Founders Capital and BAM. This investment makes it possible to continue developing their platform Xenia, which helps companies to bring their AI algorithm into operation and monitor the life cycle. 

3 Elemental Water Makers 

The community of Efoetsy in Madagascar can now enjoy 15,000 liters of water every day thanks to their solar desalination system. The community can now enjoy safe and sustainable drinking water. In addition, their innovation uses three times less energy than conventional techniques. Curious to find out more about their project?

PHYSEE 

The CleanTech startup is manufacturing 58 Power Windows, in cooperation with their partners AGC and Pilkington, for multiple projects. This will help them scale up and further grow their impact on the market. In addition, the new residential tower BOLD, in Amsterdam Noord, will integrate Physee’s SmartSkin technology for a sustainable future. The tower will open its doors in 2021.

 

 

Delft Circuits

Delft Circuits is selected for the Accelerator pilot led by the European Innovation Council. They will receive financial support, coaching, networking and business advice to accelerate further development of their quantum computing by delivering scalable cryogenic. 

Scoozy 

This accelerator alumnus secured a new partnership with Mediworld with the aim to improve the safety of mobility scooters. In the next five years, Mediworld is opening more than 100 stores in the Netherlands, where everyone would be able to see and test Scoozy themselves. The Scoozy design includes a four-wheel drive, an intelligent steering, and an active braking system to offer a lifestyle without any limitations.

 

Deadline 17.01.2020

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Warp VR

In an interview with RTL, the virtual reality game Reanimatie Training was shown to be successful in providing medical students with a realistic simulation of emergency events. Warp VR designed the game to give students an immersive training experience and the benefit of the emotional reaction the game can evoke to further develop medical student’s skills.

 

Fly Aeolus

No direct flight to your destination? No problem, Fly Aeolus recently added 3 new aircraft to their fleet. Their air taxi service provides flights across Europe to 1200 small and regional airports. These new additions will be based in Hamburg, Essen and Kulmbach and will provide more travel opportunities with lower costs. 

 

9 Smart-Ship 

Secured a new partnership! Together with Maxon Benelux the startup will develop a new generation of their innovation haptic ship control. In addition, Smart-Ship was featured in the newest edition of Ship Building Industry (Vol 13, Issue 5). The article highlights their Smart-Ship technology, current projects and their partnership with Bachmann Electronics GmbH.  

10 BI/OND

The Demo event, at the Erasmus MC, gave students the opportunity to interact with BI/OND customizable Organ-on-chip. Moreover, they have been named one of Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Pioneer selected out of 5000 startups from 126 countries. Their product gives biologists the opportunity to overcome the limitation for standard in vitro assays. 

 

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PwC and YES!Delft partnership

PwC – new partner YES!Delft

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) joins YES!Delft and YES!Delft The Hague as a knowledge and innovation partner. With this, the tech incubator strengthens the ecosystem for startups.

As a knowledge partner, PwC will provide the startup programs of YES!Delft with experts from various fields. The startups can also make use of the PwC network and YES!Delft will support PwC with their innovation challenges.

YES!Delft has been one of the top incubators in the world for years and brings together experts, investors and corporate partners in its ecosystem. Rabobank, Shell and Royal Haskoning, among others, have previously joined as partners. Evert Jaap Lugt, Managing Director YES!Delft: “An active and extensive ecosystem is an inseparable part of our ambition to remain among the top. Only the best partners fit into this; PwC is a creditable company, and we are pleased they want to share their knowledge and expertise to further help the startups in our ecosystem.”

Edwin van Wijngaarden and Noor Sanders, both partners at PwC consultancy and accountants, were at the cradle of the new collaboration: “The world around us is changing faster than ever. This offers opportunities but also challenges for both PwC and our clients. To be able to answer the important questions of today, but also of tomorrow, we must work together. The partnership with YES!Delft is an example of such collaboration. By connecting our knowledge and our network to that of YES!Delft, we are mutually reinforcing and make a difference together.”

About YES!Delft – building tomorrow’s leading firms

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

About PwC

PwC wants to contribute to build trust in society and solve significant problems with their network of companies in 157 countries and over 276.000 people. PwC considers it their task to deliver quality in the field of assurance, tax and advisory services. You can find more information about PwC at www.pwc.nl. PwC refers to the Dutch company and can sometimes refer to the PwC network. Each affiliated company is a separate legal entity. See www.pwc.com/structure for more information.

YES!Delft and Kubota start cooperation on AgriTech innovation

Kubota Innovation Center Europe and YES!Delft have signed a partnership agreement. The main purpose of the cooperation is to accelerate innovation in the Kubota organisation further. As a first step, YES!Delft will map relevant technologies and startups in the AgriTech field.

Since the start in 1890, in Japan, Kubota has developed farm and industrial machinery, industrial systems and environmental technology as its principal business sectors. To further extend its AgriTech innovation opportunities, Kubota has initiated a partnership with YES!Delft. The cooperation entails various research phases focused on identifying key players and initiatives in the AgriTech sector. As a first step, relevant breakthrough technologies in AgriTech will be mapped.

YES!Delft is one of the leading tech incubators in the world and has extensive experience in mapping and analysing startups. “The experience that we have built in the past fourteen years makes us the ideal partner to assist Kubota in their search for new, innovative technologies and startups in the various agritech areas. We are proud to act as a partner on their behalf”, says Evert Jaap Lugt, Managing Director YES!Delft.

“Kubota’s approach to open innovation through its regional Innovation Centers matches perfectly with the YES!Delft incubation approach. The large startup eco-system and technological know-how in different industrial sectors offer a great opportunity for collaboration and challenge solving thinking beyond our traditional industry borders of AgriTech. We have already identified startups that can help us to broaden the future product portfolio”, says Peter van der Vlugt, General Manager & CTO Kubota Innovation Center Europe.

ABOUT YES!DELFT – BUILDING TOMORROW’S LEADING FIRMS

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

ABOUT KUBOTA

Kubota Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of agricultural, turf, hay and construction equipment and Industrial Engines since 1890. With world Headquarters in Osaka Japan, and offices in more than 110 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Kubota achieved revenues in 2018 of $ 17 Billion. Although agricultural equipment is Kubota’s primary line of products, Kubota also produces a diverse portfolio of other products including city-wide water filtration systems, irrigation, piping, roofing, housing and large underground valves. Its mission, “For Earth, For Life,” speaks of Kubota’s commitment to the preservation of the earth’s natural environment while aiding the production of food and water supplies that are vital to societal needs as our world population continues to grow. For more information on Kubota, please visit www.kubota-global.net or www.kubota-eu.com. 

 

YES!Delft – Kubota signing | 26 november 2019 | © Verkijk
Starting your own buisness

TOP 10 TECH STARTUP SUCCESS STORIES: NOVEMBER

Starting your own business can be difficult, yet YES!Delft startups are celebrating successes by securing investments and funds, developing new technology, as well as winning awards. Furthermore, four YES!Delft startups are flying to Las Vegas and attending the biggest tech fair in the world. Read on and find out all about it in this month’s top 10 tech startup success stories!
1 Circularise

The Validation Lab Accelerator and resident in our Digital Hub in The Hague is the only Dutch company that is a finalist in the BASF and Greentown Labs Circularity challenge. Only five teams are selected to move into the finals out of almost 100 that applied.

 

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2 Hardt Hyperloop 

They are on an upward trajectory! The ComplexTech startup received a multi-million Euro investment by the Dutch clean energy conglomerate Koolen Industries. They are developing a sustainable high-speed zero-emission transportation system. Yes, you heard correctly, completely CO2 neutral!

3 Kitepower

This year, they got to beey are awarded asto be the Most Innovative Wind Energy Development Solutions Provider in Europe 2019! They received the award by Corporate Vision Magazine. Each nominee was carefully selected based ony their performance over the past 12 months. Industry partners, as well as an in-house jury, choseselected the winners.

4 Atmos UAV

The aviation startup is collaborating with Global Flight GmbH, the biggest drone distributor in Europe. Together, they will be able to provide VTOL fixed-wing Marlyn drones to consumers in Germany and Austria and expand their customer base. 

 

5 SOLHO 

More great news from the Green Village, SOLHO has successfully installed its modular Thermal energy storage (TESMOD). This project is a collaboration with the Propulsion and Power group of the Aerospace faculty at TU Delft. In the upcoming months, they will assess its potential for a district heating application and its scalability. 

6 PATS

Their indoor drone solution will be featured at the 2022 Florida Expo organized by the Urban Green initiative. Their Utopian Island implements new sustainable solutions to make cities greener. Although the Expo will take place in two years, there are many events planned in the run-up to it. 

7 Somnox

They were selected to be the European Robotics startup of 2019! This received the award by Robot Union EU. Their sleeping robot is helping more and more people fall asleep and improve their health. Curious to read more about it? 

 

 

Envision 

The award ‘Dutch Startup of the Year’ goes to Envision! The winner was chosen by the audience and a selected jury at the Computable Awards in which they competed against 10 startups. Moreover, Envision could convince more than 20% of the audience to vote for their innovation.

 

9 ADI (Applied Drone Innovations) 

The robotics startup recieved funding of 250.000 Euro from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific research (NWO)! With this money, ADI is planning on accelerating their technology and growing its core team. The startup is helping farmers to monitor their crops with the goal of minimizing the spread of diseases. 

 

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10 CES 2020

Las Vegas, our startups are coming! Nowi, Circularise, Sense Glove, Envision, Odd.Bot and Project.BB are attending the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The biggest and most prestigious technology fair in the world with over 180,000 attendees! Furthermore, Royal Highness Prince Constantijn van Oranje will travel with them. They were selected by TechLeap and can represent themselves from the 7th to the 10th of January 2020. Get to know the startups:

Nowi creates sensors that never runs out of power thereby it reduces the need for changing batteries and unwanted cables. 

Circularise solves communication problems within the value chain by using Blockchain to enable a circular economy.  

Sense Gloves’ innovation brings virtual objects to life so that the user can feel touch and interact with them. 

Envision developed a software that provides people with visual impairment to live more independently for instance by reading menu cards or providing assistance when using public transport. 

Project.BB  has built a stand-alone robot that can detect litter and clean the beach from unwanted trash.

Odd.Bot their robot Weed Whacker provides a higher yield with less manual labor and less use of herbicides.

 

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[Closed] Vacancy: Project Coordinator

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

YES!Delft – Building Tomorrow’s Leading Firms

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

 

You, your mission & the ideal outcome 

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

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

 

Competences:

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

 

Job requirements:

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

 

We offer you

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

 

More information and application procedure 

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

[Closed] Vacancy: Program Manager

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

YES!Delft – Building Tomorrow’s Leading Firms

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

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

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

YES!Delft Services

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

  • Validation Lab: a 10-week part-time program for graduates, scientists and (young) professionals with the ambition to start a tech business. Validation Lab is all about finding customers and creating the insight that they are the key to a profitable business. 
  • Once the start-ups have a validated product-market fit they can apply to our incubator where the focus is on funding, team & personal development. The basis of these programs is mentoring, 1 on 1 coaching and masterclasses on subjects like personal development, company culture, negotiations, growth hacking or investments. 
  • We also run corporate and/or government programs focused on education, ideation and commercial & technical validation of (corporate) innovations. 

You

  • Have (at least) a completed WO degree or level obtained through relevant work experience
  • 5-10 years’ work experience
  • Strong organizational qualities and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills & a good listener
  • Experience with facilitating groups & giving workshops
  • You are stress-proof and always see opportunities for improvement
  • You are driven & accessible 
  • You are a sparring partner for colleagues, starting entrepreneurs, coaches, investors and other people in the YES!Delft network
  • Affinity and experience with start-ups, building ecosystems & government
  • Affinity with lean start-up, business modeling & scaling methodologies
  • Good knowledge of the Dutch & English language (both speaking and writing)


We offer you
The largest tech start-up ecosystem in Europe where you have the opportunity to develop yourself and implement your own ideas. We value an entrepreneurial attitude and hand you the opportunity to develop your own programs & focus areas. Being actively involved in the development of dozens of inspiring, disruptive innovations and work with smart, ambitious and successful entrepreneurs. You will work with a driven and ambitious team that goes above and beyond to support start-ups and builds a thriving ecosystem, day-in-day-out. YES!Delft offers a unique opportunity to contribute, learn and grow in the world of entrepreneurship. 

More information and application procedure
We look forward to your application. Please send your application (CV and motivation letter in English) to: robertjan@yesdelft.nl to the attention of Robert Jan van Vugt before November 24th 17:00. On Monday the 25th we will select the candidates for the first round of interviews. The first round will be on November 26th and November 27th. For questions please contact: Robert Jan van Vugt (operational director) via robertjan@yesdelft.nl

[Closed] Vacancy: Community Manager The Hague

ARE YOU READY TO BUILD TOMORROW’S LEADING FIRMS? YES!Delft is hiring a Community Manager for our The Hague office!(0,8-1,0 FTE)

YES!Delft – Building Tomorrow’s Leading Firms

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

  • YES!Delft The HagueYES!Delft’s new Digital Hub opened early 2019 in The Hague – focused on establishing a vibrant ecosystem for startups creating solutions based on technologies such as AI & Blockchain. Our ecosystem clearly goes well beyond the startups involved, also building strong links to industry, government, knowledge institutions and other initiatives.To further build up the ecosystem, there is an opportunity for an outgoing, service-minded community focal point to join our team – a colleague who simply “gets things done” whilst ensuring a positive and sharing attitude within our expanding communityThe Community Manager is responsible for both community and office management:
    • Being the trusted central point of contact for the community/ecosystem, representing YES!Delft as needed
    • Organizing community-building activities, such as meetups, events, social activities etc
    • Ensuring good communications both on & offline, and that the new community members can easily and quickly find their way around
    • Managing the office environment, ensuring that core functions like access control, ICT, interaction with reception, etc, are all effectively and responsively managed

    The role is part of both a local and a wider team, so to be carried out in close cooperation with YES!Delft team members in both our locations in The Hague and Delft.

    Profile:

    Required:

    • minimum HBO (Bachelor) degree
    • minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
    • Excellent communication skills both in Dutch and in English
    • Strong presentation skills, particularly re leading events
    • Self-starting attitude
    • 4 days/week minimum

    Beneficial:

    • experience with startups (hubs)
    • experience with community building
    • international experience
    • living in The Hague
    • Affinity with technology (startups)

    We offer you

    A world-class incubator: An inspiring startup environment where you have the opportunity to develop yourself in a unique way and where you are able to implement your ideas and improve our services wherever you see fit. You will work with a diverse, 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 in the Netherlands to contribute, learn and grow in the world of tech-entrepreneurship. Of course, a one-year contract, laptop, and mobile phone are a given and free domibos on location are a bonus.

    HOW TO APPLY
    We look forward to your motivation letter and CV in English. Please send your application to ras@yesdelft.nl in the attention of Ras Lalmy before November 30.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

About YES!Delft – building tomorrow’s leading firms

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

[Closed] Vacancy: Freelance Event Coordinator

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

YES!Delft – Building Tomorrow’s Leading Firms

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

Your mission & the ideal outcome

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

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

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

About our events

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

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

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

More information and application procedure

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

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