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!

Breeze

Breeze is a dating app that is taking online dating offline again. This summer, they spent some money on a marketing concept developed by Kesselskramer. They used the idea to work out their marketing materials and advertised on channels like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Spotify and YouTube. The result was that many new users started dating and returned to the platform, especially women. YES!Delft awarded them with the Best Promo of the year 2021 award!

Two years ago, Breeze joined YES!Delft and they loved the community sense in the building. All these Tech startups with the same dreams and ambitions. The programs prepared them to grow their business. They expanded the team and moved to a larger office in Rotterdam. This year two people joined the team, and they are still looking for more people. Check the vacancies on their website!. They are working hard on their next round of funding which will be closed by the end of Q1. A shout out to investors to keep an eye on them!

Breeze is very happy that the cafés and restaurants opened again so people can actually go out and meet again – let’s hope for a Summer of Love!

Breeze

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