02The sky is not the limit

For decades aerospace and aviation were the area of large, slow and conservative institutes. However, this is changing rapidly. With unmanned flights including flying Uber taxis and a Tesla which are orbiting the Earth we have launched a new era where startups are able to fly, launch and orbit as much as the existing parties.

Aerospace is more than drones, rockets and flying taxis. For example VR and AI are able to open up opportunities previously unknown to the industry, and are probably able to decrease cost and/or increase safety in ways which are unprecedented.

Still, aviation is a difficult industry to get going. You most likely need large up-front investments, and proven technology to have an impact. YES!Delft is perfectly suited for your launch as we have collaborations with NLR, faculty of aerospace engineering, among others. Give your flight startup an enormous boost by joining YES!Delft’s incubator.

03Aviation Companies

Fly Aeolus
KE-works
Delft Dynamics
Atmos
Mainblades inspections
Airocam
Drones for Work
AELS
HARDT
T-Minus Engineering
Actiflow
Bird Control Group

04Aviation Partners

Defensie
NLR
Shell

05Aviation Programs

Discovery track

2 x 0,5 day workshop over a period of 1 month to find your inner entrepreneur, meet your co-founder & get a taste of the YES!Delft community.

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About this program

  • Goal: During the Discovery Track you get a flavour of entrepreneurship, you meet like-minded entrepreneurial people and prepare to apply for Validation Lab. This program is not area-specific.
  • What: 4 hr crash course on customer discovery – 30 days for individual customer discovery – 4 hr crash course on value proposition design. Teams will be formed during the workshop if you don’t have a partner.
  • Selection criteria: Entrepreneurial mindset, innovative idea and/or co-founder wish.

If you have any questions about our programs, contact Emma (Startup Scout) or sign up for our monthly info session.

Costs

€50,- (exc. VAT) per person*. The fee covers program costs, workshop material, lunch & drinks and coaching.

*In some cases, it might not be possible to work on your own idea. However, access to all tools and workshop materials (canvasses, post-its and presentations) are guaranteed.

  • Discovery Track All Focus Areas
    Deadline July 16, 2018
  • Discovery Track All Focus Areas
    Deadline October 17, 2018
  • Discovery Track All Focus Areas
    Deadline November 19, 2018

Validation Lab

3-month pressure cooker, 1 day per week to enable early stage startups to validate their business idea and find their product/market fit.

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About this program

  • Goal: Find your market/product fit. We use methods from Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad and Alexander Osterwalder’s Value Proposition Design. You will test the correctness of your assumptions by talking to as many potential customers as possible. Validation Lab is the way to prepare for our acceleration program.
  • What: 3 months of validation with weekly peer-to-peer sessions and workshops. Receive input and feedback from fellow participants, experienced trainers and personal mentors. Your result will be a market/product fit, a validated customer segment and a value proposition design that responds to the actual needs of your customer.
  • Meet the Startups: Validation Lab alumni can participate in Meet the Startups: a day dedicated to showcasing, networking, speed dating and matchmaking. The event is focused on facilitating effective connections between companies, potential clients and/or potential investors
  • Selection criteria: innovative technology, team of 2 or more cofounders.
  • *DISCLAIMER: Upon admission you are guaranteed to get access to our Aviation-specific network and mentors. However, in some cases we will combine startups from different fields (AI, Robotics, Blockchain, CleanTech etc) in order to stimulate cross-over knowledge transfer.

If you have any questions about our programs, contact Emma (Startup Scout) or sign up for our monthly info session.

Costs

Commitment fee of €1250,- (exc. VAT) per team of 2 founders and €500 (exc. VAT) for every next founder participating in the program. The fee covers program costs, working space, workshops, lunch & drinks, access to YES!Delft network, coaching and workshop materials incl. books, brainstorm canvasses.

  • Validation Lab All Focus Areas
    Deadline August 24, 2018

    Accelerator Program

    A part-time 3-month program to enable your company to accelerate!

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    About this program

    • Goal: Set the foundation of your business, sell your first pilot.
    • What: 3 months of intensive work on getting the basics right, build entrepreneurial skills and plan for growth. Workshops from setting up a legal entity to masterclasses on sales and negotiations, we support you in becoming a true scalable innovative tech company.
    • Mentoring: We believe you have to learn from the best. You will be linked to an experienced serial entrepreneur who guide and supports you along the way
    • Next steps: At the end of this program you’ll set up a milestone plan for rapid acceleration. You’ll have learned how to cope with challenges related to a fast growing tech company, including team dynamics. You’ll have office space at YES!Delft, you’ll be part of our startup community and have landed your first sales. You’ll be ready for our follow-up Growth Program.
    • Selection criteria: innovative technology, team of 2 or more cofounders, defined product/market fit
    • *DISCLAIMER: In order to stimulate cross-over knowledge transfer, we combine startups from different fields (AI, Robotics, Aviation, CleanTech etc) within our Accelerator Program. In addition we offer field-related network and mentorship.

    If you have any questions about our programs, contact Emma (Startup Scout) or sign up for our monthly info session.

    Costs

    We do NOT take equity.

    We work with a split success fee of €25.000 which will be reinvested into the program:
    – when generating €200.000 in revenue -> €5.000
    – when generating €1M in revenue -> €20.000

    • Accelerator Program All Focus Areas
      Deadline August 3, 2018

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      07Do you have any questions?

      Do you have any questions about the programs or are you interested in more information about the selection process?
      Emma Kluwen Startup Scout YES!Delft +31 628504045 [email protected]