02Complex technologies to create a better world

Located in Delft, the Netherlands’ most technical city, YES!Delft entrepreneurs work on hardware and applied software technology. Over the past 12 years, we have built a broad portfolio of startups in Complex Technologies including Nanotech, CleanTech, MedTech and BioTech. Over the past 12 years, we successfully supported 200+ complex tech startups (from high tech scoot mobiles to inkless printers and sleeping robots) that solve real-life problems and make impact in world. We are the world’s #2 tech business incubator. Read more about YES!Delft here.

Why you should apply for our startup programs
We exclusively support tech startups with game-changing technology. The passion you have for your technology is what drives us. We understand what you are going through – long development processes, expensive prototyping, run-up time, etcetera. Our program is suitable for your complex technology ideas. With support from our ecosystem, your idea will be able to become a successful business.

How you benefit
Our network exists of corporate partners, mentors and experts that guide you in your development process. We work closely together with the Technical University of Delft. Our strong connection with the university is your gateway to scientific research.

03Complex Technologies Mentors

04Complex Technologies Companies

Embedded Acoustics
Sense IT

05Complex Technologies Partners

Arnold & Siedsma
Bird & Bird
Hike one
Stasburg Reeve
Studio mango
Wijs en van Oostveen

06Complex Technologies 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.


€50,- (exc. VAT) per person*. The fee covers program costs, workshop material 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 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 Complex Tech-specific network and mentors. However, in some cases we will combine startups from different fields (AI, Robotics, Aviation, 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.


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 Complex Technologies
    Deadline August 16, 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.


    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

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      08Do 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]