02Three top universities join forces to improve the education system

The education system is ever changing. People from all over the world have access to knowledge through the internet and can get in contact with peers, tutors and experts in a matter of clicks. Due to increasing wealth, more and more people can afford to go to universities as well. Universities are therefore flooding with students and struggling to facilitate all knowledge eager students. Three top universities from the Netherlands, Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam, want to stay ahead of this trend and continue to provide the top quality for all their students. Therefore, they’re joining forces to innovate together and have a positive impact on the whole education system, from K-12 to higher education.

Together with incubators ECE Rotterdam, Plnt Leiden and YES!Delft they’re organising a validation lab to give EdTech start-ups a chance to launch their business. With academic experts from the three Universities, business experts from the incubators and access to testing groups, launching customers and funding possibilities. The start-ups will have acces to everything needed to launch their business. Do you want to make a change in the education system an bring knowledge to the people, join our validation program and launch your business this year!

03EdTech 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 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

Program format under construction

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About this program

To be announced

Costs

To be announced

  • Validation Lab EdTech
    Deadline October 1, 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

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      05Do 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]