validation lab

Program guide

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The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving fast and is full of possibilities. Over the duration of Horizon 2020, €2.6 billion have been invested on AI-related areas. Parallel to that is the growing need of trust. Blockchain is fundamentally a technology that enables trust, but developing it comes with great challenges. 

The municipality of The Hague and YES!Delft understand difficulties of getting AI or blockchain technologies to the market. Therefore, we're joined forces and provide an AI/Blockchain Validation Lab  to offer the right framework for your startup to succeed.


Application deadline 10-01-2020
Selection day TBD
Start date 10-02-2020
End date TBD


The municipality of The Hague and YES!Delft join forces to provide a 10-week AI/Blockchain Validation Lab to help you find your product/market fit and talk to 100+ potential customers. Get access to our ecosystem including the right political connections in The Hague and YES!Delfts startup network.

For who

Startups with at least two committed founders looking to launch their business that uses AI or Blockchain


YES!Delft and The Hague understand the opportunity and the challenges that AI or Blockchain technologies bring – bringing together the key ingredients in one environment: a proven startup ecosystem together with the political connections of The Hague, the network of YES!Delft and the links to TU Delft.

The program focuses explicitly on AI and Blockchain, which means that we get workshops and networking opportunities that are right in the middle of our industry. I’m really happy to have become part of the YES!Delft community that supports us in our growth!
“I help startups get the customer perspective. Many of them have these huge dreams – and that’s great! But running a business is not a dream. It’s a lot of hard work of really understanding why customers might consider buying your stuff.

Marcel Dijkgraaf

Co-Founder Nova One

jan Willem Klerkx

AI Mentor

Ecosystem Partners

Meet our AI/Blockchain ecosystem partners that make this Validation Lab possible


Meet our dedicated AI/Blockchain mentors that help your startup thrive

Alex Bausch


Application deadline 10-01-2020
Selection day TBD
Start date 10-02-2020
End date 01-01-1970


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