YOUR STARTUP SCHOOL
Would you like to experience the startup journey? Apply to one of our courses.
Would like to support one of our participants or donate money or goods? Find out how.
JOIN OUR TEAM
Would you like to volunteer and get actively involved? Let us know what you are good at.
Would you like to help our startups to test their prototypes? Enlist to become an early adopter.
WE GET YOU TO THE STARTING LINE
DELITELABS offers an intensive course, where you experience entrepreneurship in a safe environment and discover whether creating your own business is a viable option for you. It is 100% in English.
We believe you can read books by yourself. DELITELABS is all about doing. We make top notch business methodologies accessible to you. You will be surprised how the facilitated application of design thinking and the lean startup will activate your entrepreneurial spirit. Monday to Thursday you will have 4 – 6 hours of plenary sessions. In the other half of the day and on Friday you will have to organize yourself to apply the things that you have learned. We believe that managing your own time is the first thing you need to learn if you want to run your own business: A startup is no 9 to 5 job!
The skilled trainers will spoon-feed you the methodologies and tools you need along your startup journey. At the end of our course you will have experienced what it means emotionally to run your own enterprise and will have pitched your validated concepts to representatives of the local startup ecosystem. Either you like it and would like to continue setting up your business or you at least had the chance to find out that this is not for you. In any case we will show you what your options are in the local startup ecosystem. You will need to decide and take the next step by yourself.
The logos of our partners are merely indicative for possible next steps and do not guarantee a position for our graduates.
TAKE YOUR FUTURE IN YOUR OWN HANDS
We are looking for young, curious, and driven participants of various backgrounds (technical, business, science, engineering, marketing, and design) or relevant hands on vocational experience. You can apply without a business idea or team.
The pilot is primarily focused on participants with a migration background. However, we also welcome local participants to foster integration. At later courses we strive for a balanced mix between recent migrants and locals.
So, are you intrinsically entrepreneurial, below 40, fluent in English, and with the dream of starting your business in The Netherlands? Go ahead, take initiative and apply below.
THE COURSE PROGRAM
WHAT YOU GET FOR FREE
We have prepared an intensive ride for you based on design thinking and the lean startup. However we believe that self-development and personal growth are most important for aspiring entrepreneurs. After all, it is you who has to carry your future enterprise on your own shoulders. Therefore we also added a pinch of mindfulness. We start Module 1 with reflecting on what is important to you. You will define your own challenge topic for the ideation in module 2 and prototyping in module 3. In the end you will be ready to pitch your tested business idea.
Our intensive program is typically from 0900 to 1300 from Monday to Thursday with independent work in your teams in the afternoons and on Friday. However, we have external guest speakers and it is very likely that these sessions will also take place outside the mornings.
Our modular approach allows you to pause in your journey in between modules. However, we strongly encourage you to take module 2 and 3 after each other. To move from one Module to another, you need to have completed the previous one. We select the teams that can move on from module 1 to module 2.
Amsterdam – May 23rd to July 1st
RUNNING Amsterdam – April 4th to May 20
Additional courses in Amsterdam and other locations are to be announced.
SUPPORT OUR PILOT COURSE
On April 4th DELITELABS launches a pilot program primarily for recent migrants. You like what we do? Please support us and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are a foundation established in the Netherlands and our ANBI (non profit) status application is being prepared.
Oude Waal 4E
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You would like to help us with your time? We always need helping hands and inspirational speakers. Let us know what you are good at.
CROWDSOURCING EARLY ADOPTERS
You know that startups need to test with customers and would like to support us by becoming an early adopter. Sign up here and you will get contacted as soon as our teams have relevant prototypes ready to be tested with you.
Beyond the course, DELITELABS is a community of graduates that continue to support each other in realizing their ideas. DELITELABS is offered to you for free and we trust that you gain a lot from our course and would like to give back once you are in the position to do so. We will jointly decide how you may best do that; be it in the form of a monthly subscription or a different type of support. As part of the community you will get:
Peer to peer coaching
Help each other to become successful
Stay up to date about methodologies uses at DELITELABS
Invitations to DELITELABS events
Meet our people and get inspired