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STARTUP SCHOOL


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 enjoyed the journey and would like to continue setting up your business. Then you will have to decide with what partner to move on. Or you at least had the chance to find out that entrepreneurship is not for you. In any case you will have learned how to create something by yourself!

The logos of our partners are merely indicative for possible next steps and do not guarantee a position for our graduates.


PARTICIPANTS


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.

We believe in integration – also during our course. Therefore we welcome locals as well as people with a migration background to jointly work on their future. You will be amazed how much you will learn from each other in such a mixed group.

So, are you intrinsically entrepreneurial, energized, 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


5 WEEKS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE


 

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 and coaching.

We start with reflecting on what is important to you. You will define your own challenge topic for the ideation and prototyping phases. 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.

After the actual intensive 5 weeks program, there will be a sixth optional week where you can write a business plan.


AVAILABLE COURSES AND COST


Amsterdam – September 19th to October 21st 2016

The total cost is EUR 2000 for the full 5 weeks intensive course.
But we do have scholarships available for refugees
(with and without status) and unemployed youth.

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Past courses
Amsterdam – May 23rd to July 1st 2016
Amsterdam – April 4th to May 20th 2016
Valencia – November 16th to December 18th 2015
Valencia – October 5th to November 6th 2015

DELITELABS COMMUNITY


Beyond the course, DELITELABS is a community of graduates that continue to support each other in realizing their ideas. DELITELABS is offered to you at a discount 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. As part of the community you will get:

  • Connector.

    Peer to peer coaching

    Help each other to become successful

  • Connector.

    Content updates

    Stay up to date about methodologies uses at DELITELABS

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    Invitations to DELITELABS events

    Meet our people and get inspired


 

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