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WE GET YOU TO THE STARTING LINE
DELITELABS offers an intensive program 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.
Every day there is a 2 – 3 hour “mini MBA” lesson. The experienced lecturers will teach you the methodologies and tools you need along your startup journey.
Additionally there are more events and workshops during the week to help you to get on your way. During the rest of the time you will have to organize yourself to apply the things that you have learned – with the help of the DELITELABS community.
We believe that managing your own time is the first thing you need to learn if you want to run your own business! You choose when you want to attend lectures and when you want to make use of our co-working space.
After you have found a business idea and a team, an experienced mentor will help you to incubate your business concept. We help you all the way: until incorporation and how to get access to (pre-seed) finance.
Once you decide to leave the program, you either enjoyed the journey and would like to continue with your business. Or, if we find out that startup entrepreneurship is not the right thing for you, you at least will have grown your professional business network in the Netherlands and have learned how 21st century business works. This will help you with finding a job.
In any case you will have had fun, learned how to take own initiative and have found a new family of likeminded people!
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 inclusion. Therefore we welcome locals as well as people with a migration background. We focus on people who are underemployed or on welfare (uitkering). Together with our corporate trainees you will jointly work on your future. You will be amazed how much you will learn from each other in such a mixed group.
So, are you intrinsically entrepreneurial, energized, fluent in English, and do you dream of starting your business in The Netherlands?
Go ahead, take initiative and apply.
AN EXPERIENCE 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.
MAIN FOCUS: YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS
We start with reflecting on what is important to you. You will find a team and define your own challenge topic. Once you convince us that your team and topic is sound, you can apply for the ideation and prototyping phases, where you will get an expert mentor to support you. In the end you will be ready to pitch your tested business idea and apply to the next phase where we will also help you with incorporation and how to get access to finance.
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES TO MANAGE YOUR TIME
DELITELABS is open for you every day. Everyday there will be a 2-3h lecture as well as other workshops and events. You can choose which lectures to follow and how long to stay at DELITELABS. We understand that different people and teams work at different speeds. So you are welcome to choose your own speed! Some of you will manage to create their business already after a few months, other may take longer, because, for example, you follow other courses or a part time job in parallel. However, we do require you to follow a minimum of 8 lectures every month.
BE PART OF OUR ENTREPRENEUR COMMUNITY
The only condition to be part of the DELITELABS community (and get full access to the innovative learning program, constant mentorship and our co-working space) is that you successfully participate at one of our 2 day check in events and that you pay your monthly subscription fee. You can apply to the 2 day check in event below, which will cost you EUR 20 to cover snacks and drinks. The next bootcamps are:
- JOYN Introduction Bootcamp #1: April 24th & 25th (SOLD OUT)
- JOYN Introduction Bootcamp #2: May 23rd & 24th
After the bootcamp you can join and sign up for the full DELITELABS program. Please ask us during the interview about the financial options. You may also use your DUO loan for DELITELABS. Please apply and we can find out during the interview if this would work for you.
Would you like to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of your staff while supporting a social enterprise?
In order to bring top-tier startup education to talented vulnerable target groups in the Netherlands, like unemployed youth or refugees, we have blended the relevant training content from leading consulting firms, as well as the input from boutique players and hands on startup experience.
We have processed all this knowledge and condensed it to an effective form that is easily accessible and emotionally relatable. Find out how this can benefit your employees.
2 Day Bootcamp
Provide the theme for one of our bootcamps and have your staff mingle with our talents to work on new perspectives for your business challenges.
- DELITELABS innovation flow
- Short 2 day engagement
- Skill based “volunteering”
Full Immersive Training
Have your staff join our main program for an extended period of time: part time for up to 3 months. Work shoulder to shoulder with our talents.
- Act like a startup
- Full experiental learning journey
- Learn about resilience and cultural diversity
Get New Perspectives
Let’s find out how our wealth of different experiences, from professional start-up know how to boarding a raft across the Mediterranean can re-shape your thinking.
- New perspectives for your people
- New perspectives for your challenges
- Tailor made
If you want to allow your people to benefit from the intensive DELITELABS experience, please contact us to explore how we could work together.