For us entrepreneurship is a mean to inspire creation, taking initiative and professional working. At the same time we also see entrepreneurship as an end, to stimulate economic independence.

We believe you can read books by yourself. DELITELABS is all about doing. Knowing happens the best by trying and failing and trying again. We make top notch business methodologies accessible to you, in order to enrich your toolbox and experience with experts and peers. You will be surprised how the facilitated application of design thinking and the lean start-up method will activate your entrepreneurial spirit.

At DELITELABS we have designed a number of learning products for you: ranging from one-time lectures to full 3 months incubation programs. You choose what you need to get started.

All our programmes are in English or Dutch.

  • Evening lectures – Continously
  • 4 Months ICE Academy, training + working
  • Short 1 or 2 day JOYN Bootcamps
  • Intensive pre-acceleration programs (e.g. Star/T in Twente)
  • 3 months part-time incubation programs

All programs are free of charge for participants, and funded by our partners.

4 months ICE Academy

The Ice Academy is a 4 month program in cooperation with Ben & Jerry Netherlands.

As a participant you will have a part-time job working with big brands, while following an entrepreneurship training program provided by the experts at DELITELABS – to discover and develop your own business ideas.

The program guides you through a step by step process of learning how to generate a business model and validate your ideas. You will also gain knowledge and different tools that you can apply in areas like marketing and finance of your potential future business.

The program is designed for newcomers to the Netherlands who enjoy working in teams, want to make friends and expand their professional network.

The next ICE Academy program 2020 will run from May to September. It will be announced when open for applications. If interested in our next program you can sign up and we’ll get back to you to discuss participation and a possible intake interview.

Evening lectures

In our inspiring evening lecture series you will learn about a wide range of topics: from how to do business in the Netherlands and business basics, to strategy, marketing or negotiations. We have carefully curated an entire curriculum for you that you can follow either as a participant of one of our incubation programs or also as an interested individual that would like to get in touch with the DELITELABS community. Just drop by to get inspired!

You can check out upcoming lectures on our Facebook page, or send us an email.


Short JOYN Bootcamp

In this short intensive get together, you will get a glance of the steps to build a start-up using design thinking. The aim of the bootcamp is to give compressed introductions to what it is like to act like an entrepreneur, the tools and the mind-set. You can join without a business idea and discover the passionate entrepreneur in you!

By the end of the bootcamp, you will get the knowledge of the basic terms about entrepreneurship, and most importantly – is entrepreneurship something for you?

Even if the answer will be no, you will have had fun and grown your professional business network in the Netherlands, have learned how 21st century business works and how to take own initiative to be a pro-active employee, gained business English training and created new connections with other aspiring entrepreneurs.

Want to join? Apply now!

3 months incubation program

In the 3 months program, the experienced trainers will teach you the methodologies and tools you need along your start-up journey. You will go through our DELITELABS process to discover and develop your business idea. We start with your passion and purpose, strengths and experience to make sure you’ll be working on the idea that excites you the most.

After you have found a problem that you want to solve (and maybe a team), the focus will be about gaining knowledge and tools; design thinking, business models, leadership, team formation, marketing, access to finance and how doing business works in the Netherlands. Remember: we are all about doing! Once you know your business concept, an experienced mentor will help you to make fast progress. We help you all the way: until incorporation and how to get access to (pre-seed) finance.

Want to join? Apply now!