DELITELABS course: CHECK! The adventure starts now

Violeta Garin Diary 21-24, Latest Post Leave a Comment

5 weeks ago DELITELABS third course started with a bunch of motivated students. After all this time and experiences, we are proud to say that we are a family now. We are all connected by our passion about entrepreneurship and we want to keep “learning by doing” in order to take this fantastic 4 projects to the next level. Our …

Twente Journey: DELITELABS stars

Jana Alhob Shalgheen Diary 21-24, Latest Post Leave a Comment

Our prototyping week journey at Twente University continues. The entrepreneurs teams have already spent three days in the University! They explored the amazing facilities and enjoyed the atmosphere working with the university students. DAY TWO: After the First Day, the second was such an energetic day. After the morning session, where Violeta and Michi guided the students in the process of developing their …

Day 15: Our adventure at University of Twente starts today

Bastiaan Grutterink Diary 21-24, Latest Post Leave a Comment

It was an early morning for our students. At 8:40 we planned to be at the station to get on the train 9:07 to ride to our destination Enschede. In Enschede we are going to attend an event on the campus of the University of Twente. In fact we have arranged this event as a prototyping week for our students. …

DELITELABS in the eyes of the students!

Jana Alhob Shalgheen Diary 17-20, Latest Post Leave a Comment

Get to know these talented DELITELABS entrepreneurs and support them and help by DONATING in our crowdfunding campaign! How is you experience in DELITELABS, and what did you learn in DELITELABS so far?   Sam Anton Ibrahim We are no more what we were before participating in DELITELABS. DELITELABS experience is the device that pushed us to the next level in …

Day 14: Embracing Failure and Success in DELITELABS!

Jana Alhob Shalgheen Diary 17-20 Leave a Comment

After a spectacular day 13, the whole DELITELABS squad was in such high energy today, eager to start day 14 with our special guest Annemiek Tigchelaar  CEO and founder of Idealists.nl  . She has a big experience in branding, fundraising and creating awareness and she helps companies and assist them to achieve your goals. Our students had a chance to talk with Annemiek and ask her all the questions they had …

Day 13: Prototyping. Mom is not on the list today at DELITELABS!

Jana Alhob Shalgheen Diary 17-20 Leave a Comment

It is day 13 already at DELITELABS! WOW! Time is really flying in the third course, and we are now in week three where the projects are nicely coming around and the students are working so hard to achieve the desirable result. Our day started with our special guest Ligia Coimbra  Graphic designer, MA in strategic design, and specialist in Creative …

Day 11: Great ideas for brilliant solutions in DELITELABS!

Jana Alhob Shalgheen Diary 17-20 Leave a Comment

It is already two week now in the 3rd course at DELITELABS, and things are getting more serious and interesting. Today, our students learned all about business model innovation with the specialist trainer Karim Maarek (THNK School For Creative Leadership). We want great ideas that provide brilliant solutions. In previous lectures, Karim guided the students how to evaluate the target market, focus on a specific problem and find …

Bastiaan Grutterink: “DELITELABS is a vehicle that causes a drive in people”.

Jana Alhob Shalgheen Diary 9-12, Meet the team Leave a Comment

Bas is a Dutch guy with a lot of aspirations, interests and dreams. He is 26 years with many experiences in sales and marketing, and working with WEBPACK. He is writing his thesis for Saxion Hogeschool in Arts and Technologies, and doing his internship at DELITELABS. How did you know about DELITELABS? I came to learn about DELITELABS through a friend …

Day 10: Social media power at DELITELABS

Violeta Garin Diary 9-12 Leave a Comment

Today we enjoy the visit of Will Wells and Daniel Martin, young english entrepreneurs that came all the way from London in order to run a workshop about social media with the DELITELABS students and other external guests that joined us especially for the occasion.   We talk about #socialmedia today with @foundersltd #adayinDELITELABS Una foto publicada por DELITELABS (@delitelabs) …

Day 9: Sorting ideas with an inspiring visit at DELITELABS

Violeta Garin Diary 9-12 Leave a Comment

We are in the second week of DELITELABS intensive program and the teams are defining their ideas and value proposition. I couldn’t wait more to this moment to arrive! All the teams had the morning to work and try to sort their different solution ideas based on their impact and likelihood of success. They also create clusters with some ideas with a …

Day 8: “That’s right, Bob!”

Jana Alhob Shalgheen Diary 9-12 Leave a Comment

It is day 8 already, and we can feel the excitement of achievement  in the air. Our teams are set and ready to unleash their creativity. Unfortunately, creativity and innovation does not completely go hand in hand with cleaning the dishes. Nevertheless, in DELITELABS we have fun doing all the activities. We had a very energetic morning cleaning and refreshing the space in order for …

Day 5: A day of reflection and pitching

Bastiaan Grutterink Diary 5-8 Leave a Comment

The bonding continues. Yesterday we had a little surprise for our students. After the energisers and theatrical teachings of Ana Barona and David Limaverde. We devised another assignment. We wanted to see how they would react like newby entrepreneurs. And we weren’t disappointed. An essential part of success is learn They had to do a Dinner Challenge, which we spoke of yesterday. The event was a pretty …

Day 4: Theater master VS master Chef in DELITELABS!

Jana Alhob Shalgheen Diary 5-8 Leave a Comment

DELITELABS journey continues and there is no day like the other, after day one and two and three a new surprise and a new experience were waiting for our students so they can develop their many skills and discover new ones. Day 4 was super energetic with our phenomenal theater professional guests Ana Barona and David Limaverde  form PLEK who worked with the students …

DELITELABS day 3: An interrupted lecture

Bastiaan Grutterink Diary 5-8 Leave a Comment

Yesterday was all about storytelling. Today the most part was about crowdfunding. Sometimes the amount of information that the students are getting in DELITELABS is overwhelming, but never dull. Today we had an abundance of interesting exercises and lectures planned for them and they just eat it up. Today the energy of achievement is almost tangible in the room. The day …

Day 1: Let’s get started!

Jana Alhob Shalgheen Diary 1-4 Leave a Comment

Day one in DELITELABS course three was simply unforgettable. The students started arriving at midday and we shared the lunch together to get to know each other more in the beautiful building and beautiful weather. The students were lucky to start their journey at DELITELABS with a very inspirational and talented life coach Xavier Fuste who came to join us …

Five reasons to become an entrepreneur as a refugee

Jana Alhob Shalgheen About the program, Diary 1-4 Leave a Comment

When I decided to join an entrepreneurship course at DELITELABS only after months from getting my permit in the Netherlands many people thought that I am taking this step too soon. They did not see entrepreneurship and refuges as a balanced combination. To be honest being young and curious about everything made it easy to jump into the opportunity, but there …