About YES!Delft

At YES!Delft, we help tech startups with promising ideas accelerate their business and grow into successful companies.

We help build tomorrow’s leading tech firms by providing tailored services with an extensive ecosystem to our startups, without taking equity.

  • 450+ Startups Are part of our startup community
  • 83% Still active Percentage of our startups still in business after 5 years
  • 300+ Investors We actively connect our startups to our investor network

We believe in the impact tech companies can have. Through innovation, they provide a crucial contribution to our society and economy. Our services turn promising ideas and teams into solid tech startups and help them grow into successful companies. By connecting our unique startup programs & services with our regional ecosystem of experts, mentors, partners, and investors, we help build tomorrow’s leading tech firms.

We are proud to say we do not take equity.

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Together with our shareholders TU Delft, Municipality of Delft and the Erasmus University and many partners, investors, mentors, municipalities and other incubators and accelerators we are an ecosystem. Located at the TU Delft Campus in Delft, the technology hub in the South of Holland. TU Delft Campus is the international breeding ground for radical innovations, shaping the future of Robotics, AI, Quantum, MedTech and Energy Transition.

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Meet our team

YES!Delft team is made of entrepreneurs, innovators and tech enthusiasts. We know how it is to run a company because many of us have started one in the past. Our team is dedicated to sharing their knowledge, connecting you to the right people and organisations and bringing value to the entrepreneurs that enter the incubator.

We are always looking for new talent

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Supervisory board

  • Prof. dr. ir. Lucas van Vliet
    Prof. dr. ir. Lucas van Vliet Chairman Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, TU Delft
  • Ir. Eline van Beest
    Ir. Eline van Beest Medtech & Biotech Entrepreneur, Investor & Boardmember
  • Ir. Maaike Zwart
    Ir. Maaike Zwart Alderman for Sustainability, Work & Income and Economy at Municipality Delft
  • Peter Goedvolk
    Peter Goedvolk Entrepreneur, Founder & Investor at First Dutch
  • Dr. Joris Meijaard
    Dr. Joris Meijaard Lecturer at Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) and Erasmus University Rotterdam

Meet our mentors

With decades upon decades of experience between them, our mentors are a vital component of the YES!Delft ecosystem.

Real impact

YES!Delft opened the doors of its first location in 2005 as one of the first incubators in the Netherlands, right next to the campus of Delft University of Technology. Today, with three locations in Delft, Rotterdam and The Hague, we have grown – and continue to grow – into a vast and vibrant community of entrepreneurs, mentors, partners and investors.

Combined with our unique set of programs and services, this enables startups and scale-ups to bring their disruptive technological innovations to the market as quickly and as effectively as possible. And thereby create a real, positive and often much-needed impact in society.

How do we differentiate ourselves? We support entrepreneurs who build complex products, both hardware and digital, in challenging markets, often with a run-up time and expensive prototyping involved. We take zero equity as we are a non-profit organisation. We believe that the entrepreneur comes first and we value quality over quantity.

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