Meet the startups Rotterdam

Are you curious to meet the startups from YES!Delft Rotterdam? Join us for the 2nd edition of Meet the Startups Rotterdam, where we will put these startups in the spotlight!

About the event

During this event, YES!Delft Rotterdam puts a spotlight on the participants of the Rotterdam validation program. Our second batch, which includes 9 startups from the Rotterdam Startup Program, is ready to pitch in front of an audience and build valuable connections with you!

Our mission is crystal clear — to empower startups to take the next concrete action towards success. Therefore, we aim to create meaningful connections among startups, mentors, partners, entrepreneurial students and investors. Together, they form an ecosystem from which all parties can benefit from.

Join us on the 22nd of May for an afternoon filled with inspiration, collaboration, and the celebration of entrepreneurial spirit. Let’s shine a spotlight on the path to success.

Please note: this is an invite only event, if you are interested e-mail:


15:00 – 15:30 Walk in

15:30 – 15:40 Opening

15:40 – 16:00 Keynote Speaker

16:00 – 16:05 Connecting Challenge

16:05 – 16:35 3 Pitches

16:35 – 16:50 Break

16:50 – 18:00 6 pitches

18:00 -18:05 Closing

18:05 – 19:30 Network fair

Information about the startups

AIR Robotica

AIR Robotica aims to enhance the relevance of robotics through cutting-edge technologies and software.


NOLOPA aims to address the fundamental challenge of conveying music’s emotional depth and power to the deaf community by translating it into tactile vibrations, thereby enhancing their overall entertainment encounters.


Thrive is a mental health platform that consolidates all the tools and resources to better one’s mental health. The platform aggregates information on available licensed psychologists and psychiatrists in the user’s area, allowing for quick access to professional support.

Biosphere Solar

Biosphere Solar offers individuals and businesses truly sustainable solar panels from ethically sourced materials, with a durable and disassemblable design and an attractive aesthetic.


Arboretica is building an AI-driven ESG platform to automate sustainability analysis. The platform helps both corporations and policymakers to gain instant access to external ESG intelligence, benchmark ESG practices and policies, and help them position ahead of the market.


VEMS revolutionises Energy Management Systems (EMS) with a software-only, IoT-driven approach, enhancing efficiency and sustainability.

Uncovered. Cosmetics.

Uncovered. is a personalised sustainable e-commerce platform where people can find their cosmetic products from brands with a social mission, such as green, clean, natural ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free, etc.


Leext digitilizes the entire recruitment process with its all-in-one dashboard to provide an unbiased selection.


Interfas is an AI-Copilot platform for A/B testing and conversion optimization that provides instant copy and messaging feedback for your website.

Keynote Speaker

Wouter de Bruijne

After founding his first company while studying business administration at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Wouter’s career really started when he joined the tech incubator YES!Delft.

During Wouter’s seven years at YES!Delft, in the role of marketing manager and commercial director, the incubator grew to become one of the leading incubators for tech startups in Europe.

After seeing so many startups flourish, it was time to go back at it himself. Wouter joined the founding team of ParkBee. ParkBee taps into the potential of opening up private parking locations to the public, optimizing the use of underutilized parking spaces in offices, hotels, and public car parks. In 8 years ParkBee, has grown to over 600 locations in 5 countries across Europe and 100 FTE.

After quite the journey himself, Wouter dedicates some of his time to coaching other founders to become more resilient for all the challenges they are facing on their
entrepreneurial path.

Expert Board

Lorenzo Rando

Entrepreneur passionate about people, culture & innovation. Driving startup success at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Lethabo Motsoaledi

Lethabo Motsoaledi, Co-Founder and CTO of Voyc. In 2023, Lethabo was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe honouree in the
Technology sector.

Joris Meijaard

Joris is an Entrepreneurship A.D. at RSM, Erasmus University, and a supervisory board member at YES!Delft and founder at MIR.

Benjamin Wols

Co-founder and Head of Engineering at Ans. Committed to bringing satisfying assessments to all educators around the world. Board member at Woots.

Network Fair

In addition to the 9 startups in the Rotterdam validation program, you will also get to meet a few Delft startups!


Lignitec develops eco-friendly alternatives to conventional fiberboards. Lignitec’s alternatives are entirely biobased, enabling them to repurpose waste materials from other industry sectors while mitigating environmental impact.

Shapewave industries

Shapewave Industries develops and builds inflatable parts with their proprietary shapewave® toolchain for rapid manufacturing. The technology brings unmatched possibilities to inflatables in terms of shape, size, lightweigt with good economy.


CIWI produces chemicals for water treatment through innovative electrochemical engineering methods, enhancing sustainability and efficiency.

Ocean AI

OceanAI applies advanced artificial intelligence techniques, leveraging data availability and expert domain knowledge to improve efficiency, safety, and sustainability in the maritime industry.

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Event info

CIC Rotterdam
Stationsplein 45, 4th floor, 3013 AK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
22 May 2024
15:00 - 19:30
Free of charge

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