We believe in the added value of strengthening, connecting and growing the thriving startup ecosystem of the Netherlands. We see the Netherlands as the best possible place for starting, growing and internationalizing business, and as a gateway to the rest of Europe. With our unique connection to all layers of government, corporations and the main innovation hubs, we aim to merge the Dutch startup ecosystem into one single connected hub. We break down barriers and improve access to talent, capital, networks, knowledge and markets. The core team, innovation hubs, and partners each take the lead on specific actions. This way, change happens right where it is needed; for the ecosystem, with the ecosystem. Additionally, we actively support initiatives of other stakeholders to be more effective in expanding and strengthening the ecosystem
As an experienced intrapreneur, I’ve started setting up Startup Corner, a YES!Delft spin-out, about half a year ago. I saw much unused potential in the ecosystem. YES!Delft and her partners have an extremely broad and global network with tons of knowledge. However, not many startups are aware that they are able to tap into this.
Startup Corner is initiated out of urgency. Working at YES!Delft, we get a lot of input from tech entrepreneurs that are hitting walls. Startups are really busy building up their organization and should not waste time searching for what they need, like information on requesting a subsidy or how to create a contract for an employee with stocks.