Standard documents

Media & PR


Recruitment websites

Business Modeling



Femke de Jonge advises YES!Delft entrepreneurs on all issues as regards branding, please contact her via mail


 Startup checklist

Corporate & Startup Collaboration

Startup Competitions

New Venture – 3 rounds, prize money up to €25k
Herman Wijffels Innovatieprijs – Rabobank’s competition where you can win a maximum of €30k.
LiveWire Young Business Award – Award for innovation, business plan and scalability. Prize money up to €2.5k
Postcode Lottery Green Challenge – Businessplan competition for cleantech companies, 1st prize: €500k!
Philips Innovation Award – Entrepreneurial prize with a package of prizes worth €25k
Technology Fast 50, Rising Star Award – By Deloitte, very prestigious prize which gains you a lot of exposure and network
Sprout Challenger 50 – Lots of exposure in press and online
Accenture Innovation Awards – Blue Tulips and One Green Tulip, it’s like the Dutch Academy Awards for startups
Hello Tomorrow Challenge – €100k(!) and global exposure, very worthwile
Webby Awards – New York Times: “The Internet’s Highest Honor”

Can’t get enough of feeding your entrepreneurial brain? Check this library:

Books (free to borrow in the YES!Delft office)

steve blank startupownersmanual Steve Blank – The Startup Owner’s Manual
(Startup Method)
RockefellerHabitsHarnish Verne Harnish – Mastering the Rockefeller Habits
(From startup to growth company)
ScalingUpHarnish Verne Harnish – Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)
(From startup to growth company)
WhoSmart Geoff Smart & Randy Street – Who
(Hiring staff)
RaisingVentureCapitalBerkery Dermot Berkery – Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur
(Finding Venture Capital)
leanstartupericries Eric Ries – The Lean Startup
(Innovative Startup Method)
walterisaacsonstevejobs Walter Isaacson – Steve Jobs
(Inspirational Biography)
crossingthechasmgeoffremoore Geoffrey A. Moore – Crossing the Chasm
(Marketing & Sales)
disciplinedentrepreneurshipbillaulet Bill Aulet – Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Ways to a Successful Startup
(Innovative Startup Method)

Recommended books for startups

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Paul Graham – Do Things that don’t Scale


Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner

Lecture by Alex Schultz on Growth

Lecture by Kevin Hale on How to build products that users love

Lecture by Guy Kawasaki: Art of the Start 2.0

Dan Ariely: Contribution to Management in the 21st century Founder, lecture by Ben Chestnut