The first four weeks, we organise mandatory sessions at our campus and Yes!Delft once a week. The days will be filled with workshops on several entrepreneurial skills and methods, such as effectuation, customer development, ideation and more. Each workshops consist of a theory session and a practical assignment. We’ll also have several experienced entrepreneurs as guest speakers who will share their experiences and lessons learned.
The next eight weeks, there will be meetings once on Friday every two weeks. The meetings will start with the implementation and development of the ideas. During the afternoon, there’s room to speak with our coaches to discuss questions, ideas, opportunities and challenges you run into. We do not mandate what you can talk about, it is entirely up to you to decide what you want to discuss with them. Coaching takes place both on an individual basis as well as in groups with your fellow entrepreneurs (peer-to-peer support). In our experience, you often share similar challenges and discussing them together helps to create new perspectives and ideas on how to tackle them. In addition, there will be inspirational sessions with entrepreneurs.
These full-day sessions are the backbone of the programme and provide you with the necessary knowledge and feedback to move your idea forward. It is therefore important that you attend all of them. Through the Learning Management System, we will track your personal development. This way we can analyze whether you are making steps forward.
On Thursday evening before the first Friday session we have the kick-off of the programme with all participants. For your information, this is the only evening session and the only session on Thursday in those 12 weeks; it is required you attend the kick-off.
If the dates of one of our classes do not work for you, keep an eye out for our next programme; we run two of them every year!