CVN at YES Delft: Accelerators & Incubators

Discussing Accelerators & Incubators from different perspectives

Molengraaffsingel, Delft


We have more than 70 accelerator and incubator programs in the Netherlands, excluding the in-house incubators/accelerators of several corporates.

During this half-day event four speakers shared their view and learnings with us:

  • Mazdak Zareei - Rabobank. He shared the results and insights of the Rabobank study on all accelerator and incubators in the Netherlands.
  • Toon Hermans –Demcon. He told more about the in-house incubation program for external start-ups of this fast-growing and innovative company.
  • Evert Jaap Lugt – Yes!Delft. He proviided the incubator’s perspective
  • Annegien Blokpoel -  entrepreneur, business angel, and mentor in several incubators and accelerators. She shared her experiences with accelerators and incubators in Israel

These stories were input for round table sessions to discuss and learn more about the why of incubators/accelerators, what you can expect realistically, how to choose between the different flavors and what you need to do to create maximum value