Inclusive Entrepreneur Community
DELITELABS is an inclusive startup school, offering intensive experiential learning programs and a support system to aspiring entrepreneurs. We do this by involving the business community, governmental institutions, and partner organizations.
We leverage experiential learning experiences, networking, mentoring, and consultation as our main learning tools with the aim to inspire a change of perspective and help our participants to realize their potential. In doing so, startups and new innovations may also result, whilst also contributing towards diversity and inclusion.
OUR WORLD VIEW
The societal challenge of migration integration
With over 70 million (YE 2018) refugees globally, of which 6.5 million are in Europe and a total of 129,000 in The Netherlands at the end of 2018, one complex societal challenge we are facing is migrant integration. This includes (although not limited to) employment, education, social inclusion, and active citizenship in the hosting country.
In the Netherlands, over 70% of the newcomers are dependent on welfare. While governments mostly focus their efforts on employment and language education by default, we believe that unleashing entrepreneurial spirit amongst newcomers is a powerful tool to deepen integration - and a 'must have’ in every integration ecosystem.
6.5 million in Europe
129,000 in the Netherlands
Refugees Globally (YE 2018)
Entrepreneurship as a mean and as an end
DELITELABS's entrepreneurial experimental approach builds professional capabilities, and self-confidence and encourages social inclusion through our diverse community base, which empowers newcomers to engage with their new local communities.
Mentorship Program 2022
We are very happy to announce the collaboration with INSEAD International Alumni Association - Dutch Branch - (IAA NL) for running the Mentorship Program in which mentors and mentees get matched to support each other’s professional development.
The overall objective of this collaboration is to help the participants to explore entrepreneurship as a potential route to creating economic independence, as well as building up a local network and getting to know the way of working in The Netherlands.
IAA NL is an active community of alumni of the INSEAD Business School who live in the Netherlands. They will support Delitelabs’ participants and alumni through mentoring sessions in developing their entrepreneurial projects, the first steps in reactivating their careers, and in general, learning first-hand about the host society.
Be part of our inclusive community.
Would you like to join as a community member, create your municipality or business program, be a volunteer, (business) partner, sponsor, participant, entrepreneur, professional, expert, advisor, or any other way you wish to?
"ICE Academy for me was a big chance I took for myself. It was exciting and I learned a lot of things. It was a journey for me. I did both the training and work. Work was simply amazing. It was my first real contact with customers and a real job in the Netherlands. What an amazing summer I had “Experience. Self-confidence. Beautiful trip to new information”
ICE Academy 2019