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 organisations.
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 realise 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 an end
DELITELABS entrepreneurial experimental approach, builds professional capabilities, self confidence and encourages social inclusion through our diverse community base, which empowers newcomers to engage with their new local communities.
MENTORS & TRAINERS
Share your expertise in a meaningful and easy way!
If you are interested to join as a mentor, trainer or would like to add your skills to the team, please drop us a line and we will get back to you soon.
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 real job in the Netherlands. What an amazing summer I had “Experience. Self-confidence. Beautiful trip to new information”
ICE Academy 2019