Build your Startup!


Build Your Startup is an elective course (15 EC, 6  or 9 EC optional) for MSc students of all TUDelft faculties who dare to try to build their own business while studying.

Through a combination of lectures, workshops and individual coaching sessions, students will be guided in gathering genuine customer insights, testing business models and prototyping minimum viable products until they have a promising value proposition that customers are willing to pay for. The following topics will be covered by various professors and coaches, most of which have a very rich and recognized practical experience:

  • Team, vision and drive
  • Market, timing and competitive landscape analysis
  • Basics of finance, fundraising and equity
  • Positioning strategy (Branding, market introduction strategies, etc.)

By the end of the course students will be able to turn a promising business idea into a startup proposition that is ripe enough to start raising funds through subsidies, competitions, crowdfunding, angel investors and join a startup incubator like YES!Delft.

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Build your startup
15, 9 or 6



YES!Delft Students
Molengraaffsingel 12
2629 JD Delft
Tel: +31 (0)15 278 29 36