Graduate Entrepreneur

To get an idea of what we can offer you, check out the participating companies of this year's edition!

Graduate Entrepreneur came to life in the minds of successful founders who once studied at the TU Delft, Erasmus MC or the Erasmus University Rotterdam and are grateful for their jumpstart facilitated by these institutes. They have been in your shoes and feel like now is their time to give back.

The unique entrepreneurial mindset from Rotterdam and the disruptive technological brainpower from Delft form the best combination for founding teams of start-ups aiming to drive sustainable and societal impact and innovation.

We are here to stimulate the start-up ecosystem in Delft and Rotterdam. We back founders who (used to) study at our partner universities and link our large alumni community of established founders and operators with existing and successful organisations such as the Philips Innovation Award, YES!Delft and the Erasmus Centre of Entrepreneurship. Graduate Entrepreneur forms a central hub in the heretofore fragmented ecosystem, where all organizations striving towards the common goal of supporting founders from Delft and Rotterdam join forces.

We invest from the start, from pre-seed to seed & series A. We are founded and backed by successful entrepreneurs and provide you with a vast network of coaches to pick from, at every step along the way. We build and learn together.