Platform for Entrepreneurship within the Built Environment

BK-launch is the platform for innovation and encouragement of entrepreneurship in the faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology. Its goal is to create an entrepreneurial community for student ventures, with a vision to transform the Built Environment. Driven by ambitious students active with a (future) venture in the Built Environment. Facilitated by faculty members and Partners whose knowledge, expertise and investment constitute the foundation of the platform.

What makes this platform special, is the growing network of advocates of entrepreneurship that will form an academic source and example for future entrepreneurs. Their story and experience together with the foundation laid by the Partners will serve two MSc Elective courses (AR0131 & AR0144) meant not only to teach students about the importance of entrepreneurship, but also to help their brilliant ideas become potential future ventures. However, BK-Launch doesn’t stop there. We aspire to achieve a real life BK-Launch MAKE IT space that serves as an incubator for exceptional ideas.

Startup Voucher 

The BK-Launch Startup Voucher gives entrepreneurial minded TU Delft students the opportunity to cover the first costs in turning a great idea within the Built Environment into business. Read all about it.

Make it space

The future and the final goal of BK-Launch is to create a platform that will join all the activities described above in one place. A real life incubator for ideas where workshops meet books, corporate meets design and driven students work along accomplished entrepreneurs to make their dreams become reality.

From the second half of 2021 on, BK-Launch will be a prominent addition to the heart and core of the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Facilitating both a working space for students and entrepeneurs, as well as a space to manifest their work and inspire others.

Prof.dr.ir. Hans Wamelink

Basia van Vliet