Delreco is providing international students a service to deliver, repair and retreive furniture. International students are often limited to furnished rooms, since they come alone and cannot bring their whole interior. With their service Delreco provides international students a fair chance on every room.
What drives you?
We feel that we are the generation that will make the planet thrive again. With a sustainable business model we want to start providing our own generation an attractive choice to stimulate the transition to the circular economy.
How did Mercator Launch help you?
We participated in different master classes and received individual coaching. Their guidance helped us develop our business plan and setting the right goals. We are planning to join the Venture Track in September.
What are the future plans for Delreco?
The coming year we aim to set up our business in Nijmegen, as our short term goal. We are planning to expand to multiple cities with universities in the Netherlands to deliver our service the coming years. Our ambition is to go international within 5 years.
What do you need to make this happen?
We are looking for partners to help with transport and storage. Next to that we are searching for sustainable suppliers of furniture. Additionally, we need to create brand awareness to reach our potential customers. To achieve this we will need investors.
What tip would you offer other entrepreneurs?
Find something that makes you do that one extra step. If your passion lies with your concept, it will make your story stronger and people will believe you. But it is also important to keep improving and validating your business plan. Surround yourself with people who motivate you. And next to that, always keep networking. Talk with everyone you meet!