How do you turn your idea into a GOOD idea? Learn how to do it during BOOST!

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Do you have questions about BOOST?

What makes a good idea? And how do you actually measure that? You’ll learn that by joining the BOOST program. The program helps you understand how to build, evaluate and pitch your idea. An inspiring 3-session workshop program where you will learn how to work with Design Thinking tools to find the best possible version of a solution and how to pitch it!

Sounds good, right? Get involved and sign up for one of the three rounds!

What will you learn during BOOST?

The point during BOOST is to become aware of how and why you want to add value to whom. Once you understand how to explain these 3 elements, it will be much easier for you in the future to create and present ideas that are more impactful. And thus can be defined as a “good” idea!

BOOST consists of 3 sessions, with a closing drink where you will pitch to the PLNT Community. Every session takes about 2 hours and will take place at PLNT.

One condition for joining BOOST, however, is that you actually have a cool idea.

The sessions:

Session 1. Problem mapping

Learn to get inside your potential client’s head and find out how to help him and prove that your idea will make him better and solve his problem.

Session 2. Creating Solution

Learn how to create value for the customer by designing small experiments and validating what you are going to offer them.

Session 3. Pitch training

Learn how to give a basic pitch and how to present yourself in a professional manner.

When & Where

The BOOST program lasts for 4 weeks. We teach all workshops at PLNT Leiden.

We additionally suggest spending 3-6 hours each week learning, connecting with people and building your idea. The result depends on the time you spend on it.

Winter edition (Dutch)
  • 29 February, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 3 March, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 28 March, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 11 April, 17:00 (final event)
Spring Edition (EN)
  • 23 May, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 6 June, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 20 June, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 2 July, 17:00 (final event)
Fall edition (Dutch)
  • 24 October, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 7 November, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 21 November, 15:00 – 17:00
  • 5 or 6 December (final event)


See the most frequently asked questions.

Nope, our partners pay for your participation. This amounts to about €800 per person. So check carefully if you can be there on all dates.

Your idea does not have to be a done deal yet. It is important that you have an idea that you would like to develop, but you do not yet have to contact potential clients to see if they like your idea.

In addition to session time and your coaching calls, we recommend 3-6 hours of work on your idea.

Yes, it is mandatory to attend all sessions.

No, all sessions are physical. We believe that physical meetings benefit your participation. This way you can grow more and connect better with the other participants/PLNT community.

Yes, you certainly can! You can work Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sandbox. The coffee and tea is free, there are flex spaces, you can brainstorm with other participants from programs, and it is PLNT Students’ primary location.

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