Young Digital Innovator Program


Are you entrepreneurial and do you want to make an impact? Do you want to be part of the digital transformation by being the frontrunner in innovation? Do you want to work in a corporate and still have the startup vibes?

Then you are the perfect Innovator for our Young Digital Innovators Program at The Talent Institute. 

Apply now!

What is the Young Digital Innovators Program?

The Young Digital Innovators Program is a two-year program for young professionals with 1-3 years of (relevant) working experience. In this Program you’ll work for different corporate innovation teams to make sure you make a real impact and are able to be part of the digital transformation. In order to empower you, you’ll be trained and coached in a wide range of (digital) innovation skills, creative leadership, personal development and future technologies. Learn by doing, that’s what we believe in.

As a Young Digital Innovator you will be part of different phases in the innovation process, varying between facilitating the process to validating new propositions through Growth Hacking. During the program we can discover in which direction you will go.

As a Young Digital  Innovator you will participate in a corporate innovation team and help them accelerate their innovation. You will work on projects of 3 to 6 months, at different companies. Depending on the challenge and the team, you will:

  • Work on different innovation projects

  • Facilitate the innovation process with your knowledge of lean startup and digital skills

  • Conduct interviews with (potential) customers as part of customer discovery

  • Conduct online and/or offline experiments to validate hypotheses

  • Initiate creative ideas to validate business propositions

  • Accelerate and grow these validated business propositions

  • Run innovation projects as project manager

Who are we?

We are The Talent Institute. Our mission is to accelerate innovation and growth through Young Professionals. We’ve proven our impact by educating and placing over 300 young graduates at Startups & Scale-ups. The Young Digital Innovator program aims to accelerate Corporate Innovation. And you can become part of that.

How are we able to achieve this? Because we are not alone, we believe growth and innovation comes from thinking in communities and ecosystems. That’s why, together with our founding partners Startupbootcamp and Innoleaps, we form the ‘We Empower Innovators’ ecosystem. As a Young Digital innovator you’ll become part of a global network with over 500+ startups, 50+ innovative corporates and over 5000+ Innovators and Entrepreneurs.

Startupbootcamp is an internationally renowned startup accelerator

Innoleaps consults and facilitates corporate organisations in their innovation strategies

The Talent Institute educates people in the latest digital and innovation skills

What do we offer?

 Competitive salary

  • Intensive training & coaching program
  • Personal and professional guidance and growth within a vibrant and energetic working environment
  • At least 1 day a week at our own Headquarters at B.Amsterdam. Where you will be together with your other Talent Institute colleagues, our (corporate) startups teams and other young professionals.  
  • Part of a team with Young Digital Innovators
  • The latest knowledge, experiences and most relevant connections within the world of (digital) innovation
  • Ongoing change and constantly challenging yourself
  • Valuable experience for the next step in your career (you combine startup and corporate experience)

Become a Young Digital Innovator now!


Who are you?

  • You have finished a relevant Masters Degree (or its equivalent)

  • You have 1 - 3 years work experience, preferably in a startup and a corporate

  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset or, better, you’ve had your own startup

  • You have a Growth Mindset instead of a Fixed Mindset. Look it up ;)

  • You are confident and have your own opinion but you are a true team player

  • You love to learn - Google is your best friend

  • You have knowledge and/or experience in lean startup, design thinking or innovation

  • You are tech savvy and have knowledge of- or are interested to learn: - How to build Landing Pages - Facebook ads / Google Ads - Data Analytics tools - And all other digital tools under the sun

  • You love to facilitate and are not afraid to get in front of a group

  • You believe that you are responsible for your own success

  • You speak English and Dutch (this is an absolute prerequisite)