Jan Borghuis

Jan Borghuis

Intro: Jan Borghuis believes sustainable entrepreneurship is the eredivision of entrepreneurship. From the their students dorms, Jan Borghuis and his partner Gijs van Lookeren Campagne came up with the concept of Greenwheels – now the biggest and most successful car sharing company of the Netherlands and Germany. They recently decided to venture into the unknown and start something new.

Expertise: business modelling, collaborative consumption, sharing economy, funding

CV

  • Working on a new project around “the internet of cars”, which is still in the starting phase
  • Founder of Greenwheels – a car sharing company, to secure a more sustainable and affordable way of driving. Since january 2015 Greenwheels is completely owned by Volkswagen to secure the future of Greenwheels.

Ludwine Dekkers

Intro: Ludwine Dekkers believes that innovating is the key to staying relevant and that it takes knowledge, people management, ownership and action to successfully implement and benefit of change processes. She has been named the #11 crowdfunding expert.

Expertise: (crowd) funding, developing startups and PPO 

CV

  • Owner Business Legends – setting up Entrepreneurial Class for corporates & managing Growth Class for corporates
  • Initiated and transferred the Dutch Crowdfunding Awards
  • Senior Contributor for CrowdfundInsider – writes about the legal and industry developments within the crowdfunding industry.
  • Campaign Manager Symbid – The Funding Network™ where companies get funded and grow. Symbid simplifies the way small businesses are funded through efficient and transparent technology. They guide entrepreneurs & startups to the right type of funding. The total transaction volume of The Funding Network™ in 2015 is estimated at $800 million.

Hendrik Halbe

Hendrik Halbe

Intro: Hendrik Halbe is passionate about inspiring, supporting and educating the leading entrepreneurs of tomorrow. He is currently active as director of SMO – to accelerates the realisation of societal ambitions by signalling and identifying issues which require a great deal of adaptability and an integral approach. He is also active at Startup Delta – to enable businesses to start and grow quickly: funding, appropriate regulation, and a new entry scheme for ambitious startups from outside Europe. 

Expertise: entrepreneurship, business modelling, innovation, management consulting, coaching, angel investing, new business development, networking

CV:

  • Director SMO (Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming), the think tank of the Netherlands since 1968
  • Founder and managing director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship -empowers startups, SMEs, and corporates to turn ideas into innovations by bringing business and academia together.
  • Co-founder Get in the Ring – award winning investment competition for startups around the globe
  • Board Member of the Global Entrepreneurship Week foundation
  • Co-founder Halbe & Koenraads – Consultancy (advice & projectmanagement) & Ventures (new concepts and seed investment)
  • Projectleader Valorisation programme Rotterdam (PVR)

Kees de Jong

Kees de Jong

Intro: Kees de Jong is entrepreneur, investor, speaker, mentor, author. At the moment he is (very) active within nlgroeit.nl initiative – let’s help entrepreneurs grow bigger. He wrote ‘Het Groeiboekje’/ ‘Groter Groeien’ which was a no. 3 at Bestseller top 100

Expertise: Market research, Panels, High growth, internationalization, coaching, investing

CV:

  • Co founded Blauw Research (NL, UK, Germany), Bloomerce (sold to SSI in 2005), GDCC (callcenter, global data collection).
  • Invested in YourNews (founding investors), Intellex (Dynamic Reporting, really cool software) and AGMI (fastest growing road sign and dynamic information company in Europe) Inti Games and other initiatives. 
  • Member of multiple boards, as Veliq, ECE and Get in the Ring.
  • Co-founder and active within of Spark Entrepreneurs Education. ‘Helping entrepreneurs to dream ‘bigger’ and support them with tools, inspiration and insight to deliver on those dreams.’
  • Columnist at Financieel Dagdblad Netherlands, weekly (2008-2013)
  • Past CEO of SSI – a global company delivering sampling, data collection and technology to the MR industry, offices in 22 countries and employs 2,500 staff.
  • Writer of ‘Het Groeiboekje’/ ‘Groter Groeien’- no. 3 at Bestseller top 100!

Christiaan Kraaijenhagen

Christiaan Kraaijenhagen

Intro: Christiaan Kraaijenhagen is an entrepreneur and innovation strategist and is passionate about helping startups and companies to make a profit to be proud of by giving innovations a boost and serving as an innovation agency

Expertise: Scale-ups, innovation & marketing, Value Proposition Creation and Business model generation, business & marketing strategy and execution, supply, sourcing & operations

CV

  • Founder Innoboost – giving innovations a boost. With over 10.000 hours of experience in concept development for national and international brands combined with experience in corporate venturing and start ups Innoboost delivers the the unexpected
  • Founder of Boutique Consultancy office Innovation Strategist for concept development, innovation, communication & PR
  • Executive director Circle Economy
  • Diverse positions at Philips

Freek van Eijk

Freek van Eijk

Intro: Freek van Eijk is a versatile Executive with extensive cross border experience in new & sustainable business transformation in the utilities & environmental sector. Is passionate about making business a driver to a new economy and a sustainable world.

Expertise: Strategy, Public Affairs, (Regulatory) Business Development, Storytelling, Circular Economy, Waste Management, Resource Efficiency, Smart City Solutions

CV:

  • Founder & Managing Director Acceleration –  empowers companies, cities, regions and governments to make a (business) transformation towards green growth
  • Boardmember SMO (Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming) – a foundation that accelerates the realisation of societal ambitions by signalling and identifying issues which require a great deal of adaptability and an integral approach.
  • Senior Lecturer Smart & Sustainable Cities, Euroforum.
  • On behalf of SITA vice-president and Board Member of the Dutch Waste Branche in the NL and Europe.

Maurits Groen

Maurits Groen

Introduction: Maurits Groen is nr. 2 Trouw sustainable top 100, as serial sustainability entrepreneur, writer and experienced consultant on and hand-on performer of sustainability policy and communication strategy.

Expertise: Project initiation and leadership

CV

  • Co founder and director Waka Waka BV which aims at making superb and sustainable essential products available and affordable for people at the Bottom of the Pyramid.
  • Director ecnvironmental communications consultancy MauritsGroen MGMC – connecting people and organisations working towards sustainable solutions.

Marga Hoek

Intro: Marga Hoek is a visionary and leader in the movement towards a new economy. She combines this with strong business and economic knowledge & experience. 

Expertise: How to bring business, sustainability and innovation together to create real, shared value. 

CV:

  • Founder and CEO of De Groene Zaak, Sustainable Business Association
  • Nr 16 Trouw sustainable top 100
  • Author of numerous publications, including the recent pioneering management book New Economy Business, Management Book of the year 2014.
  • Board member NWO (Nederlands Wetenschappelijk Onderzoeksbureau – Dutch Scientific Research Institute)
  • Member of several advisory boards and boards of directions including SURF, Mazars, VBDO, BAM Housing Construction, Het Groene Brein