Jan Maarten Laurijssen

Challenge yourself to grow by encouraging those around you to question you. Build your organization and yourself with robustness by having people willing to raise the difficult issues.   Pointer Brand Protection’s COO and co-founder, Jan-Maarten Laurijssen, trained as an economist at Haarlem Business School before founding the company with …

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Mikko Honkanen – Co-Founder of Vainu

We believe that the best way to try out if an idea is good enough to take off is to speak to 100 unaffiliated potential customers as soon as possible. Before launching Vainu, Mikko Honkanen was a multi-national director for global media monitoring company Meltwater. He gained experience across the …

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Tom van de Beek – Founder & Chief of The Tipping Point

By having a plan in my head and just start doing it. Not much on paper, no giant business plans. Just start, shape and sharpen the concept along the way. Tom van de Beek is a social entrepreneur with a staunch belief in starting at the beginning, with a seed. …

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Michiel Langezaal – CEO and Co-founder of Fastned

Authentically own a subject and don’t be afraid to share your knowledge! Michiel Langezaal (33 years) is CEO and co-founder of Fastned. Michiel Langezaal (33 years) is CEO and co-founder of Fastned and responsible for the day-to-day operations. After high school he graduated cum-laude as Mechanical Engineer from Delft University …

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Francesca Miazzo – Founder of FOODLOGICA

I find someone that shares my enthusiasm and we commit one day per week to the idea, for as long as it takes to get it running. It is a simple method, which has been working very well. Francesca Miazzo is the managing director and co-founder of CITIES Foundation. Originally …

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Nick Graham – Founder of Bucket Buddies

Prioritising constantly is essential. Visibility of choices leads to focus. Then you can answer the question: am I being effective as possible? Lashings of rain, whisky and entrepreneurship have been fundamental to Nick from the day he was born in a remote cowshed on the side of a rugged Scottish …

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Jasper Mutsaerts – Founder of Bohemian birds

[quote style=”boxed”]Collect. Connect. Conquer. Collecting ideas through brainstorm sessions. Connecting to people that are able to execute the ideas. Conquering customers to bring ideas to “real” life.[/quote] Jasper Mutsaerts is a creative entrepreneur, world traveler and public speaker with a passion for his one main purpose in life: help people …

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Thijs Geerdink – CEO of Sprowd.com

[quote style=”boxed”]If you want to start-up a business, consider crowdfunding. Getting the masses to support your plan will bring your future business to great heights.[/quote] Thijs Geerdink (31 years old) is CEO of Sprowd.com, a global crowdfunding concept. He started developing a plan for the company and forming a team …

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