Mike Slaats

Mike Slaats

Founder of user feedback tool Upvoty, host of the SaaS Pirates podcast and community. Vlogger (weekly startup vlog on YouTube, Podcaster, and serial entrepreneur. Where did the idea for Upvoty come from? The idea for Upvoty really came from scratching our own itch. In 2018, we were working on a…

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Dvorah Graeser

Dvorah Graeser Tech Entrepreneurs

D’vorah has spent 20 years in the intellectual property industry and is a licensed US Patent Agent. She operates KISSPatent across borders, with offices in Chicago, New York, and Eindhoven. She participated in the Human Genome Project and has extensive knowledge in the fields of healthcare, technology, and business. In…

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Frank Zweegers

Mike Slaats

Life goes on and you can survive any failure, and if you learn from your mistakes, you will come out even stronger and more resilient than before.   Frank Zweegers is a highly successful businessman and entrepreneur. He was born in the south of the Netherlands to a family of…

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Jan Maarten Laurijssen

Mike Slaats

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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Joel Bijlmer

Mike Slaats

If you want something in life, reach out and grab it. Don’t be afraid of failure.   Joel Bijlmer and Monika Trojanowska are the founders of Aftersocks. Like most good stories, theirs started after a wild night out. After leaving a club Monika’s feet were hurting and she wanted to…

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Michiel Langezaal – CEO and Co-founder of Fastned

Mike Slaats

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

Mike Slaats

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

Mike Slaats

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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