I love being a philosopher and entrepreneur, because I’ve learned how to turn thoughts into actions. I’m proud that I am not afraid to fail, as this makes me resourceful and a fast learner. I like being a generalist that puts things in perspective, as this makes me an open-minded and original strategist. And I envy the experts, but this only keeps me motivated to never stop learning.
I have pitched millions of ideas, launched startups, ran (crowd-) funding campaigns, implemented marketing strategies, created meaningful brands, and always delivered beautiful results.
I easily switch from macro to micro and always see room for improvement. I can handle the technical details, but also communicate with a non-technical audience. I’m at my best when I can use my creative mind to turn challenging problems into concrete solutions. I keep pushing.
My ultimate dreams are to walk on the moon and to unite reason and faith. In the meantime I love to help people push ideas and concepts forward into existence and beyond. Need help to challenge the status quo?
Philosophy means 'love for wisdom'. This means you cannot possess wisdom, you can only strive for it. I try to acquire knowledge in all areas of life, but my main interests lie in economics, politics and history. My favorite philosopher is probably Socrates: at least, all quotes on my resume are his!
Almost all sports can be inspiring. Unfortunately we don't have time to practice all of them, but you could cross my path on the field/court while I'm playing football or squash; and in the wild when I'm cycling or snowboarding. I also visit the Amsterdam Arena regularly to support my club: Ajax!
The Dutch word 'gezelligheid' is considered an untranslatable, and it is is deeply ingrained into Dutch culture. I enjoy and search for it in all its forms: whether I'm playing board games, going out dancing, having dinner with friends or spending quality time with family!
Working as a human that helps people push ideas and concepts forward into existence and beyond. I’m at my best when I can use my creative mind to turn challenging problems into concrete solutions. Looking forward to help challenge the status quo!
Construction company that links the powers of the web to our expertness in the fields of plastering, painting and window frames. Responsible for all branding, web development and technologies. Co-founded side-project and still learning!
Grasple is a collaborative assessment and exercise platform that uses smart technology to make education open. I brought in 70K of new recurring revenue, helped structure important sales processes, created professional marketing materials and launched the Open Teacher Day. Learned that it takes all stakeholders to tango and that timing is money.
MrFix matches all sorts of gigs to all kinds of handymen. I was responsible for all systems and technologies while pushing growth by propelling the marketing efforts. Helped the company reach break-even for the first time by automating and improving parts of the client onboarding and matching processes. Acquired valuable experience in analyzing and improving existing solutions.
Founder of a social enterprise that attempted to disrupt the traditional lottery market. The goals was to create better chances for everyone in a social & transparent way. As single founder I have acquired valuable experience in every business field. I obtained a Maltese gaming license, launched a successful crowdfunding campaign, reached players in 23 countries and paid out more than 40k.
Responsible for Supermodels.nl (the world’s largest information repository of relevant fashion models, intended for fans as well as professionals) at IEX Media. Learned valuable basic marketing lessons and what it takes to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Controlling the incoming stream of financial data and managing the stock trading game taught me a lot about responsibility. Being the first point-of-contact for players of the stock trading game gave me insights into customer satisfaction.
Learned about account management and what it takes to acquire new ones at Alex Investors Bank.
Starting from age 14 I’ve worked in Floriculture, Production, Sales, Hospitality, Promotion & Courier Services. Learned that you need to move yourself in order to move the world.
Minor focused on entrepreneurship that resulted in the launch of a company with fellow students: Led By Light. LBL Company was a startup in affordable and theft-proof LED-lights for bicycles. Unfortunately the light never shined bright.
Attempt to take on a second study next to Philosophy. Unfortunately I was not successful because I failed to pass a propaedeutic mathematics course after not being economic with my time.
Major focused on finding the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. The answer is 42 ;-). With a focus on Political & Eastern Philosophy.
The highest variant in the general secondary educational system of the Netherlands. Studied the 'Economy & Society' profile.