As a founder of four startups and experienced corporate innovator, I have practiced experimental innovation in various environments. I have a special interest in education as I initiated the first Reinvent Education event in The Netherlands, aimed to reinvent the way we work and learn. In cooperation with the city of Rotterdam, teachers, partners, students and companies committed to a crowd-sourced manifesto to change the state of education in The Netherlands.
As an entrepreneurs failures outscore my successes but I learned to adopt faster and faster over the years, applying Lean Startup in my ventures since 2012. I love connecting people, creating new stuff and coaching entrepreneurial talent. Its the red wire in my activities as entrepreneur, strategist and board member. Currently EMEA Director of Lean Startup Summit, CEO/cofounder of Live on Demand and advisory board member at Peerby.