Founder & Dean of Awesome @ Awesome Foundation Amsterdam
Sandboxer @ Sandbox
Partners Program Manager @ From November 2015 to Present (2 months) Amsterdam Area, NetherlandsFounder & Dean of Awesome @ Making Amsterdam awesome through community-focused micro-grants. Each month we award €1000 to realize innovative ideas or projects. The ideas we fund have been covered by mainstream media such as VICE and have reached thousands of people. From February
Partners Program Manager @ From November 2015 to Present (2 months) Amsterdam Area, NetherlandsFounder & Dean of Awesome @ Making Amsterdam awesome through community-focused micro-grants. Each month we award €1000 to realize innovative ideas or projects. The ideas we fund have been covered by mainstream media such as VICE and have reached thousands of people. From February 2015 to Present (11 months) Director @ Organisation dedicated to developing and supporting those technologies and projects that will enable humanity to survive and thrive in space. Within the New Worlds Institute I work closely with space pioneer Rick Tumlinson and former NASA employees. (www.newworldsintitute.org) From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Founder @ A global community of scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs dedicated to realizing a human mission to Mars. Through the sharing of knowledge and ideas we hope to create synergies that help accelerate this cause. From February 2015 to Present (11 months) Global Fellow @ Selected as a Global Fellow at the Kairos Society, an international network of entrepreneurial top students and global leaders that use entrepreneurship and innovation to solve the world's greatest challenges. The organization is committed to meaningful innovations that will radically change the world for the better. From November 2013 to Present (2 years 2 months) Fellow @ Thousand Network (formerly known as Sandbox) is a global community of hand-selected young achievers and innovators. We help inspiring young leaders from all fields build meaningful relationships and realize their next big idea. Our ultimate goal is to bring together amazing people and push already impressive initiatives to the next level. From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Co-founder & Head of Business Development @ Dwillo is an online platform that allows students, professionals and entrepreneurs to connect in a mentor relation. We do this by providing online mentor communities for universities, enterprises and associations. Having a mentor helps mentees in making difficult choices related to study, career and personal development. In return mentors enjoy a fresh perspective and gain intrinsic satisfaction by giving back.
Sold company to partner. From October 2012 to September 2014 (2 years) Business Associate Intern @ Responsible for finding innovative solutions that meet the changing needs of Google’s SMB
clients. By analyzing customer needs and trends I had to identify business challenges,
drive strategic initiatives and keep clients informed on the ways Google products could enhance
their online presence From June 2013 to September 2013 (4 months) Member of Philips Student Panel PHI 2012 @ Philips Student Panel PHI consists of 14 academic top students that are selected from different universities and disciplines. Objectives of the meetings and Student Panel PHI included understanding the desires and aspirations of students and thinking of new innovative (recruitment) initiatives. From January 2012 to December 2012 (1 year) Head of Commercial Relations XXXIVth Board @ Dedicated a full year running STAR, the Study Association of the Rotterdam School of Management, as a member of the board. With over 7000 members, 280 active members and €1.8 million revenue it is the largest study association of Europe. I was responsible for acquisition revenues of €400.000 and the development and maintenance of commercial contacts of over 100 companies. My accounts included multinationals as well as small and medium-sized firms.
Full time position (60 - 80 hours a week) | See also: www.rsmstar.nl From June 2011 to August 2012 (1 year 3 months) Rotterdam Area, NetherlandsVice-Chairman Faculty Council @ Advising the Management Team on all issues pertaining to RSM’s educational and research activities, as well as its role in society at large. From May 2010 to May 2011 (1 year 1 month) Member Network Team @ Maintaining the non commercial network of study association STAR. Increasing value of business/political networks for students. From October 2009 to October 2010 (1 year 1 month) Board member: Head of External Affairs @ The Erasmus Investment Society is the largest student investment association in the Netherlands, open to students of all nationalities with a passion for the financial industry. I was responsible for acquiring new funds, supervising the acquisition committee and expanding the network of the society.
Part time position (15-30 hours a week) | See also www.bnrbeurs.nl From June 2009 to June 2010 (1 year 1 month) Rotterdam Area, Netherlands
Draper University From 2015 to 2015 MscBA, Management of Innovation @ Rotterdam School of Management From 2012 to 2013 MBA @ Indian School of Business From 2012 to 2013 BSc, Business Administration @ Rotterdam School of Management From 2007 to 2012
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