Dr. Florentin Popescu believes that providing quality and broad-based academic direction is one of the core catalysts for success in higher education institutions today. He teachers International (Creative , Social and Cultural) Entrepreneurship at HAN University of Applied Sciences.
Adapt! Adapt and oh yeah ADAPT some more!
Casper is co-owner of Picqer (online warehouse software for webshops), been a tech entrepreneur for 17 years now and a experienced Startup Weekend mentor. He can assist you with prototype-validation, business model canvas, product development and marketing.
Pieter van de Poel
My name is Pieter van der Poel and I thrive on taking medical device innovations to international markets. I have a background in medical systems, in the US, in Europe, having created medical innovations with teams of clinicians and engineers as well as having led commercial teams in Europe.
I have run my own company, Propellant Health since 2009. Entrepreneurship means to me getting a DEEP understanding of the market(s) you aim to serve, understanding the risks and prudently advance, one step at a time.
Dr. Kia Goolesorkhi gained his doctoral degree in Health Economics. He is passionate about building Entrepreneurial and Mutli-Disciplinary Innovation Ecosystems with a focus on Sustainability. He has had 10 years as a co-leader of the Ohio-Pécs Simonyi Entrepreneurship Center helping the foundation of platforms for helping the incubation and acceleration processes of innovation start-ups and SMEs between the US and Europe.
He has dedicated close to 20 years in mentoring international start-ups in the fields of Food and Agriculture, Engineering , Medicine, Arts and Design, Community Development.
Ilko Bosman, Additive Industries, is a multiple (tech) entrepreneur in the field of 3D printing. He is also co-founder of MakerPoint. Ilko has a dual background in technology (software) and innovation on the one hand and finance on the other.
Tom Spanjaard, HAN University of Applied Sciences. Senior Lecturer Innovation & Creativity. He is one of the founders and managing partner of the Voor-Sprong talent programme. Tom believes in the creative and innovative power of young talent. Voor-Sprong helps young talent to become professionals that create impact.
Sander is co-founder of MakerPoint.
Petros Maliotis was born in Cyprus some decades ago. He has a Bachelor in Horticulture from the University of Reading (UK), and a Master in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University (USA). Just after his studies - no break for summer holidays - he started an olive oil bottling and trading company with his cousin. Through the company they have won six international (and some local) awards for their quality. Petros moved to the Netherlands last year to take a teaching position at Van Hall Larenstein University. Despite his age (not exactly a young graduate anymore), he still likes dreaming, creating and learning.
Josée Koreman, VNO Arnhem/Nijmegen & human resource manager at Essilor.
Honest, empathetic, goal-oriented, motivating, inspiring and sensitive to cultural differences. Very broad and long-term national and international experience (mainly in northern Europe, Belgium and France) at a globally operating company guiding and coaching people in work-related courses and projects. For example, outplacement, career advice, reorganisations, international reallocations, severance packages. Also, takeovers and selling off companies and parts of companies.