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VentureClass with Henkjan Bijmolt

When:Th 28-04-2022 19:00 - 22:00
Where:VentureLab North, Kadijk 4, 9747 AT Groningen

Do you want to learn from a local entrepreneur? The Groningen business environment is rich with success stories like this one.

Meet our speaker for the next VentureClass on Thursday 28 April: Henkjan Bijmolt, an entrepreneur in heart and soul and founder of Gadero.


Henkjan can best be described as someone who is full of ideas and thrives on executing these without too much preparation.


He is most known from the company Gadero, which he founded in 2013. Gadero is an online store for wood purchasing.

When starting out, most of the people thought that he was mad for thinking that people would buy wood online. However he had the last laugh… 10 years later, Gadero had grown into a large company with 200 employees, clients in 6 countries and sales that would exceed 40 million. Despite the success, Henkjan decided to leave Gadero in March 2022. He found out that his passion lies more in the start-up phase, where he can work on new and fresh ideas.

Also, Gadero was not the only thing Henkjan was working on. Before this he founded the affiliate network Cleafs and the online travel agency Travelmap. He also founded, and The common factor in these varying businesses, is that he mainly thinks in online solutions. Obviously, he is not sitting still now either and we can definitely expect some more surprising ventures.

All in all, Henkjan has around 20 years of experience in business throughout different sectors and on Thursday evening he will give his unique ten tips for entrepreneurs based on his experiences and knowledge. You certainly do not want to miss this!

Connect with Henkjan


  • 19:00 - Walk-in
  • 19:30 - Introductions
  • 19:45 - VentureClass
  • 21.00 - End of VentureClass
  • 21.00 - Networking & Drinks

Make sure to sign up and save your spot!



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