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Team of Coaches

Jelmer Bolt
Jelmer Bolt

Jelmer Bolt
Being an alumnus of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (BSc Business Administration and MSc Finance), I feel strongly connected with the city and its entrepreneurial spirit. In my role as Business Manager at Fit Professionals of Finance I help organizations with financial (interim) solutions. Supporting and guiding enthusiastic and ambitious entrepreneurs is extremely rewarding. Being the financial sounding board and business partner makes room for the creative minds of the entrepeneurs to change the world.

Tanya Colonna
Tanya Colonna

Tanya Colonna
Tanya is passionate about transforming inventions into commercialize products with a specific focus on medical device commercialization. She is the co-founder of BlackTop Labs BV, a company with a novel decision-making tool that bridges the current technology gap between standard data collection techniques and personalized care with advanced micro-electronics and smart system integration technology. The mission is to become the standard of care in personalized physical therapy and athletic training optimization.

Tjitske Dijkstra
Tjitske Dijkstra

Tjitske Dijkstra
Tjitske Dijkstra brings students and young professionals to “the next level” in personal development. In a personal way, Tjitske knows how to create consciousness, rest and relaxation. In that way, young professionals can make the most progress towards becoming their own best and answering questions about their position in life and work. Tjitske holds a BA in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and a MA in Literary Studies (University of Leiden) and is founder of buro dijkstra and Scriptiewijzer , which makes her a coach, consultant and entrepreneur all at the same time. The combination of studies is not very common, and that is exactly why she might surprise you as well in reaching your goals.

David Holwerda
David Holwerda

David Holwerda (LinkedIn)
David is founder by Reconcept • Medicatie-veiligheid.nl • e-Health innovator. Reconcept has a mission to change the world of healthcare IT by filling the gap between technology and healthcare professionals. Within this mission they provide healthcare professionals of hospitals with innovative e-health and m-health applications. Medicatie-veiligheid.nl is a web-based e-learning application that supports health care professionals in enlarging their knowledge in the field of the safe use of medication. At the moment, the system is used by four hospitals in the Netherlands. Since September 2013, medicatie-veiligheid.nl is part of Reconcept.

Jeroen Loef
Jeroen Loef

Jeroen Loef
Jeroen has been part of the startup ecosystem since 2007. He was managing director of YEAH! Incubator in the Mediacentrale and is a senior lecturer and PhD candidate in entrepreneurial education. His passion is creating environments where studententrepreneurs can flourish and develop themselves and their ideas. Jeroen is the author of "Zo run je een studentenbedrijf" (How to run a studentcompany). This book is based on 10 years of experience in entrepreneurial education and coaching of studententrepreneurs. Valueproposition design, Design Thinking, Marketing and translating complex concepts to simple explanations are Jeroen's areas of expertise.

Arnoud Punt
Arnoud Punt

Arnoud Punt
Arnoud Punt is founder of Aecius legal advice, which helps entrepreneurs to solve and to prevent legal problems. Aecius legal advice is focusing on all legal aspects with respect to controlling a business and offers advice in the areas of corporate law, (ICT) contract law and labor law. Furthermore, Aecius legal advice also works together with the Hanze University Groningen and various other ICT companies and knowledge-intensive companies.

Jurjen Rammeloo
Jurjen Rammeloo

Jurjen Rammeloo

Co-Founder & UI/UX Designer at Salestack.io

Jurjen Rammeloo helps startups to shape, sculpt and show their ideas to the world. As both an experienced designer and storyteller for different startups, Jurjen helps startups to turn their ideas into stories that help them sell it.
As co-founder of the mobile community app Socie, the sales acceleration startup Salestack and as a Startupbootcamp alumnus, Jurjen has experienced first hand the challenges and important questions startups face.
By bringing all this experiences to the table, Jurjen can help you gain new and valuable insights through surprising questions and fresh views about your idea.

Merel Rumping
Merel Rumping

Merel Rumping

Merel Rumping holds a master’s degree in International Relations with a focus on business ethics from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, where she was named Alumna of the Year in 2017. Also, she has studied ‘Sciences Politiques’ at ‘l’Institute d’Études Polituques’ in France. Under the wings of the ProPortion Foundation, Merel founded the social enterprise LegBank, aiming to deliver, decentralize and professionalize orthopedic care to vulnerable rural communities, empowered by technology. She developed the concept, organized the consortium, won several awards and successfully fund-raised to kick-start the initiative in Colombia. Fluent in French, Spanish, she is a frequent speaker on the topic of (international) social entrepreneurship, and serves as a jury member on several social entrepreneurial awards.

René van der Horst
René van der Horst

René van der Horst

Rene is the main fighitng force at mijnBezwaarEnBeroep.nl providing juridical advice to individuals and SMEs. He is also a coach at VentureLab International North, helping ambitious startups bring their ideas to the next level.

Rene about himself: Deskundige en toegankelijke juridische hulp voor iedereen. Daar is waar ik voor sta en dat is waar ik voor ga. Vanuit de passie om de underdog bij te staan heb ik mij gespecialiseerd in juridische hulp tegen bestuursorganen zoals bijvoorbeeld UWV, Belastingdienst, gemeenten, etc. Zowel tijdens de bezwaarfase (bij het bestuursorgaan zelf) als tijdens de beroepsfase (bij de rechtbank) sta ik naast je en zorg ik ervoor dat je krijgt waar je recht op hebt.

Tom Steffens
Tom Steffens

Tom Steffens

Tom is currently leading a few different startups - he is encouraging people in healthy lifestyle through FitGaaf! And at the same time, improving B2C parcel delivery with startup Dubistr. He is also a freelance consultant and public speaker on innovation management. In the past Tom worked as Project leader in Internet Logistics at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen: for Dinalog R&D project 'Cross-Chain order fulfillment coordination for internet sales'. His specialties include Management, Innovation, Creativity, Fitness/Spinning

Jürgen Visser
Jürgen Visser

Jürgen Visser

Jürgen is an innovator in e-health and e-learning applications. He likes dreaming big and working passionately on user-friendly solutions that shape the way IT is used in hospitals. He has extensive experience as an IT entrepreneur in the medical area, and having had basic medical training, he is able to connect the two fields in a unique way.
As one of the founders of Reconcept, Jürgen help hospitals and medical professionals by developing concepts that improve their day to day workflow. Jürgen is currently responsible for consultancy and project management. Jürgen holds a BA in Computer Science

Last modified:22 March 2019 6.00 p.m.