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Vision and Values

Fall 2011 Amsterdam Semester

What are you passionate about? What is your vision? How do you translate your passion and vision into a business idea? How do you brainstorm ideas? What are the tools for evaluating your ideas? What are the makings of a good idea versus a bad idea? Should you pursue multiple ideas at once, and when should you focus on one?

Develop your vision and ideas.
2011-10-18, 06:30 PM


Oscar Kneppers
Founder, Rockstart

Oscar is the founder of Rockstart and chief at Iconomy. His past roles include founder and publisher at Bright TechMedia, founder and publisher at Emerce, and editor and publisher at IDG.

Maarten Lens Fitz Gerald

Maarten is currently the general manager and founder at Layar and the founder, partner, and mobile service architect at SPRXmobile. He previously co-founded and organized Mobile Monday Amsterdam. Maarten has held a number of management positions in business and strategy r...

Joris Van Heukelom
Partner , Makerstreet

Joris is currently a partner at Makerstreet. He was previously the CEO of ilse media, an online publishing and media search company. Prior to ilse, he served as director of content and consumer marketing at KPN telecommunicatios. Additionally he has also worked as VP of c...

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