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Mentor Progress Review

Fall 2011 Amsterdam Semester

Can you pitch your business in three minutes and survive the scrutiny of seasoned CEOs? How viable is the business and the financial model? Can you present the business in a meaningful and articulate way? Does the business scale? Can the business survive?

Review your business with Mentors.
2011-12-13, 06:30 PM


Simone Brummelhuis
Founder, The Next Women

Simone is the VP Europe at and the founder, CEO at, an online business magazine and platform with a focus on news, deals, female business heroes and interviews. She previously founded Brummbooks, served as managing director of IENS Independent I...

Sheila Struyck
Enterpreneur, Chimaera Ventures

Current Enterpreneur at Chimaera Ventures: for ambitious owner / managers. Participates in start-ups, is 'enterpreneur in residence' at Rabo Capital and offers enterpreneur mentorship. Publishes in Red, Financieele Dagblad and NRC Handelsblad about enterpreunerial. Mem...

Michiel Buitelaar
COO, Sanoma Media NL

Michiel is the COO for Sanoma Media NL. He has previously worked as a senior executive of digital media at Endemol, managing director of wireline consumer business at KPN, chief commercial officer at Orange FT Groupe, director of strategy at Ben (now t-mobile), among othe...

Pieter Bas Leezenberg
CEO and Co-founder, Hansje Brinker BV

Pieter is currently the CEO and co-founder at Hansje Brinker bv and managing partner at Couloir Partners. He was previously an entrepreneur in residence at GP Ventures, chief marketing officer at GPXS, chief operations officer at Rost & Co, engineer in advanced technolog...

Ada Van Der Veer Vergeer

Ada van der Veer-Vergeer: Directeur/eig Stranergy (bestuursadvies op gebied van strategie en corporate governance) Lid Raad van Commissarissen LeasePlan Corporation N.V. (LeasePlan) Lid Raad van Commissarissen Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO) Lid Raad van Commissaris...

Lucien Burm
CEO, Kimengi

Lucien Burm is co-founder and CEO of a Dutch recommendation technology company called Kimengi. Out of that company, f»dforward emerged, a smart widget network providing cross-blog suggestions for articles to read next. f»dforward has been available on tens of thousands on...

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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