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Entrepreneurship is a great way to make an impact. Futurepreneurs Dutch Open creates and supports the impact driven entrepreneurs of the future.

Futurepreneurs Dutch Open

Futurepreneurs is a pre-acceleration programme for impact driven (future) entrepreneurs. It runs well in Lithuania and came successfully to The Netherlands last year.

The programme inspires and teaches students how to start and run a business that can contribute to societal change. Together we strive for a better future.

During the 3–4-month (free) program, you will work in teams on your own business idea or on a challenge that is brought in by a partner.

Sign up now for this fall! Futurepreneurs Dutch Open 2021 and become a Futurepreneur!

About Futurepreneurs

The Programme

The programme consists of a series of 7 masterclasses and workshops, all online.

The programme ends with a presentation of your team’s ideas and progress on Impact Day. The best teams will get a scholarship that enables them to develop their idea into a viable business for an extra 6 months.

Application is open for students/ young professionals and teams. Participation is free of charge.

Mentors

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Katherine Trebeck

Katherine is a researcher and professor, but above all a strong advocate for the Wellbeing Economy, an economy focused on people as opposed to profits.

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Bob Hutten

Bob is the founder of the Surplus Food Factory, where he leads all relevant stakeholders in their collaboration to reduce food waste and introduce circularity in the food industry.

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Henk-Jan Beltman

As the Chief Chocolate Officer of Tony’s Chocolonely, Henk-Jan is determined to change the cocoa supply chain for the better. His mission: a 100% slave free chocolate industry.

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Jaap Korteweg

Jaap founded The Vegetarian Butcher because he wanted to play his part in the transition from animal to vegetable meat. By letting meat lovers experience that veggie meat tastes just as good as animal meat, he wants to become the biggest butcher in the world.

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Kees Klomp

Kees Klomp is co-founder of THRIVE Institute, social entrepreneur and author of multiple books in the field of purpose and business. Kees introduced the concept of purpose economy in The Netherlands, and is a sought-after speaker on purpose and business.

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Mark Kulsdom

Mark is the co-founder and Global Impact Officer at The Dutch Weed Burger, a scale-up in plantbased proteins. After conquering the food truck market, Mark and his team are now bringing their business and their vision internationally.

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Coen Faber

Coen Faber, partner at Pure Birds, is a serial impact entrepreneur engaging in several startups and large corporations to realize a sustainable, circular inclusive society and economy. Coen has been involved in the Futurepreneurs programme in Lithuania in recent years.

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Daniël Steginga

Being a director of WorldStartup Labs, Daniël is an expert in turning ideas into businesses. Using his creativity and entrepreneurial experience, he contributed to the birth of dozens of impact startups.

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Hub Jongen

Hub is a seasoned entrepreneur who made it his mission to make startup founders thrive. As WorldStartup's Startup Support Director he is constantly connecting startups to knowledge, expertise, potential customers and investors.

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Bram van Schijndel

As a partner at Pure Birds, Bram is challenging and enabling businesses to join forces in realizing more profitable, sustainable and equality-based supply chains with adopting and scaling-up of innovations. He has been involved in Futurepreneurs Lithuania for the past few years.

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Futurepreneurs is a pre-acceleration program for impact driven (future) entrepreneurs. The program inspires and teaches students and young professionals how to start and run a business that can contribute to social change.

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