Welcome to my website! Perhaps you know alot about me already, if not let’s give you some heads up below about my life and career as a serial entrepreneur,
transitionist and changemaker.
Did you know…
…That I have spoken internationally on Innovation, Science & technology conferences in Brazil, San Francisco, New York, Spain & Portugal so far. About the future of work, health, labor, banking, living, organizations and education.
…I have organized and helped 50+ hackathons create innovative solutions for SDG’s, business challenges, schools, municipalities and the Ministry of Education since 2014. Check out my biggest hackathon event on Eduhack.nl & 27 hackathon challenges that I have coordinated on Campus Party Europe in the Netherlands where 1650 people from 52 nationalities worked together on SDG’s for one week. Want to know which challenges click here.
…I have coached over 30.000 people since 2012 in thinking about how they could make an impact in society while following their passions and strengths. That is on average 16,4 individuals a day. Ever stuck with a question regarding your life, perhaps I can help you out! Definitely, check out my toolkit4Change if you are wandering now.
…I currently live together with 400 refugees/non-statusholders in an refugee centre called Plan Einstein, an award-winning concept where 15 stakeholders help both formally and informally to integrate people with a traumatic background/out of war-situations on a human-way, creating equality by offering free classes in Entrepreneurship, Business English, Dutch and many more activities like neighborhood festivals, cooking and singing together and learning how to bike. Please do visit us someday, everyone can participate in making the lives of the less fortunate better!
…I have spoken on over 25 conferences next to giving 2 TEDxTalks about overcoming my videogame addiction, pursuing a purpose and creating leadership to tackle SDG’s with serious games. Check out my TEDxtalks via bit.ly/TedxNick & bit.ly/TEDxNick2. It definetely describes how I have become who I am now.
Below you can find more activities I have done professionally. You can take a look into some of the presentations I have given as a speaker, innovation consultant and trendwatcher. The foundations I have helped setup locally, the schools I have helped in changing their curriculum and way of working with students and stakeholders and several projects like setting up an escape room for primary school with new technologies and co-hosting Permanent Future Labs to enable more people to start working with technology.
Organizer 2015/2016/2017 editions of the worldwide 24h Eduhack, an initiative launched by Presenté in 2013. January 2015 – Currently
Check out educationhack for our upcoming editions. Feel free to participate in hacking Education.
Co-Founder Articulum, Writer Influencive & Startup Grind + Community catalyst Under30Changemakers. November 2013 – Currently
Co-organizer INNOVATIONHACK May 2015
Pressure cook for businesses and students to solve business cases within 4 to 6 hours. With teams of 4-5 multidisciplinary students and Studio Doon Innovation Cards they learn how to work with a Lean Startup Method while they are helping a business further in finding new business models or a modern strategy approach.