The persons behind the brand

 
  Valerie Vallenduuk  Founder Present your Startup/ Haarlemvalley BV  Startups are hyped. That hype is necessary for the future of our children. The current mainstream jobs are starting to disappear and we need to anticipate on that change. Present Your Startup plays a part in changing the future.   Read my story here.

Valerie Vallenduuk
Founder Present your Startup/ Haarlemvalley BV

Startups are hyped. That hype is necessary for the future of our children. The current mainstream jobs are starting to disappear and we need to anticipate on that change. Present Your Startup plays a part in changing the future.

Read my story here.

  Mike Rijkers  Project Leader The Netherlands   I'm always looking for patterns that stand out, technological innovations, and consumer trends in order to gain a higher level of understanding of contemporary consumer culture. Present Your Startup offers a front-row seat to the future.

Mike Rijkers
Project Leader The Netherlands


I'm always looking for patterns that stand out, technological innovations, and consumer trends in order to gain a higher level of understanding of contemporary consumer culture. Present Your Startup offers a front-row seat to the future.

  Eddie van Eeken   Chief Operational Officer Present Your Startup  After more than 20 years working at a big corporate, I was ready for a change.  I am passionate about startups and draw a lot of inspiration from them. That is the reason I would like to deliver my part to the Present Your Startup community.

Eddie van Eeken
Chief Operational Officer Present Your Startup

After more than 20 years working at a big corporate, I was ready for a change.

I am passionate about startups and draw a lot of inspiration from them. That is the reason I would like to deliver my part to the Present Your Startup community.

  Jildou Steensma   Program manager & associate partner Present Your Startup Caribbean  Startups making an impact and that have an international ambition, appeal most to me.  I am partner for Present Your Startup Caribbean.

Jildou Steensma
Program manager & associate partner Present Your Startup Caribbean

Startups making an impact and that have an international ambition, appeal most to me.

I am partner for Present Your Startup Caribbean.

 
  Eva Kleingeld  Manager Marketing en Communication  I'm passionate about writing, communication and innovation in the broadest sense of the word.The startup scene gives me a lot of energy.

Eva Kleingeld
Manager Marketing en Communication

I'm passionate about writing, communication and innovation in the broadest sense of the word.The startup scene gives me a lot of energy.

 
  Megaidi Pinas  Legal expert & Management assistant  I love being surrounded by creative minds and game changers. It's the best way to stay in touch with my own creativity. Present Your Startup offers me that enviroment, with a strong focus on innovation. What more can a creative legal expert ask for?

Megaidi Pinas
Legal expert & Management assistant

I love being surrounded by creative minds and game changers. It's the best way to stay in touch with my own creativity. Present Your Startup offers me that enviroment, with a strong focus on innovation. What more can a creative legal expert ask for?

 
  Michelle Koopman   Junior Marketing & Communication Present Your Startup  I have always been interested in new fresh ideas, communication and creation. I can express my creativity in all communication of Present Your Startup.

Michelle Koopman

Junior Marketing & Communication Present Your Startup

I have always been interested in new fresh ideas, communication and creation. I can express my creativity in all communication of Present Your Startup.

 

Board members Present Your Startup 

 
  Peter van Bergen  Board member Present your Startup  Communication is key. Startups need to realize that to make a big exit.

Peter van Bergen
Board member Present your Startup

Communication is key. Startups need to realize that to make a big exit.

  Hans Romijn  Board member Present your Startup  Matching startups and investors is my specialty. I intensively use social media to approach potentials for our program.

Hans Romijn
Board member Present your Startup

Matching startups and investors is my specialty. I intensively use social media to approach potentials for our program.

  Michiel Geerdink  Fund Manager Haarlemvalley Capital  I am responsible for establishing the Haarlemvalley Capital Business Angel Fund. Furthermore I am involved as an investor with the accelerator program.

Michiel Geerdink
Fund Manager Haarlemvalley Capital

I am responsible for establishing the Haarlemvalley Capital Business Angel Fund. Furthermore I am involved as an investor with the accelerator program.


advisory board

 
  Eric Boonstra  EvoSwitch  EvoSwitch and Haarlemvalley are shaping the future of innovation together. I am convinced that Present Your Startup won't be limited to the region of Haarlem.

Eric Boonstra
EvoSwitch

EvoSwitch and Haarlemvalley are shaping the future of innovation together. I am convinced that Present Your Startup won't be limited to the region of Haarlem.

  Jan Feenstra  Rabobank    As a true partner, I feel very connected to the concept of Present your Startup. I like innovation and entrepreneurship.

Jan Feenstra
Rabobank

As a true partner, I feel very connected to the concept of Present your Startup. I like innovation and entrepreneurship.

  Marielle Wiegmans  Crowe Horwath Foederer  I am involved with Present Your Startup since the very first beginning. I offer support to entrepreneurs in achieving their ambitions. I am specialized in the area's of crowdfunding and corporate finance.

Marielle Wiegmans
Crowe Horwath Foederer

I am involved with Present Your Startup since the very first beginning. I offer support to entrepreneurs in achieving their ambitions. I am specialized in the area's of crowdfunding and corporate finance.

 
  Reinout te Brake  GWC investments  I am involved with Present Your Startup since the early beginning and offer advise on a regular basis. I am happy to use my network to make valuable connections. The gaming industry is my specialty.

Reinout te Brake
GWC investments

I am involved with Present Your Startup since the early beginning and offer advise on a regular basis. I am happy to use my network to make valuable connections. The gaming industry is my specialty.

  Frank Appeldoorn  Volta Ventures  Present your Startup gives me the opportunity to meet high potential startups. The dedicated team members and the well established infrastructure in Haarlem are key factors to make Present Your Startup one of the most excellent accelerators of the Netherlands.

Frank Appeldoorn
Volta Ventures

Present your Startup gives me the opportunity to meet high potential startups. The dedicated team members and the well established infrastructure in Haarlem are key factors to make Present Your Startup one of the most excellent accelerators of the Netherlands.

  Wendy van Ierschot  Van Ierschot  Creating and building a great team is a key element for a successful startup. I enjoy providing Present Your Startup with useful advise. Besides that, I am involved with the program as an investor.

Wendy van Ierschot
Van Ierschot

Creating and building a great team is a key element for a successful startup. I enjoy providing Present Your Startup with useful advise. Besides that, I am involved with the program as an investor.

  Stephan Derksen  Infotheek  I am very passionate about discovering the most innovative technological trends and am specifically interested in the dynamics of merges, tech startups and venture capital/private equity. I can combine those passions in my advisory role for Present Your Startup.

Stephan Derksen
Infotheek

I am very passionate about discovering the most innovative technological trends and am specifically interested in the dynamics of merges, tech startups and venture capital/private equity. I can combine those passions in my advisory role for Present Your Startup.


  Gerard Weemhoff  Producer and director Interactive Live Web TV  I am responsible for all the media productions of Present Your Startup. I also contribute to the creative development of the program.

Gerard Weemhoff
Producer and director Interactive Live Web TV

I am responsible for all the media productions of Present Your Startup. I also contribute to the creative development of the program.