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Mentor: Wouter Zwagemakers

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Wouter Zwagemakers has 10+ years of experience in general management, strategy, transformation, business development, venture building, finance and M&A at large corporates (Albert Heijn/Ahold Delhaize, ETOS and AEGON) and more recently startups and scale-ups. As industrial engineer by training, he loves to explore new frontiers, grow visionary ideas into reality and build sustainable change.

Wouter is a curious and playful pioneer that loves to grow meaningful, innovative ideas to realize a brighter future for us all. Nature, food & tech and inspiring (younger) people is what gives him much energy. Next to 10+ years of working experience, he loves to help entrepreneurs and business teams with insights to grow and excel.

In 2021, Wouter joined the founding team of The Seaweed Company to build a regenerative, nature positive enterprise that is fit for the 22nd century.  He is seeking to contribute to long term sustainable change in our short term world.

Skills and field of expertise

    • Strategy & Transformation
    • Business Development
    • Holistic (commercial, sustainable) story building
    • Mentoring & Coaching
    • Visioning, structuring & strategic planning
    • Finance, BI, Data & Analytics

Offer and interest (startups)

Offer:
I am looking forward to being your all-round sparring partner with experience and network in variety of business related fields with a sense of today’s and future global challenges and opportunities. I can act as refreshing sounding board to share insights, feedback and advice to help structuring ideas, bring new perspectives and bring strategies into action.

Interest:
I look forward to mentoring foodtech startups that work on smart solutions that help solve global food challenges.

Favorite quote

“Be the change that you want to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

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