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Maarten Poot

Quickly after finishing his masters in Financial Economics, Maarten Poot decided to found Felyx. Felyx is a successful scale-up, offering shared electric scooters as a new and disrupting urban mobility concept. As a student, you must have seen them around.

Traffic congestion and relentless pressure on public transit are a fact of life for urban citizens. We believe e-scooter sharing to be the best urban transportation method, as it is the fastest, most convenient and sustainable ride around town.

During his keynote he will highlight the early days as an entrepreneur and tell us the hardships of turning a start-up into a well known scale-up!

Frederik Nieuwenhuys

Frederik Nieuwenhuys, as many of you, studied at the TU Delft! After completing a master in Mechanical Engineering he decided to work at OC&C Startegy Consultants while completing an MBA at the prestigious Insead institute.

Before co-founding Picnic he started another company, called Fredhopper. Fredhopper is the inventor of the world’s leading software platform with which retailers manage their digital shelves. His next entrepreneurship would revolutionize the way we do groceries. 

Technology, smart planning, and a fleet of electric vehicles lead to less food waste and fewer food miles. Picnic is competitive and sustainable. With a data-driven approach and an app-only store, Picnic has become Europe’s fastest growing online supermarket. During the keynote, Frederik will highlight how a crisis can benefit certain industries for the better.

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Huib Morelisse

Huib is a seasoned industry professional and a former business executive of Nuon (currently Vattenfall) and Lagerwey Wind. In his lecture he will address the hardships of leading a company to success.

During this path to success setbacks are common, an interesting part of this lecture is how to overcome these and improve your company for the better. Hereby contributing to the keynote of the Entrepreneurship Day Delft: how setbacks can improve your company indefinitely!

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Tom Bakkum

Tom Bakkum is Senior Manager Green Oceans at Milgro, a cleantech company managing natural capital. With more than 25 years of experience in sustainable waste and resource management, Milgro inspires by putting a different perspective on waste into practice and by having an opiniated and progressive vision on the circular economy.


Based on the intent of joint value creation and sustainable profitability Tom works on improving businesses every day by steering them towards the natural resource transition.
With company core values to connect, to improve and to marvel Tom will discuss during his keynote how these work, explain the Green Ocean principles and highlight the importance of a circular economy.