I am Sara El Ouadrhiri
Founder & CO-Owner of IFOULKI
Sara El Ouadrhiri and Iman Hassan are the Founders & CO-Owners of IFOULKI. With their roots firmly in Morocco these two young entrepreneurs have been passed down beauty rituals by their grandmothers and which they want to share with their children and grandchildren too. History, culture and tradition form the base of their background and with a dream and a passion to share these deep rooted beauty traditions IFOULKI was born. Bio company: Born and raised in the picturesque Essaouira, which is a stunning city in Morocco, Sara's and Iman grandmother witnessed the process of turning Argan into the gorgeous product which is currently known worldwide as Argan Oil. Ifoulki Argan Oil is harvested and processed by local and experienced women. This way the traditional methods are protected and this guarantees the quality in which the product has been processed. The goals is to improve the working and living conditions of the locals in Essaouira by following a fair trade policy. Choosing Ifoulki argan oil means receiving 100% biological traditional Argan Oil while supporting the locals in Essouira for a sustainable price. The word Ifoulki originates from the Berber language. The translation of “ifoulki” would be “beautiful” which perfectly sums up the product, the roots and ofcourse the result you will get after using our product.
I am Iman Hassan
Founder & CO-Owner of IFOULKI
Iman Hassan and Sara El Ouadrhiri are the Founders & CO-Owners of IFOULKI. With their roots firmly in Morocco these two young entrepreneurs have been passed down beauty rituals by their grandmothers and which they want to share with their children and grandchildren too. History, culture and tradition form the base of their background and with a dream and a passion to share these deep rooted beauty traditions IFOULKI was born. Born and raised in the picturesque Essaouira, which is a stunning city in Morocco, Iman and Sara’s grandmother witnessed the process of turning Argan into the gorgeous product which is currently known worldwide as Argan Oil. Ifoulki Argan Oil is harvested and processed by local and experienced women. This way the traditional methods are protected and this guarantees the quality in which the product has been processed. The goals is to improve the working and living conditions of the locals in Essaouira by following a fair trade policy. Choosing Ifoulki argan oil means receiving 100% biological traditional Argan Oil while supporting the locals in Essouira for a sustainable price. The word Ifoulki originates from the Berber language. The translation of “ifoulki” would be “beautiful” which perfectly sums up the product, the roots and ofcourse the result you will get after using our product.
I am Nina Hoff
Co-founder and CEO of byFlow
Nina Hoff is the CEO of byFlow – an innovative company specializing in 3D Food Printing. When in 2015 her brother, Floris Hoff, showed her his own developed 3D Printer, she immediately saw a business opportunity. Together with her brother and father she founded byFlow. As Nina has an educational background and prior experience in business management, she decided to take the lead within the company. Since then, byFlow has opened up the 3D Food Printing market with their first product, a 3D Food Printer called “the Focus”. She is constantly working towards a growing company. The company established partnerships with leading Multinational companies, such as Barry Callebaut (the largest Chocolate Manufacturer) and RD facilities, cooperates with several leaders within the Food Industry and finds itself on a mission to change the way how people prepare and experience food.
I am Daria Huszar
Founder and CEO of 25H DAY (25-hours-a-day), advocate of fin-tech hybrids.
Daria Huszar is founder of 25H DAY (25-hours-a-day), advocate of fin-tech hybrids. She is a Finance Master graduate of the University of Amsterdam and has more than ten years of experience working as a Finance Professional for multinationals. She has recently set up a startup called 25H DAY (read: 25-hours-a-day) targeting time-constrained Finance teams by supporting them to become more productive with the help of tech, regardless of the amount of data to be processed. FinTech Academy aims to train Financials of the future: fin-tech hybrids. With her team she is working hard on a no-code platform to give the power of programming in Excel to Financials with no previous coding experience.
I am Anke Kuik
COO and Co-Founder Faktor
Anke has 10 years experience in Digital Marketing with a strong focus on technology and international team management. She started her career in London in Search and later in Programmatic Advertising as Director of Accuen EMEA. In 2013 she came back to Amsterdam to build the programmatic EMEA Hub for Publicis Groupe. For the same group she was later Head of Programmatic and Digital Transformation at Zenith where she integrated programmatic marketing within the media agency. After so many years in advertising, Anke felt it was time to broaden her scope and work on creating better online experiences. As Co-Founder of Faktor she facilitates a fair value exchange between consumers, brands and publishers – creating a better internet for everyone. Faktor gives consumers control and choice over their personal data, publishers the tools to operate sustainable business models and brands the ability to advertise more effectively.
I am Lotte Leufkens
Lotte Leufkens, a Mechanical Engineering student from Delft, founded CloudCuddle to help families with handicapped children. During her studies she was approached by a family who was in need of a transportable safe bed, which would give them back the freedom to travel. In March 2017 she became Student Entrepreneur of the year with CloudCuddle, enabling her to launch the product on the market. In 2018 CloudCuddle will launch the R&D project for CloudCuddle for handicapped elders. Seeing and experiencing the impact that CloudCuddle has had on the lives of families has been Lotte’s biggest driving force and motivates her to keep developing more and better care-aids.
I am Christina Moreno
Founder of She Matters
Christina Moreno is an international lawyer and founder of She Matters – a platform designed to connect refugee and migrant women with employment opportunities at small and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands. She Matters’ mission is to empower and equip refugee and migrant women to develop their potential skills, boost their self-confidence and help them to become leaders in their homes, businesses and communities. Christina believes in the power of empowering women and girls to transform our world. Today, we know that their success is the key to economic growth, political stability and social transformation. And with women representing around half of the refugee and migrant population worldwide, they are among those most in need of empowerment and support. An international lawyer and communications professional by training, Christina Currently works at Global Rights Compliance (GRC) where she works on issues relating to international humanitarian and human rights law in Ukraine and Syria, and business and human rights in Bangladesh. Prior to GRC, Christina was with HiiL Innovating Justice where she worked to improve access to justice around the world.
I am Claire Passy
Claire Passy turned to the entrepreneurship world because all her previous experiences led her to this. "Polyglot living in Amsterdam (French, English, German, Italian and soon Dutch) Claire graduated with a Double-Bachelor in German and English Linguistic and Literature in Paris and Munich Universities but also with a Master's degree in Modern Literature from the Sorbonne University of Paris. Meanwhile she was working as an actress in different projects in order to combine her passion for literature, history and acting. She led different projects as an actress, assisted directors in different plays in Paris, was a scriptwriter, and worked in international co-production for TV series at Newen, Paris. She even assisted a therapist in order to apply art-therapy to adults who have experienced something traumatic (mostly women who endured physical and psychological abuses) Since creating a play or a TV series is very similar to creating a Startup, she decided to build ThereSheGoes in order to bring a solution to women harassment and give them the opportunity to FINALLY do whatever they want, anywhere. ThereSheGoes is then a way to relate her passions for culture, travelling and her creativity in order to build a simple and innovative project while supporting a cause so close to her heart."
I am Anne van Eijsden
Founder and CEO of On The Rocks
Anne Pleun is the founder and CEO of On The Rocks. In late 2015 she launched her company, that specializes in designing Rockbooks from innovative stonepaper. Stemming from a family of entrepreneurs she knew at an early age what she wanted to do in life: found her own company. But not just any company. This company should definitely have a positive impact on the world. Right after her daughter was born in 2015, she decided to take the leap and start making a change and show that even in 'traditional' industries, this can be done. In her TEDx presentation, Anne will show you just how she, and Paper On The Rocks, aim to achieve this.
I am Manon van Essen
What if pizza could be your favorite vegetable? Magioni creates vegetable pizza’s. Our cauliflower pizza crust is our most known pizza flavor. Started in a small pizzeria in Amsterdam, now we’re selling 90 million grams of vegetables through our pizza. We are determined that one day, Magioni pizza will become the new standard. For everyone.
I am Nicole van Tongeren
Medical doctor, Virologist & Fashion Entrepreneur
Medical doctor, Virologist & Fashion Entrepreneur Nicole van Tongeren is a medical doctor, virologist, and fashion entrepreneur. From a young age, her love for biological sciences and fashion existed side by side and eventually led to the creation of her company Butter for Breakfast one morning over coffee in the emergency room. Butter for Breakfast is a company that aims to reduce gender inequality through innovative fashion, technology and education. The brand’s philosophy is built around one single purpose: to empower working women. It is about making life taste better with a simple touch. Just like Butter on pretty much everything. Born in Nairobi to a Dutch father and a Kenyan mother, Nicole moved to the Netherlands at age 4. When she was only 16 she made her way to the United States to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Imperial College – cum laude – and finished her medical degree in the Netherlands. Having witnessed the unfavorable effects of gender inequality in her birth country Kenya and also having experienced it, to a lesser extent, throughout her young career, Nicole decided to found Butter for Breakfast.
I am Julia van Zanten
Co-founder and creative lead at LifeSense
As a designer Julia, co-founder and creative lead at LifeSense, comes across many nice tables and chairs. But has always wondered, what about well designed medical products? LifeSense is a B2B women’s health venture helping women combat urine loss after childbirth and menopause. Not a glamorous but very real and often hidden problem that affects 1 in 3 women after childbirth and 6 out of 10 never dare speak about it! This disruption affects 200 million women and their families every day. With their first product: Carin, Lifesense can help these women. It is smart protective underwear that teaches women how to train their pelvic floor muscles. Women see results in 2-4 weeks and are cured in 6-8 weeks. Between 2012 and 2015 Lifesense developed Carin with over 100 women and filed for 13 patent applications. In 2016 Carin was CE certified and FDA class II approved and we established a global client base from our offices in Eindhoven & Tokyo.