Monday January 20th our startups had their worksession at Omrin in Heerenveen.
In the moring they had a peek (and sniff 😷) at the recycling station in Heerenveen. CEO John Vernooij (also our chairperson) told them his entrepeneur story with some strong advice:
‘Know what is your focus and what not. Be the best in your field. And whatever happens, there is always a plan B’
One of the startup CEO’s Linda Dijkshoorn commented it as “Best tour of the BeStart.nl year. Companies like Omrin turn our current lifestyle to a more sustainable one by recycling and treating our waste in an incredibly innovative manner. But my Lord, we should ban single use plastics… it is scary to see how much is thrown out….”
In the afternoon Martin Tietema, who participated in our programme in 2017-2018, told our startups about the growth of his company Foamplant and the challenges he faced leading his company it to success. More about his company in this radiopodcast!
Next stop: Annemieke Mintjes and storytelling on February 10th. Looking forward to it!