Jort Kelder is a renowned Dutch journalist, columnist, television presenter and former editor of business magazine Quote. Jort studied Dutch law at Utrecht University and began his career as an intern at Quote, going on to became editor of the magazine in 1990. In December 1993 he was named Editor-in-Chief of Quote and he won Chief Editor of the year in1998. In December 1999, Quote was named Magazine of the Year by the Dutch Publishers Association. From October 1997 to June 1999 Kelder was also editor-in-Chief of the magazine QPF. From 1993 he wrote articles and columns for the NRC Handelsblad and Het Parool. He has also published several best-selling books. In April 2007 he decided to step down as Editor-in-Chief of Quote but remained for some time as a consultant. Jort has starred in a number of popular television shows since 2000, including NET 5 (2000-2002), Talpa (2005), KRO (2006-2009), AVRO (from 2011) and VPRO (from 2012). In June 2008 he formed the company Media Buddies with Ronald van de Laar and set up his website 925. en (Nine to Five). In 2009 his TV production company 925TV was established, from which the show 'For Us In The BV' was produced, among others. At the end of 2011 Jort returned to Quote as a consultant and currently writes a monthly column for the magazine. Some call him a dandy, some call him a snob, but Jort is Jort - he leads his own life and follows his own plan. That's why the Netherlands love him.
Marlies has achieved international success with her two lines of lingerie, marlies|dekkers and Undressed by marlies|dekkers. As the pioneer of the trend 'innerwear as outerwear' Marlies Dekkers has proven her versatility without a doubt. Her designs are seen nationally and internationally as trendsetting, innovative and pioneering. Marlies Dekkers has changed the world of lingerie for good with her inspiring designs and personal philosophy. All her designs are inspired by her own vision on life, and she wants to give women more self-confidence.
Mathijs is a well respected Dutch economist and journalist, a regular contributor to the TV programs RTLZ and De wereld draait door and columnist for Het financieel dagblad and the business website Z24.nl. Bouman graduated from the Pascal College in Zaandam and got his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Amsterdam under Rick van der Ploeg and Sweder van Wijnbergen, specializing in econometrics. Bouman has become a notable TV personality and is a frequent panelist on De wereld draait door, a TV talk show focusing on current events, where he is referred to as a 'media economist'. He has given his expert insights on a variety of economic topics including the stock exchange and the financial crisis 2007-8. He has written a column for De Groene Amsterdammer and as of 2013 became a regular columnist for Het Financieel Dagblad. Mathijs is the author of two acclaimed books on Dutch economics: Hollandse Overmoed (Dutch Overconfidence) and De Elektrische Spijkerbroek en Andere Avonturen in de Economie (The Electric Jeans and Other Adventures in the Economy), a collection of his columns with observations on and anecdotes from the Dutch economy. A review in the NRC Handelsblad noted a number of memorable one-liners, including "If women pay fewer taxes, men will vacuum more often" and "the world's tallest buildings are usually an omen of disaster".
The Smart&Sexy lifestyle community, created by powerwoman of 2011, Lisa Portengen, is big. Over 200000 woman a month are inspired by her themes as awareness, personal development/growth, femininity and entrepreneurship.
The mission is to let woman experience who they really are. Smart stands for awareness, who you are(identity) and what you want to accomplish. Sexy stands for attractive. How can you achieve your goals on an attractive way? Lisa’s seminars and workshops are full of insights, humor, tips, (business) flirting and presents. A great message wrapped with practical excercises and a great story with charm.
Lisa is streetwise, entrepreneur, lovely and creative. After her art study and a career as an actress, she went a new way in. As the CEO of an experience –company, she hosted business –events for example NUON and Fortis. Together with her dare –to –ask –team she made daretoask the most used # on Twitter. With that she helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to reach their goals.
Over the course of his extraordinary career, Pa Joof has used his innate ability to connect with people to extend his influence as a world-class speaker, trainer and coach, and take his message of inspiration far and wide. Since his humble beginnings in the West African Republic of The Gambia, Pa has become an accomplished entrepreneur, multi-faceted business guru and one of the world's most beloved motivational speakers, regularly captivating thousands of enthralled people with his inspirational message. He has touched the lives of more than 200,000 individuals from diverse backgrounds, helping people channel the pure energy of a focused, uncluttered mind for business and personal success. His influence has helped businesses outperform and outcompete, and generate business of several million pounds in less than six months. From Fortune 500 executives to celebrities and world-class speakers, Pa has coached and trained star performers on personal branding and business growth.
Maria Davies is a property investor and author who started investing in real estate in 1990. Starting with just half an apartment, her portfolio now spans the length and breadth of the UK and includes property overseas, she freely admits that she probably made every mistake in the book along the way because at that time there was nobody to teach her what to do. Today, her property portfolio is located throughout the UK, with interests overseas too and she attributes her lifestyle today to her investments. When you hear Maria speak, it becomes clear she believes everyone should be invested, to some degree, in what she calls “the best investment in the world”. Maria now spends her time inspiring and teaching others to do what she knows is possible for everyone – to gain financial freedom through property.
Maria is regularly featured on TV and radio and in the press as a property expert. She takes great joy in sharing her knowledge and motivating others to follow in her footsteps and create the income and security that provides time freedom.
Maria’s philosophy is: “You’re not truly free until you can spend your days doing what you CHOOSE to do instead of what you HAVE to do”
Isaac Tekeste is a highly experienced trader who specializes in Forex and Commodities using a mixture of short and medium term strategies. Having established several successful private funds he now focuses on developing and mentoring aspiring traders to achieve the same things that he has accomplished. Isaac started trading full-time over seven years ago when he lost his business due to the economic downturn. Determined never to be in a vulnerable position again, he has made it his mission to achieve trading excellence, as well as inspire people from all walks of life on how they can master their own financial destinies.
Alex Van Ginneken
Born in North Brabant, raised in Friesland and now living in Groningen. At a young age I became ' hooked ' on the computer. I learned to make developing software and products. After my internship in 1999 I chose to work at Oracle CRM and mobile applications to work in that division.
I understand soon that there was more possible and started in 2001 my own company, i combined that with the study marketing/communication. At the end of 2003, I'v set up the IT company that began to grow fast. In the following years it grew very fast and I sold my company at the end of 2006.
After a year traveling i become partner in several internet companies like; CoBrowser.net, Superfood.nl, DBK.nl, MediaCT, Simple reservation and CEL.BS. In the recent years millions of these companies were converted and all without exception made a nice grow.
There are now more than 50 people working at these participations. The business is so arranged so that I can work from anywhere. In recent years I've also published several books: the blue box (2009, 17 books of internet marketing), Fact Based Marketing (2013, jointly with two companions of DBK.nl) and Domeineren.nl (2014).
I live with my girlfriend and son in Groningen but I am also regularly abroad. I like traveling. reading and meeting new people. I'am also an athlete and always in for running (marathon-finisher), squash or a hearty bootcamp. I like to ' talk about the business ' (new developments, techniques, startups, innovation) and am therefore also affiliated with Dutch and international business network.
Furthermore, I like to help companies to grow with new structurally tactics. I'm very ' hands on ' and of most value when there is something to be created or to built. The internet pioneer is also in my blood. I like to share my knowledge and experience but also like to listen to others. I put regular connections between people and companies when I see that it is valuable for both parties.
Jitan Solanki is a successful fund trader and entrepreneur who began his trading career at 19. After several years working on London trading floors, he is now an accredited Market Technician from the Society of Technical Analysts and after crafting his own market edge, has co-founded a Private Fund for High-Net Worth Investors to provide risk-adjusted returns in non-correlated assets. Now enjoying the freedom and flexibility trading offers, he dedicates his time to global travel and mentoring private individuals and traders to achieve their true potential in trading the Financial Markets. He has lectured in London, Singapore, South Africa, Holland, Sweden and the USA and he also mentors for The Prince’s Trust in London, UK - a youth charity set up by Prince Charles that helps transform young lives.
Steve Kelly specializes in developing new propriety traders who want to trade Independent Funds, including Alchemy Zurich’s company capital as part of the Professional Trader Programme. Having had a successful career in the Film & Commercials industry spanning over three decades, Steve discovered trading over four years ago. He has since devoted himself to mastering the markets and has been trading his own capital as well as that of private investors. He is a passionate mentor and speaker who is known for his clarity in explaining complex financial concepts in a simple to understand manner.