The place to let good ideas grow
All of this is done from our authentic office building in the heart of the city of Groningen.
The people who let good ideas grow
Jan Gerbrand Krol
Driven by boosting entrepreneurship and innovation, excited to set up new business concepts, bringing (starting) entrepreneurs and specialist knowledge together, a dedicated customer-orientated perspective and focused on growth.
I have been active as an innovation consultant for more than seventeen years, guiding many entrepreneurs to grow their business. Because of my expertise, approachability, network, persuasiveness, creative and open attitude, I am able to easily create wide support. In addition, I’m co-owner of an enterprise that organizes innovative events.
Moreover, you can find me often on stage as chairman or host of an event.
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I am an entrepreneur since 1994. First I worked in Hilversum as an entrepreneur in the online world, combined with the power of television. However, my roots are in the north of the Netherlands and I returned there in 2008. Here I spent my time developing the Beeld Watch, a watch for people with intellectual disabilities.
After being an entrepreneur myself for twenty years I want to share my experiences. I love to work with starting entrepreneurs, especially when they are in a typical ‘chaotic’ initiation phase . I know how to bring the right people together, how to realise a concept and what it takes to make decisions with high uncertainty.
Since April 2015, I cooperate with Maarten Goddijn under the name of Founderz with the aim to help start-ups actually start and grow.
InCrowdz is our own start-up. During many events we noticed that potential opportunities for funding were never brought about; with InCrowdz we want to exploit this missed opportunity with a view to generate funding.
Over the past fifteen years, I have gained a lot of experience in many roles in the field of start-ups and companies with a focus on expanding their business. I have worked as a (student) entrepreneur, investment manager, M&A consultant, acquisition banker, project manager, initiator, board member and I have been a representative of research institutions. I have founded six companies, guided approximately 400 start-ups and observed another 800 start-ups. I have organised funding for more than 40 start-ups and expanding companies. I also started various projects, for example a business incubator aimed at student enterprises.
I have launched six companies, I have initiated approximately 400 start-ups, look closer to approximately 800 start-ups, I have realised the funding of more than 40 start ups and companies with growth ambitions. I also started various project and initiated such as an incubator for student entrepreneurs.