We finished another week of the bootcamp from the accelerator program from the Dutch government. We pitched our idea for the Marine area in Amsterdam and as a result we got a suberb private coach who will help us during the accelerator program and will help us to get our products across The Netherlands and Europe.
We still have to get additional funding to help jump start our pilot at the Marine area, but yesterday we also got the right contact persons from our liason at the Dutch government. We will be contacting them soon and pitch our idea to them as well.
About our coach:
Peter van der Fluit is a principal with Chasm Group and joined the firm in 2014. He is based in Amsterdam and focuses primarily on technology clients based in Europe.
He is an experienced high tech executive with 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and alliance leadership roles. Peter currently serves as advisor for Eseye, a UK based IOT company and is board member of Matchcode AG, a marketing services company based in Switzerland.
Peter is also a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam ABS business school where he teaches entrepreneurship and B2B marketing to MBA and MSc students.
Peter works with client executives predominantly in Europe to advise them on disruptive innovation initiatives – from start-ups who must scale up – to large enterprises who must find sources of new growth.
Most recently, Peter served as an internal consultant on GE’s industrial internet and FastWorks initiatives. Prior to that, Peter was a vice president at HP where he was chief marketing officer of HP’s EMEA enterprise unit. He has also served as CSO for HP’s software unit. In addition Peter was chief operating officer at Cordys; general manager of licensing at TomTom; interim CEO of Matchcode; and global alliance director at SAP.
Peter holds a BBA from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands; and an MBA and MSc in Marketing, from Temple University in Philadelphia. Peter also attended Wharton’s Advanced Management Program. He is fluent in Dutch, English, and German.
With Peter on our side we will learn a lot, scale up our company and get our products all across Europe and the world!