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October 4, 2018
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

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Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1018 WV
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Berend van Meer

Entrepreneur and researcher in medicine.
Berend van Meer is a Co-Founder of FluidBalance, an innovative way of monitoring urineproduction. This makes the jobs of nurses easier, and leads to a more accurate registration of the fluid balance of patients. Berend is also at the forefront of an innovative way to diagnose and treat patients, using stem cells grown on chips. He is focussed on growing your heart on a chip, using your stem cells, in order to diagnose and treat you more accurately and efficiently.

Chris Baldwin

Global Keynote Speaker, Change Agent, Strategic Advisor, Growth Coach & Trainer
Chris Baldwin was born on a small tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean called Vanuatu. He grew up to be a highly influential speaker, consultant and entrepreneur. With a doctorate in Biotechnology, Chris helps people and organisations adapt and build meaningful connections to remain relevant in a hyper-connected digital era.

Eduard Nazarski

Director in human rights
As Director of Amnesty International, The Netherlands, Eduard Nazarski tackles issues related to refugees from a practical human rights perspective. He has long time experience at Amnesty International and the Dutch Counsel of refugees,

Joris Melkert

Aviation expert, professor & researcher.
Joris is professor at TU Delft, he works at the Aerospace Engineering faculty. He wants to involve his students in building a real aircraft and has set up and aircraft factory at the faculty. This was necessary to be able to answer the large amount of specialized aircraft builders that are needed, especially to make aviation more sustainable. Besides this he has been involved in the research about airplane crash MH17.

Judith Walker

Social entrepreneur in sustainable energy.
Judith Joan Walker works primarily in distributing energy products in emerging markets, and has seen the impact of energy access first hand. Judith was named 2016 Forbes Top 30 Under 30 European Social Entrepreneur, a finalist for the Ashden Awards 2017 for the ‘Clean Energy and Women & Girls’ category, the Dutch global finalist for the 2017 Chivas Venture and a Global Finalist in the 2017 Global Inclusion Awards.

Philip Croon

Student and entrepreneur in medicine.
Besides studying Medicine at the VU, Philip is also the proud owner and founder of MediMaat BV, which employs students to guide patients during doctor’s visits and to assist companies with implementing Medical Technology.

Thijs Launspach

Psychologist, author & coach.
Thijs is a psychologist who has written two books: Quarterlife, about the quarterlifer crisis, and The Millenial Manifesto, about the societal factors which lead to the high prevalence of mental health issues among young people.

Organizing team

de Gooijer

Amsterdam, Netherlands