x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Inspire the Community

This event occurred on
January 17, 2019
Gorinchem, Zuid-Holland

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Boerenstraat 11 B
Gorinchem, Zuid-Holland, 4201 GA
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Esmay Usmany

Esmay has been elected the most fun entrepreneur of Utrecht! With her songs and theatre work, she has inspired loads of people. As an arts entrepreneur, professional singer and musical teacher, she is an expert in the connecting power of music.

Esther Wienese

City guide and author
Rotterdam writer, speaker and guide Esther Wienese has been engrossed by the world of Rotterdam’s rooftops since 2016. For Rotterdam Rooftops, she interviewed more than fifty roof experts and rooftop owners. The visionaries and rooftops have been beautifully photographed by Rotterdam photographers Chris Bonis, Ossip van Duivenbode and Marieke Odekerken. The result is an inspiring tour of Rotterdam’s roofscape, inviting us all to go up onto the rooftops and experience them for ourselves.

Fred Delfgaauw

Performer and theatre owner
Fred Delfgaauw is a multi-talented, cultural entrepreneur and performer. Known for his voice acting, puppet plays and other theatrical shows that are known in various countries. He founded his own theatre Peeriscoop 20 years ago, offering a stage to a mix of local talents and well-known performers. His talk will show the audience how a puppet can be more convincing than a human being, and make a connection

Fred Vahlkamp

Entrepreneur and healthcare innovator
Fred created an innovative way of combining healthcare and community, resulting in lower costs and more important, added value for those in need of care, and those able of giving care.

Lisanne Addink

Social Entrepreneur
Lisanne is an expert in upcycling. What would be garbage to most people, she changes, adds value and gives a second life. All in a fun way. Her company VerdraaidGoed has not only turned huge amounts of written off products in re-usable items, but did this with a stylish approach, making the products real wannahaves. She is now a well known innovator and popular keynote speaker.

Pieterjan van Wijngaarden

Author and community entrepreneur
Pieterjan is entrepreneur at Kessels & Smit, the learning company, that has been build as a community-based, grid organization. He is also author of the book 'The entrepreneurial way of life', which he wrote together with his online network, resulting in a community built book.

Organizing team


Gorinchem, Netherlands

van de Nadort

Gorinchem, Netherlands
  • Briël van Rijsbergen
    Post production
  • Eloy Braun
  • Tilly Macleane