Why Amsterdam over New York City
We’re happy to announce our new local brewed speaker Steven van Wel, building bridges between people, and moving from Amsterdam to New York City and back.
Entrepreneur by complexity
Steven van Wel started his first company when he was 19 years old and later founded Marvia (acquired by PostNL). Steven has a habit of tackling complex systems and convoluted processes head-on and boiling them down to their essentials to arrive at a solution. This solution is often a new business. It’s a process that has led Steven to co-found multiple startups — most recently Karma — a mobile provider that lets people take wifi with them wherever they go. Karma’s mission was simple: to make internet access on every device better than ever before.
The differences of running a startup here in Amsterdam (NL), versus in New York City (USA) are also apparent for Steven. Yes, there are different cultures, currencies, and connections, but there’s so much more detail.
On stage, Steven can tell you how it is to do things that are less public, like going from a startup CEO to finding your next adventure. He will tell you his stories, his thoughts on the Amsterdam entrepreneurial ecosystem and what he’s up to lately.
Van Wel is a dad of two, entrepreneur by heart, solving problems which go deep within him and he will give you an in-depth view of how he’s managing all this.