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Ferdinand Koelewijn

Advisor Hatch growth

Ferdinand is a tech and education enthusiast with years of experience in start-ups and a background in behavioural psychology and entrepreneurial markets. This helped him develop a deep understanding of the fundamental relationship people have with technology. As former Chief Commercial Officer of Growth Tribe academy he scaled one of the fastest-growing EU based education companies, and helped closing the gap between theoretical knowledge and what employers want from employees across all ranks. As a member of the Blue Tulip Awards Jury (Accenture) he is leading the search of the most promising startups and innovations in the Netherlands, helping them grow, scale and flourish. At the moment, Ferdinand is changing the way professionals meet, create and innovate as CEO of The Playing Circle. Ferdinand is a former military leader and is passionate about leadership, business, and emerging technologies, combining different perspectives and fields - from business to psychology - in order to leverage creativity at solving meaningful problems. As a public speaker he shared his perspective and practical insights with keynotes at events like Emerce, World Retail Forum, The Next Web, Beyond HR Forum and many more