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Santani, Valyuu , Cultura Nederland, Cyan reef
Passionate accelerator & connecter / your ideal allround global PoGB.
Enthusiastic serial sustainable entrepreneur and spider in the web. Contributing over two decades of international experience (50+ projects in 25+ countries) in sustainable entrepreneurship & innovation. I love to set up new concepts that change the world for the better. What makes me unique is that I offer the broader (international) perspective as I am a sustainable entrepreneur myself with ventures in Netherlands, South Africa and Colombia and that I combine this as my work as an advisor for multi-stakeholders like impact investors, incubators & accelerators, larger corporates, NGOs, (semi-) governments and of course purpose driven start to scale ups. So I am able to connect all spectrums, insights and shared values in the entire global ecosystem for sustainable entrepreneurship and probably provide you with some valuable experience and connect you with some relevant contacts in my network.
Serial sustainable entrepreneurship & concept development
Impact investments & funding
Business strategy & impact acceleration
Projects most proud of:
Behold Sustainable Venture Group investing all my blood, sweat and tears to gradually grow my own sustainable venture group with kick ass sustainable ventures in Netherlands, South Africa & Colombia with an amazing international team of over 30 passionate professionals making a positive impact on a daily bases ()
Cleantech HUB – As a national lead in 2019 I started the Colombian edition of this global green business idea competition which is now evolved into the Cleantech Hub offering a holistic life cycle entrepreneurship offering in ideation, incubation and acceleration which we are growing on the Latam continent.
MVO Nederland – I already know them since their inception and I carried out many International CSR voucher researches to assess the sustainability risks and development impact potential of many of my clients.
Netherlands Government & RvO – I have been very much involved in the international trade and entrepreneurship agenda over the last 2 decades including also a role as CSR manager in the DGGF impact fund Buxeros.
War Child – From scratch we developed the War Child Kili-challenge to raise awareness and funds for the work of War Child by climbing the Kilimanjaro. We developed and rolled out the concept that is now already in its 6th edition.
Red Bull – For over a decade I coordinated and facilitated the long term leadership journeys for the RB NL team to develop our manifest with our long term vision, mission, values and strategic pillars.
I am a husband and father of three young boys my life is as busy as during work hours. Therefore I am also a member of the 5AM club to rise early, have quality time for myself, reflect and plan to optimize my day and (family / work) live.
Femsa Coca Cola, Alpina, Fondo Accion, Fundacion BolivarDavivienda, Corporacion Ventures, Chamber of Commerce Bogota, ProColombia, KLM, Impact HUB, B-Corp, ClimateKIC, Red Bull, Bever, Edcon, Anglo American Platinum, Ordina, Berenschot, BlowUP media, LG Philips, Numico, Business Creation, General Motors, UNV, Hivos, Red Cross, GiZ, RvO, CBI, IPD, Nepal Herbs, NIMD, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Irish Aid, MVO Nederland, JustDiggIt, War Child, MadeBlue, Holland House Colombia, SANEC, ClimateLaunchpad, Rockstart, EIT ClimateKIC, Impact booster, MadeBlue, MYOMY, 1%Club, GoodUp, Close the Gap, AIESEC, Global Compact, Esprit, Return to Sender, Ben & Jerry's, Wereldwinkels, AfricaIgnite, Nuffic, World Clean Up Day