Sven Bakkes

Sven started his career in 1999 working as an assistant management consultant in Silicon Valley.  After joining a research group at the Eindhoven University of Technology he performed research for KPMG Consulting, Philips Electronics and Cap Gemini and in parallel started his first Internet venture. In 2004 Sven was appointed Chief Commercial Officer at an innovative corporate venture of Eneco which he successfully sold in 2007 and decided to co-found iOpener Media, which received USD 6 million in 2008 from a German VC. Mid 2011 Sven sold his shares of the company.

Sven Bakkes


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A serial entrepreneur and mostly known for founding iOpener Media GmbH, and raising USD 6 million VC funding. In his role as CEO, Andy focused on the strategy, business development, and strategic partnerships, alongside the general management of the company, and investor relations. Andy co-founded Over & Beyond B.V. where he advices and supports SMEs, in both the games as well as high-tech industries. Andy started his career as a management consultant and project manager at PwC, and gained extensive experience in the telecom, media, IT (software & hardware), automotive as well as other high-tech industries. Andy holds a degree in Information Management from the Hogeschool Maastricht, Netherlands, and successfully completed the Master Class Technology, Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

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Active entrepreneur and advisor to start-ups, frequent speaker, panel member and moderator at industry events, and judges events like hackathons. Passionate about emerging technologies and making an impact in the world, with a special interest for wildlife conservation. Bas builds on a 15 year career in management consulting with specialties in digital strategy, market entry strategy, business planning, and business development. Bas holds a Master of Science (MSc.) in General Management with Specialization in Strategic Marketing from Nyenrode University, Netherlands.

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