Meet the SACA coaches

Coach Inge Peters

Company: Self-employed

Profile description

 "I am an experienced marketing and change director, working for various companies in travel, health, finance and telco. Besides that I'm an investor, I promote a coding platform (and can code a bit myself) and I'd love to join SACA!"

Coach Maheep Gupta

Company: OCDLab (Founder)

What does SACA mean to you?

"This is a great platform to help the next generation of entrepreneurs. I am thrilled about helping these amazing students to get to the next level."

Profile description

"I am the founder and CEO of OCDLab, a California and Rotterdam based Startup consultancy. For 15+ years, I have been helping startups and Fortune 100 companies with creative yet logical inputs for product development. I specializes in idea validation, business development, product refinement, and design thinking.If you have a startup idea but not sure where to go next, I would be happy to brainstorm together."

Coach Mayeul de Kerros

Company: TheChinaStudio (Cofounder)

What does SACA mean to you?

"Powerful initiative, with great potential for impact. Entrepreneurship for good! Would have participated if I was still a student."

Profile description

Mayeul de Kerros is the current co-founder of TheChinaStudio, a French-Chinese agency helping international skincare brands connect with Chinese consumers. During his studies, he also co-founded Bluechef, a data analytics platform for restaurants with which he raised pre-seed capital at one of Europe's most prestigious accelerators: Rockstart. Besides his professional experience, he enjoys teaching and hosting conferences. He taught Organisational Behaviour and Introduction to Business at the Rotterdam School of Management and hosted the Opening of the Academic Year in 2017 in front of  a 1000 + people audience.

Coach Nienke Hensbergen

Company: Rockboost (Growth Hacker)

What does SACA mean to you?

"Great initiative to support great minds finding solutions! I hope I can support the cause with sharing my knowledge about growth hacking. Speed is key to validating solutions during the Corona-crisis - and this is where growth hacking fits in perfectly."

Coach Rohit Kumar

Company: MBA 2020 Cohort at RSM

What does SACA mean to you?

"SACA gives me an opportunity to contribute to society and support fellow students."

Profile description

 "I am an Intrapreneur by spirit, believer in a connected future and have empathy for society. In pursuit of innovation, I have gained 10 years of experience in Strategy, Operations & Supply Chain and Business Development in the mobility & smart city industry. Did an MBA from CEIBS (ranked 5 globally) Shanghai & RSM Netherlands. Had my last assignment in Global Strategy at Bosch China."

Coach Fay Lodder

Company: RockBoost (Growth Hacker)

What does SACA mean to you?

"A great way to stimulate team work between people with different expertises, but with the same goal: generating innovative ideas within a short amount of time to keep going during these uncertain times."

Profile description

"I've worked at 3 different marketing agencies for approximately +50 different brands (B2C, B2B and NGO's), helping them reach their growth ambitions. My passion lies in helping businesses spot growth opportunities. Especially during these difficult times I want to make use of my skills by helping businesses get through these turbulent times, for instance by helping them transition from offline to online."

Coach Bas van der Werf

Company: HelloLex (Co-founder & Director)

What does SACA mean to you?

 "I believe in different times after this crisis. A changed way we look at certain societal problems but also a difference in the way we are going to allocate money and focus. I think that companies that are flourishing or starting now, can have a great impact on the changes described above."

Profile description

"In my second year of my studies I founded my first company in which I focused on corporate innovation mainly through connecting startups to larger companies and guiding them both throughout the whole process and collaboration. In 2018 I founded an investment fund in which we only were participating with Crypto’s. Due to heavy and very complicated compliance rules, I had to pull the plug mid 2019. That’s when I started working on a new company where I figured that how small a company is, everyone has to do something with legislation. I started HalloLex with the goal to make legal services accessible and above all approachable. By only using fixed prices, having named the company after a caricature named Lex and being ready for legal questions without looking at the time, we are trying to make startups and smaller companies legally healthy."

Coach Mercedes de Miranda

Company: Miramer (Founder/ Owner)

What does SACA mean to you?

"Corona has brought so many challenges and problems. They are common to all of us all over the world. It also provided us with a unique opportunity to use our creativity to solve these. Problems that we can only solve if we all team up to do so. I think it is great that students also participate in this and I am happy that I have the opportunity to support them."

Profile description

Mercedes has a general management background with specializations in innovation / new business development, operations management and finance.  She has worked on various projects that enable growth in a company such as concept development, realization of new products / services and companies, acquisitions, realizing partnerships, collaborations with suppliers and customers. In the past 15 years,  she gained experience in innovation leadership, team development and setting up and managing organizations. Experienced in applying modern innovation and growth tools. She has extensive experience as a business mentor helping entrepreneurs and corporate innovators develop and grow their businesses.

Coach Thomas Stoffer

Company: Rockboost (Growth Hacker)

What does SACA mean to you?

"When these times are believed to hold us back in terms of growth, I believe the ones that keep pushing for creativity and innovation can keep creating growth."

Profile description

"Main knowledge on organic channels (like SEO,  social content and influencer marketing), huge interest in UX/UI research and testing combined with CRO. Worked with clients like Rabobank, Olympia, 24Kitchen and Dura Vermeer."

Coach Jennifer Goodall

Company: C-41 Capital & Advisory (Founder & CEO)

What does SACA mean to you?

"SACA means working together with dedication and commitment to restore the health and well being of our people."

Coach Godefroy Cappoen

Company: Valeo (European Regional Marketing Manager)

What does SACA mean to you?

"SACA means to contribute to support projects with a positive effect on the society & economy."

Profile description

"International Senior Sales management and marketing in automotive sector. Experience in industrial products also surviving the 2008 crisis. International experience in the Industrial sector including 7 years in Japan under stagflation after the bubble crisis. Proven success in driving international and profitable growth. Successful track record in the cyclical commercial vehicle sector."

Coach Daphne Tideman

Company: RockBoost, Head of Growth Consultancy

What does SACA mean to you?

"The best ideas are often launched and developed in the toughest of times. SACA is an opportunity for students to do their part in helping improve in these challenging times whilst developing themselves as entrepreneurs.Description: Former ECE Student's Board Member and still actively part of the ECE Student's Supervisory Board. After leaving university I joined a startup as the first employee and helped grow it to 20 strong. I have spent the last five years helping businesses validate and grow their ideas with on the sidelines blogging about being a young leader and helping out startups here and there voluntarily."

Profile description

"Education, My expertise lies in validation and promotion of your idea. I have a broad range of experience from B2C / B2B and different types of industries"