Luca is an Italian Dutchy (fluent in both languages) and has an extensive background in innovation as a certified Scrum Master and Design Sprint facilitator. So far he has facilitated over 25 sprints for startups, SME's and government institutions as wel as corporates.
Minou is an impact-driven sustainability accelerator, in the beginning of 2020 she Co-Founded The Green Sprint with Pamela. The Green Sprint is a sustainable innovation collective. They are on a mission to help businesses accelerate the sustainable transition.
Minou focus has been on creative thinking methods and innovation processes for the last 8 years, resulting in a Bsc. in Food Innovation and a Master in Creativity & Innovation. She has hands-on experience in a wide range of innovation methods, like design thinking, lateral thinking and the Design Sprint. She applied them in sectors varying from tech startups to consumer transportation, FMCG and several B2B businesses.
Minou facilitates business strategy and innovation processes resulting in sustainable strategy’s concepts and solutions. She dares to question and challenge the status quo, inspires change and makes you and your organisation rethink and redesign what you have taken for granted.
Kristof is a very talented designer, illustrator and artist, based in Belgium. In design sprints he experience the ultimate combination to put his design and illustration skills. to work.
Having done over 40 sprints so far, he came to love the pressure cooking effect combined with quick design thinking approach to get things forward.
Arthur (aka Agile Arthur) helps teams to create digital products their customers love.
He facilitates Design Sprints to help teams validate their assumptions, and build strong businesses.
He coaches agile ways of working to create super effective, self-steering teams.
I consider myself a storyteller first and foremost.
My college background is in Business Administration and Marketing Management where I quickly became fascinated with the intersections of business strategy and marketing and the importance of thorough research and validation of the problem and opportunity space, what problems customers were in need of a better solution for and why.
My tech background started in the early 2000's as an account manager for a hosting and internet service provider, where I saw first hand what good websites help companies achieve as a marketing and sales tool.
I later went on to work for tech startups taking on marketing functions, SEO/SEM and content strategy work when these terms and schools of thoughts were just becoming a thing.
From there I was a Product Facilitator for FIAT helping train over 200 dealerships and the mid-Atlantic business center on product value propositions and new sales processes and tools that could help them provide the best possible shopping experience for customers.
I eventually wanted to have a larger role in defining the product and offerings and spent the next 3 years with FordDirect working as a Product Solutions Manager for the Innovation Lab where were researched and validated prototypes for web based lead, marketing, inventory management, website and shopping tools. It was during this role that I gravitated heavily towards the importance of UX strategy, User Centered design, the Design Sprint, Lean UX and Startup principles of the top thought leaders in the space making the best online experiences and products.
I've worked in Product Design freelance for the last 4 years and worked with Jake Knapp of Google and AJ&Smart as mentors to get certified in Design Sprint and Opportunity Sprint certification and look forward to putting may background and skill sets to use for all future projects.
Maarten helps companies improve their User Experience (UX), Customer Experience (CX), Employee Experience (EX), simply put, he helps to build and improve their Digital Experience (DX) by applying Service Design principles, Design Thinking and facilitating Design Sprints.
He co-founded two start-ups and has an extensive background in UX design. With a love for technology and innovation, he is always on the lookout for emerging technologies and tools. As a freelance designer he has worked for corporates and agencies alike and is a judge for both the Webby Awards and the Lovie Awards.
In 2016, shortly after returning home from years away I founded a Design Thinking community in Salt Lake City, UT where people could meet and learn how to apply Design Thinking methodologies in their own teams. It has been an incredible way to take on a leadership position in my community, explore best practices, work with interesting people doing amazing things, while growing a business I'm proud of.
The reason I'm telling you all this is because, now, I'm a facilitator and community builder with a passion for sharing what I've learned. I develop the environments for business leaders and teams to work at the top of their collective intelligence so they may address complex issues in a fun and engaging way. I believe organizations have all that they need to solve their own business model, marketing, innovation, and organizational development problems and my role is to help them solve them through engaging and impactful workshops and events.
If it’s impact, sustainability and purpose-driven innovation you’re after, Pamela will light up your fire and make you do a little happy dance.
In 2020, she co-founded The Green Sprint together with Minou and is on a mission to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable and circular economy, where businesses are a force for good.
Previously, Pamela worked in various roles in marketing, CX, communication and project management for 10 years. After travelling the world, she changed course to help organisations take action on sustainability through strategy and innovation; developing products, services, processes and business models that are sustainable by design.
Pamela uses Design Thinking, Lean and the Design Sprint format and combines it with insights from systems thinking, circular economy principles, sustainability frameworks and lots of other methodologies and cool stuff.
She loves watching sunsets on the beach and does quite a few happy dances herself too.
Giovanni is an experienced UX/UI designer, turned digital strategist, turned Design Sprint facilitator. After seven years of experience in London and one in Barcelona, where he worked on digital projects for clients such as Nokia, HP, eBay, 3 mobile, he moved back home to Italy where he now lives and works as a consultant.
In 2018 he certified as Design Sprint facilitator and since then he's on a mission to spread the love for this methodology in Italy. He has facilitated various Design Sprints for both digital and physical products and trained corporations and professionals to become facilitators. He's a professor at the CUOA Business School where he teaches at the "Innovation Management and R&D" course.
After working abroad for so many years, he still keeps an eye on the international design scene and he's always on the lookout for excuses to connect with likeminded professionals from around the world.
Karla is an expert Design Thinking and Design Sprint facilitator who was born in sunny California and later put down roots in Cologne, Germany.
As a Design Sprint facilitator, she helps teams transform user experiences into focused, testable deliverables. Her Design Thinking stance helps her to keep the human-centered aspects of the innovation process in the forefront while still keeping an eye on the goals of the Sprint process.
“Never stop learning” is her motto. Recently she added both the agile scrum master and product owner credentials to her belt. Her background is in continuing education, systemic coaching, and change management.
Hi my name is Ruben a Design Sprint Facilitator, Business Developer, at De Voorhoede and coffee lover at KoffieWerkt.
I can help you move forward quickly. By turning ideas, plans or problems into validated action in just 4 to 5 days by using the Design Sprint method.
Are you struggling to find new ways to develop your business or are your thoughts in an infinite loop of obstacles? Do you keep pondering over the same idea time and time again? Or do you have the impression you are just not getting anywhere? Well, I have not only been there, I know how you can turn these thoughts and ideas into concrete propositions, plans and campaigns.
Lonneke founded The Sprint Agency 4 years ago, after seeing an innovation shift in the corporate industry.
Before that, she has been working as a Lean Startup coach, strategist and venture builder in startups as well as corporates.
From the moment she first got in touch with the Design Sprint format, she has been an advocate of the methodology, combining creativity with an hands-on approach, but also bringing in the business model validation principles.
She has facilitated over 90 Design Sprints so far.