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Innovation, Startup & Scaleup expert

Moniek is a Dutch entrepreneur and consultant (MSc in Finance) with 13 years of experience across three continents, having launched projects and enterprises in The Netherlands, India, South Africa and Portugal.

As a entrepreneur she launched and ran award-winning entrepreneur training facility Satara in India, wearable art label Khula in South Africa, and technology startup incubator 1GIANTleap in South Africa.

As a consultant, Moniek worked in corporate finance, designed and managed entrepreneurship programs for large corporate clients, and performed concept development processes. As a startup and scaleup expert she has supported over 100 early-stage companies with scaling, ranging from grassroot level startups to sophisticated scaleups. With a strong focus on (Fin)tech companies, she handles both the one-on-one mentorship and strategy support, as well as training teams of growth specialists.

After 7 years in South Africa, and after heading up Partnerships and Investor Relations for a Dutch Blockchain advisory firm remotely, she moved to Portugal and became Head of Product at Seedstars, a fully-remote Swiss impact VC and consultancy that supports entrepreneurs in 80+ developing countries. At Seedstars she is responsible for designing entrepreneurial education and acceleration programs, as well as developing digital products.

As the Founder at Radical Wellness, she is supporting entrepreneurs, executive and companies with wellbeing and personal transformation via Radical Wellness Retreats, to increase health, happiness, productivity and 'flow'. One of the products is the Radical Truth Cards; card decks designed to help people connect on a deeper level.

She specializes in strategic, innovative, and creative concept creation, at the meeting point of intuition and logic - connecting people, ideas and dots. Lean and design thinking processes, onboarding the right talent, creating and maintaining a network of partners, marketing strategies, fundraising, optimizing business models; with an entrepreneurial attitude and meticulous execution to ensure success. All this while optimizing health, happiness, productivity and flow - both for herself as the teams she works with. Highly networked, with a natural ability to connect with a wide variety of people, and a keen eye for the latest innovations, she enjoys high-energy, dynamic, fast-growth environments.