Don is one of the co-founders of Rockstart. Together with a great team, he created, launched and managed international programs for entrepreneurs in the Web&Mobile, Energy, Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence domains – both in the Netherlands and LatAm. Over 250 startups participated in these programs, receiving investment totalling 100+ million from private investors and growing to EUR 700 million in value. Don also started Rockstart’s corporate practice with custom made programs and competitions for companies like Philips, Sony and Shell. Over the years, Don has built a track record in Product Development, Launch of New Businesses, General Management, Global Strategy and Business development with a focus on the intersection of technology, personal development and venturing. In his personal life, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, nature, squash, music and politics.