Jan Scheele – The Netherlands
Started my first company when I was 13 and also started working for Startpagina.nl. During high school and my studies at Maastricht University, I grew several companies at the intersection of digital communications, events and consulting. With a broad portfolio of projects on national and international scale, for clients varying from governments and multinationals to non-profits and startups.
I’m currently CEO of International Blockchain Solutions, focussing on the development of several groundbreaking blockchain projects and CEO of Blockformer Global – the ‘Bloomberg for blockchain projects’
Furthermore I’m currently actively engaged in several startups as founder / shareholder (property / e-commerce) and speak often at conferences on a variety of topics.
Since the start of the TEDx concept, I’ve had the pleasure of organising more than 50 events worldwide. Besides founder of TEDxMaastricht, TEDxSittardGeleen and TEDxEindhoven, I’ve been director of TEDxAmsterdam and member of the organising teams of TEDxDefensie, TEDxPolitie, TEDxUnitedNations and many more. I wrote a #1 Amazon bestseller ‘ExciTED’ about all experiences.