Menno van Dam

Area of business:

IT, office and communication equipment, services and supplies

Success Story

Menno van Dam is a New Entrepreneur from the Netherlands whose current activities revolve around entrepreneurship, innovation, tech and startups. By facilitating new value creation, Menno van Dam is bringing international tech talent to the Netherlands by launching, the HE’s business into the Netherlands. He is helping Portuguese startups/Scale-ups/SME’s/ with their international strategy by connecting them to the expertise they need.

Pedro Oliveira is a HE from Portugal running a new business concept for the tech recruitment market and offering NEs the opportunity not only to learn from him and what takes to build an international marketplace, but also to be a great asset helping the growth of the HE’s business.

The entrepreneurs worked together to check the feasibility of the NE’s international strategy service and the possibility for the NE to expand his business in Portugal. The NE and the HE worked together to explore the opportunities for the NE’s business to be expanded in the Netherlands. The work activities consisted of two parts. The first part was to explore if there was a need for a tailored international strategy service in Portugal. This was the NE’s project and the work activities to achieve this validation were diverse. After some fine tuning of the NE’s plan and strategy, the HE introduced the NE to entrepreneurs from his network, in need of international strategy support. The NE contacted them, started a LinkedIn campaign and attended events related to startups.  The second part of the activities was supporting in their launch of the Dutch market. The NE supported the HE with research for landing.festival and did campaigns to get new clients for the HE.

The story of Menno van Dam was chosen as a Success Story at European level and published therefore also on the official Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs website

Moreover, Menno van Dam was also selected to write on the official Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Blog