Director iMPACT Booster
iMPACT Booster is a business accelerator program aimed at entrepreneurs (start-up and SME) with an innovative product or service, which they want to introduce in emerging markets. The goal of iMPACT Booster is to stimulate innovation in emerging markets and impact the daily lives of thousands of people who live at the base of the pyramid (BOP).
275 entrepreneurs signed up for our last accelerator round; nine were selected for the five-month program. iMPACT Booster supports the entrepreneurs with investment, hands-on business development support, training, a mentor network and finally a Demo Day to facilitate matchmaking with investors. Other benefits for the entrepreneur include: knowledge network, validation in local context, opening new networks (distribution channels, client base, investors) and an inspiring environment.
Advisor Kerk in Actie
Kerk in Actie works in many conflict affected areas. Alive has executed a conceptualization of a business recovery fund in Jordan, to assist refugees who lost their business due to the war to start again.
Advisor Oxfam Innovation Star
Oxfam Innovation Star brings innovations from Oxfam to the market. Alive is supporting innovation teams within Oxfam to prepare their validation approach and pitch to the board. Training on lean startup and business development.
Director Business Development Enviu
Enviu kick-start social enterprises in the Netherlands, Ghana and India. Together with its community of entrepreneurs, experts, investors and creatives Enviu develops social business concepts from idea to investor-ready ventures. In his role as director business development Walter co-founded eight social enterprises.
Board of Inspiration and Advise 15KM
15KM starts companies together with entrepreneurs who have good ideas and drive. With a core team and a network of specialists 15KM supports 45+ entrepreneurs in setting up successful businesses.
Interim Director International Justice Mission
IJM protects the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.
Co-founder of the Social business incubator
The Social Business Incubator is an initiative of Cordaid and Enviu and guides ideas through a business development process, where they are support with local expertise and knowledge. At the end of the trajectory, investor-ready social enterprises are delivered.
Supporting Dutch companies and local organisations to start severel SMEs like a tomatoes nursery in Kosovo, a concrete block factory in Chennai, India and a tilapia farm in Malawi