Hi there, I'm Vasco Bontje and here is what I can do for you;
1. STARTUP CONSULTING & RESEARCH
All businesses have to deal with the challenge of designing a viable business model. I'm especially interested in sustainable business models and social innovation of any kind.
To make your company or product attractive to customers I conduct robust analysis in order to design and validate the value proposition. I use the Business Model Canvas (Strategyzer) to facilitate the design process and use my network of multidisciplinary experts.
2. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
I'm ready to undertake temporary endeavors to create a unique product, service or result.
Initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the work of your team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria for the company. Experienced with agile project management methods.
3. PARTNERSHIP- & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Pursuing strategic opportunities for your business is important.
I use a customer-centric approach to establishing and cultivating public-/ private partnerships or other commercial relationships, identifying new markets for products or services.
Let's connect! and in the meantime - here is what I've done so far;
Ideation phase @ Social Innovation Initiative (client not disclosed) Current
A virtual business incubation service that collaborates with pioneering workplaces of innovation driven companies within creative and cultural sectors.
Goal: Support people with bright ideas and early-stage startups to learn, set up and grow social enterprises.
Project Leader @ Factory Campus c/o Coworking Space GarageBilk
07/2016 – 09/2017
I represented the EU-funded Sustainable Startup Program. Responsibilities included team coordination, strategic planning, market analysis, budgetary control, business model design, program development and implementation plan.
Founder @ Sustainica.Fair
01/2015 – 12/2016
The Sustainica.Fair was an extraordinary first-hand experience! As initiator my responsibilities included general management, concept development and strategy, marketing and sales, project- and financial management.
Business Development Manager @ Totems Communication & Architecture GmbH
01/2009 – 09/2015
In this broadly oriented position I opened new markets in Germany, BeNeLux and the UK, coordinated a small sales-team, executed marketing activities on group-level and interacted with multidisciplinary design teams.
Master of Business Administration, earned in 2016, IUBH Internationale Hochschule Bad Honnef - Bonn, Germany
During my studies at the beautiful campus in Bad Honnef I was able to experience an innovative blended learning program. Amongst others, I conducted analysis, multiple case studies and gained valuable insights into fundamental management practises.
Feel free to contact me for project proposals or enquiries! (DE, EN, NL)
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” (Helen Keller, American author, political activist, and lecturer) A simple expression that carries a lot of truth. I believe it is indeed a valid statement for the many things we want to accomplish—as individuals as well as in groups.
I would appreciate it if we could exchange about interesting business opportunities as well as other important things in life. Drop me a line and I'll get back to you soon.