Hi there, I'm Vasco Bontje and here is what I can do for you;
1. STARTUP CONSULTING and RESEARCH
All businesses have to deal with the challenge of designing a viable business model. I'm especially interested in sustainable business ideas 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 Sustainable Business Model Canvas 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.
3. PARTNERSHIP- and 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;
Initiator at Sustainica.Digital
10/2017 - Current
As the latest experimental initiative, Sustainica.Digital operates at the intersection of design, science, tech and culture. Sustainica.Digital is a virtual incubation service with a professional development program and works together with pioneering workspaces.
Project Leader at 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 at 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 at 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 projects or enquiries! (DE, EN, NL)
I’m a qualified business administrator (MBA) with experience in project development and entrepreneurship. Over the past 10 years I worked in a number of SMEs (internet, creative and cultural industries) in Amsterdam, Dublin and Düsseldorf.
During my professional career as business development manager for an international design agency I developed my commercial and entrepreneurial skills. Due to my interest for sustainability I decided in 2015 to organise a fair and conference about sustainable living and innovation.
My experience in project management and research was established during an inspiring research assignment funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) The research included market and customer analysis, concept development, business model design as well as stakeholder engagement with both private and public sectors.