Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Thomas' professional experience have exposed him to entrepreneurial environments. In his first job he was the first employee of a startup in the IT/telco industry. His second job was to roll out a spin off of a Chilean university with which I had worked during his master thesis. He then joined bigger companies where he started to get more managerial responsibilities. Example of entrepreneurial initiatives outside his professional experience include the creation of a student job at his city town's library when he was 16 by asking to open a non-existing position, the organization of a soap car race in his student town when I was 20 and the organization of a 11,000 km road trip in Europe when he was 25.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Backstage is working with 2 non-profit organizations in Belgium, one active for more than 17 years with the schools and one working on a more political level. At the same time Backstage is working with mentors coming from the private sector and the education sector. The mentors include an ex-CFO of a >4000 employees company; an HR director of a >3000 employees company, an HR director of a <300 employees, a university teacher in professional orientation.