Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Andrea has significant experience in managing roles, including her presidency of the United Netherlands Foundation, and experience as Director of the Latin American division at a start-up (42Education). In the former role, she presided over the Executive Board’s wide range of activities, including formulating the organization’s strategies, developing partnerships and supervising the organization’s projects (e.g. leadership development programs). During her time with 42Education, Andrea formulated the launch strategy of the application in Latin America and coordinated the pilots in Brazil, Mexico and Peru.
Eveline possesses experience in event management and guiding operational divisions. In a partnership with AIESEC, she launched an extra-curricular education program for slum children in Manila, the Philippines. As Event Officer at her university she initiated a UN-affiliated event, which saw 100 student members connect with numerous UN representatives. Finally, her consultancy work for the United Nations, and her participation in weekend training programs organized by top consultancy firms saw her combine academic tools with private-sector initiatives.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
SALTO´s core line of service is of interest to multiple stakeholders, including universities, consultancy firms, micro-finance institutions and (local) governments. At the moment, a partnership is being established with a local university. Similarly, a partnership with regional government authorities and a local organization for artisanal fairs is in the pipeline.
In addition to this, the two founders receive technical advice from previous professors (at Oxford University, LSE and Maastricht University) and former locations of employment (UN).