About Hans van Gent

Marketing is running through the veins of Hans van Gent, always hustling to get the most out of life and out of business. He is a pure optimist with years of digital experience to write on his name. In the past worked successful on various campaigns and online platforms for big brands of Unilever, Nestlé, and others. Currently he is a senior account manager at DigitasLBi. Next to that he teaches early stage startups about customer development and applying lean startup mechanics not just in the launch and building of their product but also in marketing and other areas. He can be found at events like the StartupBus, StartupWeekend, Startup Foundation Experience (previous Evolv) and other places where his expertise is needed.

Set up a call with Hans to learn about SEO, (online) marketing, customer development, or anything “lean”.

How can I help you

I can teach you about Customer Development, getting your business off the ground and everything marketing related

Experience

• Client Service Director Digital at Havas Worldwide Brussels (2015 - )
• Founder at Inbound Rocket (2015 - )
• Senior Account Manager at DigitasLBi (2014-2015)
• Director StartupBus Europe (2014-2015)
• Conductor Operations BeNeLux and Internet & IT Producer Europe at StartupBus (2013-2014)
• Senior Digital Project Manager / co-head of digital at Ogilvy & Mather (2013-2014)
• Blogger at Belgiancowboys (2011-)
• Chief Epicness Netherlands at JongTuig (2011-)
• Founder at beboxo (2009-2014)
• Chief Happiness at zerocontent (2004-)
• Buspreneur at Startupbus (2012-2012)
• Innovations Manager at Emakina.NL (2012-2012)
• Project Manager at Emakina.NL (2011-2012)
• Project Manager at Utelisys Communications B.V. (2010-2011)
• Project Engineer at Utelisys Communications B.V. (2006-2010)
• Volunteer at Stichting Roparun (2003-2006)
• Junior System Administrator at Albert Schweitzer Ziekenhuis (2002-2006)
• Researcher (internship) at Dutchspace (2003-2004)
• Researcher (internship) at Thomson Grass Valley (2001-2002)

Education

* Bachelor of Science in I.C.T.
* part of the Master of Science in Business Administration program (wrote my Bachelor Thesis on e-commerce: "Electronic negotiation versus face-to-face negotiation")
* Professional SCRUM Master I
* Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certification

Hans van Gent 24 reviews
9.4 average score 9.4 10.0
Maarten van Deurzen

Maarten van Deurzen 17-01-2017

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Boeiende gedachten en paar praktische tips waar we direct mee verder kunnen

Ashkan Roshanayi

Ashkan Roshanayi 06-05-2015

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It was simply amazing. I didn't expect it honestly to be this much useful.

Matthijs Tissen

Matthijs Tissen 05-05-2015

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Hans was great, he is an expert when it comes to SEO as well as conversion optimisation! I received very valuable feedback.

Joost Kortlever

Joost Kortlever 11-03-2015

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Zeer leerzaam en leuk gesprek! Bedankt voor je tijd!

Jolanda Tromp

Jolanda Tromp 08-01-2015

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Thank you for your generous time and expertise!!

Jelle Hylarides

Jelle Hylarides 02-12-2014

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Gesprek gehad met Hans om de vindbaarheid van mijn site (Monteur op Afstand) te verbeteren. Hans heeft me veel bruikbare tips gegeven waar ik direct mee aan de slag kan gaan. Perfect!!

Marco Fantozzi

Marco Fantozzi 04-11-2014

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Hans insigths? Pure gold.

Brad Crystal

Brad Crystal 14-10-2014

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Hans was immensely helpful in providing advice for my start-up venture, particularly with regard to the importance of creating a personal connection with new customers and using analytic tools to measure customer satisfaction and retention.

Herman Spanjer

Herman Spanjer 04-08-2014

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Ik geeft niet gauw een 10...
Maar wil wel aangeven dat ik het gesprek als nuttig en plezierig heb ervaren. Ik ga zeker aan de slag met de suggesties die Hans me heeft aangereikt!

Evgeni Kogan

Evgeni Kogan 03-06-2014

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A great talk. Very helpful advice and strategy specifically for what we're doing. Can't recommend Hans enough, and will be coming back for further sessions.

Guido Jansen

Guido Jansen 17-12-2013

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Hans had some great feedback on my idea and suggestions for a more optimal execution. In addition I also got some nice startup marketing ideas. Highly recommended!

Mitali  Saxena

Mitali Saxena 06-12-2013

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Mike van Hoenselaar

Mike van Hoenselaar 07-10-2013

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Hans heeft me goed geholpen bij het oplossen van wat lopende StartupBus-problemen. Perfect!

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James Digby 09-12-2013

Hans is one of the most energetic individuals that I have met. He recently led a bus of 23 buspreneurs throughout Europe - not only did he not lose anyone in the numerous pit stops along the way, but had both the winner and one runner up on his bus.

This is a testament to the way that Hans approaches startup life. In the battle for time and finite resources that buspreneurs face, he utilises the motivational skills of a true leader to get teams through this life changing experience.

I look forward to working with Hans at the next oppourtunity.

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Simon Anquetil 09-12-2013

I had the pleasure of being onboard the BeNeLux 2013 as a sponsor, but most importantly as a resident coach and mentor.

Hans ran a very tight ship! His management and organisation was beyond reproach.

But what was more noticeable was the immediate rapport he created with Buspreneurs and others riding the bus. Hans is a true people-person.

Couple that with his fantastic knowledge of technology and business, and he was the ideal candidate to run such an amazing experience like StartupBus.

It's no wonder our bus produced both the competition winner and the runner-up! I would recommend anyone to work with Hans if you are look for a passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable IT and Business guru.

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Serge van Marion 09-12-2013

Hans is like an ideamachine and gadgetfreak on steroids! Where-ever Hans enters the room he brings an atmosphere of high-tech inspiration. He knows what’s going on, comes up with great ideas to make innovations work and has no problems with sharing his knowledge. He knows how to deal with feedback, manage the people in his team and also how to cheer people up when their exhausted from his endless stream of ideas.

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Magnus Petersen-Paaske 09-12-2013

I worked with Hans on the Startupbus Vikings Edition 2012. I was conductor of the bus and worked with Hans' team Qbee.co to make them the best team possible. Coaching them I found Hans to be able to intelligently add to discussions on strategy, business and technology, while also being able to create technical solutions – and I found he was able to continue working even when key resources weren't available.

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Daniel Holm Kristensen 09-12-2013

Hans is a skillful professional with the rare ability to combine technological savvyness and distinct business acumen. As a result he delivers fast and actionable inputs in coherence with the estasblished goals of the team/company. He is a likeable personality, and understands how to balance the outward facing role as well as building a trustful atmosphere when working in close collaboration with colleagues.

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Gabri Van Sluis 09-12-2013

Hans is a digital native. While working as an innovation- and project manager at Emakina he demonstrated a high degree of expertise. I could always depend on Hans to make sure his projects stayed within scope and were delivered on time. He time and time again surprised me with his depth of knowledge. Hans is extremely enthusiastic about his work which is infectious and he is a nice guy to work with.

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Steven Zwerink 09-12-2013

If the team of 'people cooler than me' needed a captain, Hans would be it!

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Hans Vugts 09-12-2013

We are working with Hans for a period of three years for advise and installation of our Internet,Telephone and Television System. As a Project-consultant for Utelisys he is in charge of the project , Hotel Casa 400 has 520 rooms, 13, meetingrooms and 3 F&B Outlets, Hans did a great job. Is an enthousiastic and creative person, He was in the pre-opening end first months of the opening of our brandnew Hotel almost on a daily base at the property. We worked together very pleasantly and Hans was always positive and cooperative. He is reliable and always service-minded.

Hans Vugts
General Manager
Hotel Casa 400

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Anonymous 09-12-2013

Over the last few years I have worked with Hans on quite a number of occasions. We have helped out each other, a great way of doing business when it means it is done bidirectional. It is a pleasure dealing with Hans, he is knowledgeable, pragmatic and always good for a laugh. He thinks out of the box for his customers & business partners and is always available when needed. In short: I recommend Hans as a business partner, sparring partner and as a person.

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Tjaart Theron 09-12-2013

Hans has an impressive creative ability and drive coupled with engagement and precision. I have no reservations in recommending him!

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Roderik van der Touw MBA 09-12-2013

Hans is a great and enthusiastic person to work with. He is professional and reliable and has a unique mix of commercial intuition and technical knowledge within operational and functional projectmanagement. Furthermore he has a strong and extensive network on which he can rely anytime. He has the creativity to come up with out of the box solutions and does not rest till a solution or workaround is found.

I sincerely can recommend for multiple management functions.

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