Frido van Driem
Experienced Digital Growth Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Alibaba Group, ZEEF.com, Startupbootcamp. NEWCRAFT present.
31 August 2000
In 2000 I went to high school of RSG NOV in Epe.
2 September 2002
First business idea to solve traffic jams through magnetic high ways.
31 August 2006
University of Groningen 🏫
Started studying at the University of Groningen with the bachelor International Business & Management.
10 February 2007
During my study I started a coverband called VAP Vibrations. Within the band I was the pianist and manager.
11 May 2008
This was my first startup. The idea was that students could gain career advice about companies via their friends on Facebook.
6 August 2008
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
As part of my bachelor International Business and Management I studied for half a year at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
31 August 2009
Economic and Business Faculty Student Association
After returning from Hong Kong I applied to the EBF. Later that year I became board member of Economic and Business Faculty Student Association. Responsbile for speakers and the EBF Conference. We had the honor to welcome Al Gore to speak at our climate change conference.
9 January 2010
Founded AlumUnited.com were students can gain career advice via alumni. It is a career TomTom for students to support them in their study and career path. This concept was developed during my final years together with the University of Groningen.
31 August 2010
RSM Erasmus University
During my study in Hong Kong my interest in China grew. In 2010 I applied for the master MscBA Chinese Economy and Business at Eramus and Leiden University.
31 January 2011
Via my professor Mark Greeven I was able to do my internship at Alibaba Group. Next my internship I wrote my master thesis knowledge sharing in Alibaba Group Hanghzou, China. My research has been included in the Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship.
31 December 2011
eFaqt - Study smarter.
After returning from China my friend Christiaan Henny asked me to join eFaqt.com. I was responsible for setting up the B2B for the company.
31 December 2012
ZEEF - Find information through people
In October 2012 I ran into Klaas Joosten at Lean Startup Machine. After several coffees he asked me to join ZEEF.com as co-founder & chief evangelist. ZEEF.com is a social link directory where consumers can find quality websites that have been curated by experts. In 2014 ZEEF.com pulled in an investment of $1,55M to support it growth.
1 May 2015
As part of business trip for ZEEF in the valley, I meet Carlos who runs a hackers house in Palo Alto. Here I gained inspiration for new project called Timepath.
30 June 2015
The Talent Institute
Together with Roderik Hageman, Jennifer Hencher and Bas Prass we created the TTI Growth Hacking Program. I was the head of Startup School, responsible for teaching young professionals the startup skills of today.
30 September 2015
In October 2015 I join Startupbootcamp e-commerce program as Entrepreneur in Residence. I helped SKACE with validation and determining their business model.
28 February 2017
Joined Newcraft as Digital growth lead and E-commerce manager, responsible for writing and executing growth plans for our clients.