Joris Van der Plaetsen

  • Thinker, believer, creator
  • Digital Designer
  • He <3 I <3 NY shirts

“If I can make it here, I’ll make it anywhere!”

“I’ve never been to New York, but I watched Friends over and over again … Does that count as a New Yorker experience?” Uh, no. That’s why we’re happy that Joris is joining our dream team as a visual communicator so he can see, smell, feel how it’s like to be a newbie in (sing-along, now) New Yooork, New Yooork. He’s not afraid to kick it up a notch, so yellow cab drivers and one dollar pizza-slicers: watch out! Joris goal: come back as an inspired individual, just like the startups.

Why we travel with digital storytellers

An innovative trip calls for an innovative approach to reporting. Which is why we invited 5 native digital storytellers along to cover our ambitious journey. To blog, vlog, tweet and shout. These reporters’ personal stories about the trip should offer an insight into the startup scene that’s equally unique as the startup excursion itself.