We sat down with Linda Vermaat, Director of Innofest, a team dedicated to help impact driven startups test their prototypes at festivals. Due to COVID and festivals coming to a halt they've developed online methods to help startups kickstart their growth. Linda shares her vision, best practices learned along her journey and powerful advice.
- Learn more about Innofest here.
-If you'd like to contact linda you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Documentary Fix the World and Make Money: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzyw7IBkKmNkC7_-p7SfFVw
- White paper: https://innofest.co/whitepaper-aanvragen/
0:07 - Innofest gets introduced. Linda tells us about the documentary she travelled the world around for : Fix the World and Make Money.
2:11 - Linda shares her experience co-creating Professional Rebel, how she felt inclined to impact driven startups and how that led her to her position in Innofest.
3:49 - Linda defines an impact driven startup, and what these startups business model should include.
4:44 - What is crucial for an impact driven startup to succeed is discussed
7:45 - Linda shares how Innofest can help impact driven startups kickstart their growth
8:44 - Networking is also something that Innofest helps provide at these human lab experiences.
9:54 - Linda tells us what makes the ideal testing environment
11:40 - Linda shares on the selection method of the startups they work with
12:58 - Linda tells us how online testing was a new development due to Covid
15:11 - Linda shares her expansion desires and shares where Innofest is present
16:20 - Where Linda gets her industry news from is shared