The Hero’s Journey of Marc Wesselink

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Working with ambitious people on a daily base
What is my idea of perfect happiness? That your work is your hobby
What is my greatest fear? None, fear is stopping your creativity, get rid of it
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Juggling too many balls at the same time
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Every single entrepreneur who decides to build something that last and is risking all she has
What is my greatest extravagance? Regular dinner in a Michelin restaurant
On what occasion would I lie? Preferably at no occasion
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? That we sometimes need to disappoint founders that we cannot accept in an accelerator program
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Every day when I work with startup founders
If I could, what would I change about myself? More Focus
What is my greatest achievement in work? Building a company from scratch, doesn’t matter which one
What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? I think it is more important to have no fear then financial freedom, a lot of people are scared to lose their money…..
Where would I most like to live? In Utrecht, the Netherlands
What is my most treasured possession? A good bottle of Chardonnay from Elgin South Africa
What is my most marked characteristic? My Segway X2 since I am not able to walk properly after a spinal tumor
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? At the balcony of my appartment overlooking Utrecht and seeing Amsterdam in a distance
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Restaurant Brass at Janskerkhof
What books influenced my life and how? Every book can have a small influence, so keep reading!
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Sam Cooke, What a Wonderful World
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Jack Ryan, from Zero to Hero
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Every male or Female entrepreneur who gives up everything to build a company which solves a real problem
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? Eddie the Eagle; Never ever give up in life and chase your dreams, fearless!
What role plays art in my life and work? I have a lot of African Art on the wall at my home
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My wife, whom I know for 30 years this years since I was 20
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Entrepreneurs who wants to make an impact
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Kim Jong-Un, to ask him 1 question: What is he afraid of ?
What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? Creating a global fund to support startup founders around the world
Where can you see me or my work in 2018? In Amsterdam, since I have grounded myself for 1 year
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion is something you need to make a difference, to focus on an outcome that creates something positive and sustainable for this world
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? Ray Gibson of Startmonday
How can you contact me?

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