Our very first meetup took place on the 23rd of October 2017, and hosted at WeWork Metropool. General manager Wybo Wijnbergen announced that he was joining TP as a partner and would host our meet-ups for free. Let’s go!
Aranka van der Pol was the very first TP-speaker and shared with us how she in 2016 on the Greek island Lesvos witnessed the ‘landing’ of a group of soaked refugees who dared to make the crossing from Turkey to Greece. This experience led to the founding of Lots of Lesvos: oil, honey and sea salt from Greece offered in the Netherlands as a gift package. Part of the profits are returned to refugees in Lesvos, in particular via organisation Mosaik.
A large amount of the present entrepreneurs ordered the Lots of Lesvos packages for their own team or other relations. Aranka sold out her first batch of 1000 packages in a week. Merry Christmas!