Sebastian Hamers

Human Insight Netherlands
Partner & Lead Business Development

+31 (0)6 53611976

Sebastian Hamers

I graduated in Innovative Entrepreneurship and Business Development at the University of Twente with a bachelor’s degree in Small Business and Retail Management. From an early age I have developed an interest in entrepreneurship and what it takes to grow a company successfully. My interest in this theme was further fueled when I came into contact with an entrepreneur affiliated with the University of Twente who was committed to marketing the patents and technologies that the university brought out.

Afterwards, I took the step to work for an incubation platform that was created to help SMEs grow further. The platform, Growth Accelerator Program, was initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, PwC, AKD, De Baak Management Center, Philips Innovation Services and Port4Growth. I was responsible for the recruitment and selection of entrepreneurs who wanted to achieve strong growth. During this period, I learned a lot about the ins and outs of business models, the importance of well-functioning teams and the importance of “working on your company and not in your company”. For example, I was responsible for setting up a special series of masterclasses for the fastest growing companies. Issues such as internationalisation, growth financing and the management of growth and people were the most important themes and the link has been made here with Human Insight.

What I have learned in a short time from entrepreneurs and the management of growth within organisations fits perfectly with the philosophy of Human Insight. What appeals to me most within Human Insight is the way in which organisations gain insight into how people can contribute optimally and lift a company to a higher level. Within this context, I am involved in the further expansion of the company. This means that I can visit our international clients and that I am expanding our active business partner network. In my spare time, I spend a lot of time with family and I really enjoy barbecuing, beach life and sports.