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Why we started

In 2014 Yvette van Dok and Karen Kammeraat founded the Brilliant Entrepreneur and kicked off with a full programme in Uganda. The root for their collaboration stems from 2008, with the organisation of a trade mission for women entrepreneurs from Peru and Bolivia. The wide experience of Yvette and Karen with different organisations and programmes for women entrepreneurs inspired them to initiate an accelerator programme that really works. An accelerator that integrates personal and business development through training, matchmaking, mentoring and individual coaching.

Yvette and Karen form the core of the team of trainers. Where needed, the team is expanded with trainers in the talent-in-business and advisers in specific subjects, such as pitching, informal investment, strategic management, quality management, intercultural orientation, HR, CSR, networking, etc.

What we stand for

  • Personal guidance: It’s all about you!
  • Pragmatic business orientation
  • Holistic approach
  • Sharing and fun
  • Worldwide connection

Why we started

In 2014 Yvette van Dok and Karen Kammeraat founded the Brilliant Entrepreneur and kicked off with a full programme in Uganda. The root for their collaboration stems from 2008, with the organisation of a trade mission for women entrepreneurs from Peru and Bolivia. The wide experience of Yvette and Karen with different organisations and programmes for women entrepreneurs inspired them to initiate an accelerator programme that really works. An accelerator that integrates personal and business development through training, matchmaking, mentoring and individual coaching.

Yvette and Karen form the core of the team of trainers. Where needed, the team is expanded with trainers in the talent-in-business and advisers in specific subjects, such as pitching, informal investment, strategic management, quality management, intercultural orientation, HR, CSR, networking, etc.

What we stand for

Who we are

Karen Kammeraat

'A fair income for everyone.' That is the mission Karen is working on. Karen graduated in Industrial Design Engineering and Advanced Development Studies and has over 20 years of experience in development cooperation. She worked three years at the Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, eight years at Oxfam Novib and lived for two years in Tanzania. In 2009 she started her own company Nyota. She also established the FairShopping Foundation, a guide to shops that sell fair trade, organic and second hand products, available in more than 50 cities. She lives in The Hague with her husband and two daughters. Her talent is to set fires. Click here to see Karen's TEDx talk.

Yvette van Dok

'All people in the world work based on their talent.' This is the driving wish in Yvette's work. Her own talent ‘to put people into motion' is a source of inspiration and support for this. Following her study at the Agricultural University in Wageningen, she worked for 15 years in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2003, she returned to the Netherlands and started her company Co-Motion Consult, focusing on talent and business development. She has two children, lives in Driebergen and loves to make music.

Yvette van Dok

'All people in the world work based on their talent.' This is the driving wish in Yvette's work. Her own talent ‘to put people into motion' is a source of inspiration and support for this. Following her study at the Agricultural University in Wageningen, she worked for 15 years in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2003, she returned to the Netherlands and started her company Co-Motion Consult, focusing on talent and business development. She has two children, lives in Driebergen and loves to make music.

Karen Kammeraat

'A fair income for everyone.' That is the mission Karen is working on. Karen graduated in Industrial Design Engineering and Advanced Development Studies and has over 20 years of experience in development cooperation. She worked three years at the Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, eight years at Oxfam Novib and lived for two years in Tanzania. In 2009 she started her own company Nyota. She also established the FairShopping Foundation, a guide to shops that sell fair trade, organic and second hand products, available in more than 50 cities. She lives in The Hague with her husband and two daughters. Her talent is to set fires. Click here to see Karen's TEDx talk.

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