How My Startup Forces Me To Focus On Problems, Not Solutions

Some People Have A Problem For Every Solution I don’t like people that always focus on problems. People that see barriers wherever they go. Whatever you suggest, whatever you think, there is always something that’s not gonna make it work. There is usually a lot of negative energy if you encounter people like these in…

The Right Decision to Become an Entrepreneur

You’ve taken the decision to become an entrepreneur. Congratulations! But did anyone tell you about the emotional rollercoaster you’ve just boarded? This rollercoaster can occur over the course of the month, week, day or even the hour. Some people are sure they are made to be entrepreneur, others are not quite so sure! One moment you’re on…

Startup Stories organized by The Next Women

In the last weeks of 2015 I attended the “Startup Stories” – organized by The Next Women.  The Next Women is a community of – and access to – Female Investors, Entrepreneurs & Advisers. Once every couple of months they organize the Startup Stories where you, as a female entrepreneur, can  subscribe and pitch one…

From Minimum Viable Product to Relaunch – My 8 Favorite Tools

When I created the first version of the accessART website in February 2015, I knew little about startup terms as minimum viable product, bootstrapping and lean startups. I did know however that I had to start my company with little cash and test the concept as soon as possible :). Now, we are about to…

The First Steps towards my Startup App – 2 Workshops

At accessART, one of our main pillars is digitization – transform  the offline experience of buying and selling art into an online experience that is exciting for both buyers and sellers. One of many ways in which we will be doing this in the upcoming months is by building an app that will help potential…

Handling Online Criticism: How our $60 Video Enraged Illustrators

Recently, I was featured in a post on StartSuccessvol.nl. In this interview I really opened up and admitted that one of the hardest things to deal with while starting my company was handling online criticism (and offline of course). Plain, good, old criticism on the concept, on my own motivation, on the way I do…

How to Get a Low-Budget Startup Video Animation

Animated explainer videos are a hot marketing tool. Many start-ups and also bigger companies use them to explain their concept or their product to their customers or use them as an internal change management tool. Working on my startup, I was thinking: I could use an animation to explain my concept and showcase my company!…

Rural Coworking for Startups – What Do You Need to Know?

Ever considered rural coworking? Next to hosting several start-up accelerators (such as Startup Bootcamp and Rockstart), the city of Amsterdam is becoming a true start-up accelerator itself. Despite this great environment for start-ups, I’ve decided to take a break from bustling city life. Want to know why? Read on. I got triggered to write this blog post…

Startup Festival – accessART visits Uprise

Ever visited a startup festival? Me neither! Untill I went to the Uprise Startup Festival. Workshops, Startups and Investors were a succesful mix. With over a 100 startups and 4000 attendees (sold out!), I think the Uprise Festival can be claimed a big success! Hosted by Roest, Amsterdam, on a rather cold day in March,…