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  • Mr Sjoerd Hauptmeijer
    CEO & Founder
    The Young Digitals


After graduating at University of Maastricht, Sjoerd worked as marketer at companies such as KPN, Swiss Life and NN Group. As Director Startup Fest Europe at StartupDelta (now Techleap) Sjoerd was responsible for an international program to strengthening the NL startup ecosysteem by connecting startups & scaleups, investors, scientists and corporate innovators.
Sjoerd lives with his wife and two kids in The Hague.

The Young Digitals believes in the talent of every young person. They grow up in a world of digitization and social media. This is where their opportunities lie.
It is our mission to guide these young people to a job as a digital marketer. We offer them a free training of 10 weeks, valuable work experience and guidance towards a new employer.
The Young Digitals partners with corporates, NGO’s and the public sector to realize our ambition to support young people across The Netherlands. Eg. VodafoneZiggo, Unilever, Exact, ING, UNICEF.