I just gave this site a new look by changing the template to something quite minimal/minimous, and I figured I would also update some of the info about me.
Hi, my name is Lykle de Vries.
I was trained as an Industrial Design Engineer at Delft University of Technology.
I worked for Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company for seven years, starting out as a packaging designer and ending up as a Business Information Analyst.
All the time, I enjoyed discovering this thing called ‘internet’ and early 2005 decided to really focus my interests and efforts on web2.0/social media/the conversation that is made possible by all this new technology…
Together with Ritzo ten Cate and Ronald Mulder, I currently run and own De Ondernemers BV, a Dutch outfit that helps their clients with New Business Development. We focus on entrepreneurship and open innovation. We also have some projects of our own, from which Twitterfountain and Speakonomy are the most visible ones.
Together with Ard Boer, I also initiated New Music Labs, that focusses on developing Tools for Tribes. We aim to help bands build better and longer lasting relationships with their fans. Our first big product was launched January 2010: Tribe Monitor, a social statistics aggregator. New Music Labs is built on the foundations that Ard an I lay down with Lopend Vuur, a Dutch music podcast.
Pleased to meet you (again).