Thodoris is an avid researcher and explorer, with solid Project Management skills and a keen understanding of human psychology. He holds a BSc in sociology and a MSc in cultural studies and is a certified HRDA trainer. He has facilitated workshops throughout Europe on skills development and business modelling.
Thodoris is a Programs Coordinator at Open Box Communication, responsible for research and design of new training courses, acting as prototype concierge for corporates exploring customer validation, and design work for our courses. Despite his role at Open Box, he is also a Project Manager for ENERMAP, and a start-up Coach for Chrysalis LEAP.
Startup Trainer/Coach, Consultant
Ron Bloemers has over 20 years of full circle experience and network in the global renewables/cleantech industry, within the broader context of global energy markets, from the level of early stage clean-tech startups, all the way up, to the top management level of large international corporations on a global playing field. Ron has proven examples of early stage cleantech startups that he coached/mentored to global success in a bilateral coaching/mentoring relationship.
Ron is the founder and managing partner of Start-U-up, a boutique, private accelerator. He has designed and implemented the curriculum for stage 3 of the Climate-KIC Accelerator Program (Europe’s largest cleantech accelerator, with more than 500 startups incubated/accelerated throughout Europe). He frequently trains other coaches as well as startups all over Europe. Between 2012 and 2015, cleantech startups in the Dutch Climate-KIC Accelerator Program alone closed €35 million in external finance.
For 12 years, Ron served as a renewable energy and climate change expert at McKinsey & Company. His responsibilities included serving and developing clients on a European and global scale, leading/training/coaching McKinsey client service teams on a European and global scale, and a worldwide responsibility for knowledge development in renewables under McKinsey’s Practice Leadership.
Ron holds a Msc. in Business Economics (specializations in corporate finance and environmental management), and a Bsc. in Physical Education.