Janne Vereijken (1982) is an entrepreneur and innovator in heart and soul. From her childhood she was a band leader in music creation and her ambitions and interests were too great for one path. Janne Vereijken studied Business Administration (bachelor), Strategy (master) and Cultural Studies (bachelor) at Radboud University Nijmegen. Her substantive knowledge and creative ability have proven to be an ideal combination for innovation at a high level. With her company Spring Company she has years of experience in the development of new strategies and innovations. In addition, it increases the innovative strength of teams and organizations. By providing them with the insights, methodologies and practical tools that enable them to make their own future. Janne Vereijken’s mission is to boost the innovative power of the Netherlands. Her vision is: innovation is not a “nice to-have”, but a must. Innovation is the best way to make organizations, products and services more valuable, smarter and more sustainable. Janne Vereijken has 11 years of experience in consultancy, process management, learning & development & keynote speaking in the field of strategy and innovation. Her areas of expertise are vision and strategy development, futures thinking, innovation of products, services & business models, design thinking, creative thinking, product & technology roadmapping, innovation management, innovation leadership & culture. In 2018, Janne Vereijken was named Rotterdam Business Woman of the Year. She impressed the jury with her guts, perseverance and the establishment of a company with expert status at such a young age.